Top Benefits of Living in an Independent Living Community

January 20, 2022 | Independent Living
Independent living seniors

Think of all the places you’ve lived during your life and the reasons you had for choosing each one. Maybe you moved to a different state to help advance your career. Or moved across town to get into a better school district. What if you bought a bigger house to have more room for your growing family? But now that going off to work each day is a distant memory, what do you do if where you live now no longer fits your plans for the future? 

Maybe it’s time to explore the benefits of independent living for seniors offered at a community like Astral at Franklin. An independent living community lets you trade in the upkeep and repairs of owning a home for the freedom of doing more of what you love. 

This blog post will enlighten you on how the benefits of independent living for seniors extend beyond no longer having the responsibility of daily chores.

10 Reasons to Consider Independent Living

  1. More freedom: Stuff happens. Grass grows, snow and leaves fall, floors need cleaning, lightbulbs need changing, and appliances wear out. At an independent living community, you’ll have a housekeeping staff and maintenance team you know and trust to clean and take care of upkeep and repairs. So no more costly, unexpected maintenance bills.
  2. One monthly fee: With just one payment a month, you cover your property taxes, maintenance, services and amenities. Even some of your dining and utilities could be paid for. 
  3. Safe and secure: Not only does a community offer round-the-clock security, but each residence also has an emergency call button providing peace of mind to you and your friends and family.
  4. Social opportunities: It can be difficult to find people who share your interests and life experiences. One of the benefits of independent living for seniors is a monthly calendar full of social events, activities and clubs. 
  5. Better balance: As a couple, it’s common to have different interests. Independent living has options for everyone, with plenty of activity-filled days along with space for a little quiet time.
  6. Active lifestyle: Unlike gyms and workout facilities that cater to a wide age range, at a senior living community they know what works for older adults with all levels of abilities. Our on-site wellness gym with fitness classes led by knowledgeable instructors can help you create a customized plan to reach your health and wellness goals.
  7. Healthy dining: An important part of living well is eating well. At Astral at Franklin, our dining room features restaurant-style meals prepared by our talented culinary team that are delicious and nutritious.
  8. Future-proof: Independent living residences are designed to allow you to age in place with features like walk-in tubs, grab bars, wide hallways and doorways. Plus, if you choose a community like Astral at Franklin you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you have access to on-site senior care — including assisted living and memory support — should you ever need it.
  9. Lock-and-leave: Another big benefit of independent living for seniors is the ability to lock your door and know that everything will be OK when you return. You can visit friends up the street, stay with family across the state, or travel around the globe without worrying about your residence.
  10. Scheduled transportation: Imagine no longer having to deal with traffic or look for a parking space. Communities offer scheduled transportation for shopping, entertainment, doctor appointments and other activities — so you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Discover the Benefits of Independent Living for Seniors

It’s one thing to read about everything a community offers, but it’s even better to see it for yourself. Right now is a great time to consider an independent living community like Astral at Franklin. To learn more or to schedule your personal visit, contact us here.

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