Few concepts resonate with seniors as much as that of “independence.” Before retirement many yearn for independence from the 9-to-5 workday, but then find independence is much more than just not working. In fact, independence in retirement is so much easier to achieve in an independent living community where everything you need is close at hand, freeing up time for the best life has to offer. If independent living is still on your retirement bucket list, here are some of the benefits to expect.
A sense of community — Independent living in a senior living community like Sonrisa is comparable to living in a resort, but one where all the guests are residents. It is a community of like-minded seniors who enjoy spending time together and apart, setting and achieving goals, making plans, and just living life to the fullest. With a variety of luxury housing options to choose from, residents of Sonrisa independent living community quickly find themselves to be part of a thriving and invigorating society with all the assets of home ownership, but none of the cares. Of course, residents also have the added benefit of safety and security at a level that is hard to match anywhere.
Active lifestyle — Getting older does not mean slowing down, physically or mentally, and for many seniors in independent living, they soon find they have never been more active. Today’s independent living communities offer a full range of planned activities as well as being close to offsite recreational opportunities at local parks, as well as shopping, theaters, and more. Seniors can pick and choose from a daily menu of things to do, participate in classes or workshops, or spend a sunny day at a local park on a golf course or visiting a museum.
Wellness made easy — An active senior lifestyle can only be achieved with a focus on wellness. Independent living communities like Sonrisa make staying well and fit simple by providing an exceptional, state-of-the-art exercise facility. Residents can take dance and yoga classes, as well as water fitness classes in the courtyard pool or take a walk and spend time with nature. Best of all, living in a community of similarly active friends and neighbors can help everyone to achieve their fitness goals and have fun doing it.
Great food and drink — One of the best aspects of independent living communities is the amazing variety of eateries and menu options. At Sonrisa we know active seniors in independent living don’t always adhere to a strict schedule so our residents can enjoy chef-prepared meals in our beautiful restaurant or by the pool and relax with coffee and a snack in the Bistro Café. Of course, all of our lovely apartments also have their own fully equipped kitchens that are perfect for those who love to cook and entertain at home. For our residents who want to get together over drinks, they can end their day at the Lobby Lounge and Bar, and just enjoy the company of friends.
Look and feel your best — In addition to staying healthy, independent living at Sonrisa also provides the means to look great, without leaving the community. Our full-service beauty salon and barbershop is open for a quick trim or an elegant up-do for special occasions. Or get the kinks out and pamper yourself at our day spa and feel revived, refreshed, and ready to go.
Leave the work to us — One of the most appreciated aspects of independent living is the housekeeping service which frees up our residents to get up, get going and rest assured their apartment will be clean and fresh when they return. If desired, residents can also take advantage of our linen service.
Relax and enjoy — In addition to all the amenities listed above, Sonrisa independent living also offers concierge services, an activity room, a theater for great movies, a media room to help residents stay connected, and a variety of special interest clubs. For those who love being outdoors, residents can compete in bocce ball, pickleball, and horseshoes, and polish their technique on the putting green. We also provide raised bed gardens, a dog park and an indoor dog wash for our many pet parents.
Independent living offers active seniors a life that is free of home maintenance but full to the brim with fun and freedom. To learn more about housing options and amenities at Sonrisa or contact us today or take a moment to view our gallery.