What is independent living in the 21st century? Probably much more than you realize! Active and healthy seniors who prefer a carefree lifestyle rather than the responsibilities of home maintenance and upkeep choose independent living as much for the luxury as for the convenience, services, and amenities. Rather than wonder what is really like, take a look at what to expect.
What is independent living?
While all independent living communities are not created equal, the best are not unlike top-notch resorts that strive to provide a friendly and service-oriented environment, and are focused on providing fun, entertaining and luxurious amenities. Independent living is for seniors who do not need assistance to stay on the go, meet and exceed their retirement expectations, create lasting relationships, and pursue their passions with gusto. If a retirement that feels like a vacation every day sounds good, find out more about what independent living has to offer in our blog, “The Benefits of Living in an Independent Living Community.”
Moving from the family home to independent living shouldn’t mean sacrificing comfort and luxury and modern independent living communities like Sonrisa Senior Living offer the highest level of both in housing options that include choices in size and floorplan, and include many really beautiful and touches like well-lit, airy designs, state-of-the-art appliances, and electronic key entry to ensure safety, security and privacy. Residents are also encouraged to decorate according to their tastes and preferences so they truly feel at home. Everything is designed with convenience and accessibility in mind and housekeeping, maintenance and repairs are all included in the package. Get the big picture in our blog, “7 Reasons Why a Retirement Community Beats Living at Home.”
Amenities that are second to none!
Independent living should encourage independence by offering a wide variety of amenities that accommodate residents’ every whim and desire. Whether that means working out in a beautiful exercise center, spending time relaxing by the pool, enjoying a movie with friends, or joining in a friendly game of pickleball or bocce ball, the best independent living communities offer it all right on site. Other options include on-site hair salons and barber shops, spas services, and other options described in our blog, “Is an Independent Living Community Right for You?”
Download our free Guide to Independent Living to learn more.
A culture of wellness!
Staying healthy is essential to a long and happy life and there is no better place to embrace wellness than in an independent living community. From physical wellness through exercise and other activities, to mental wellness gained by enjoying social connections and fulfilling passions, to spiritual wellness that comes with living in a welcoming and caring environment, independent living is built on a culture of wellness that seeks to make every day one of the best for each and every resident. For a look at how we view wellness, check out our blog, “The Blue Zones & Successful Aging.”
When the question “What is independent living?” is asked, the answer should include “Amazing meals and dining options!” In keeping with the resort-like appeal of independent living, chef-prepared meals are the norm among luxury communities like Sonrisa, and residents can also enjoy a variety of dining venues that include a formal dining room, an ala carte Bistro for snacks and lighter fare, the Lobby Lounge and Bar for libations with friends (no driving required!), and even poolside service when desired.
For a meal while shopping or a night out on the town in Roseville, Sonrisa residents can choose from many wonderful restaurants and cafes or when cooking at home they can find the freshest ingredients for preparing their favorite dishes. Take a look at great cuisine options in and around Sonrisa Senior Living in our blog, “Dining in Roseville – Great Options for Retirees.”
Pet owners know life without their beloved friends would not be their best life so many independent living communities not only accept pets but encourage residents to bring them along and feel free to share. As noted in our blog, “The Wellness Benefits of Pet-Friendly Senior Living Communities,” we recognize the many important physical and mental benefits of pets and make sure they have plenty of areas to play with others and with their owners.
What is independent living? At its best independent living is a vibrant and thriving community where older adults can live well, enjoy great friendships, and savor the good life they deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our wonderful neighborhood and schedule your tour! Download our free Guide to Independent Living to learn more.