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Why should you move to a senior living community?

Published in Senior Living Author: Maggie Manzke

If you talked to residents at a senior living community, such as Chateau Waters, most would say that they wished they had moved into the community sooner.

Here are 10 reasons why:

  1. Improved diet. It’s common for new residents, who had been eating poorly before they moved, to experience improvements in their health and well-being just from having three square meals a day at a senior living community. Residents don’t have to worry about grocery shopping or meal preparation. Instead, they get to enjoy a fine dining experience every day of the week.
  2. Maintenance free. Keeping up a house and yard is a lot of work. Senior living community residents can leave the back-breaking labor to others.
  3. Safety. From fall safety and wellness checks to living in a secured building, residents can enjoy the peace of mind that some seniors who live alone don’t have.
  4. Family dynamics. The need to do household tasks may feel like a burden to your family and friends. Instead, residents of senior living communities can spend quality time with their loved ones.
  5. Friends. Living alone can be isolating. At senior living communities, residents can make new friends and become reacquainted with old friends.
  6. Shared interests. Senior communities offer a wealth of opportunities to help residents mingle and stay engaged such as favorite card games, reading groups, woodworking, exercise, yoga and art classes.
  7. Activity. There’s something for everyone at senior living communities. A variety of activities and entertainment are offered — both onsite and in the local community. Entertainment can range from an onsite movie theater, visiting performers, outings, plays or museums.
  8. Driving. Senior communities offer free transportation for shopping and excursions. Even though residents don’t need to rely on a car any longer, resident parking spots are available.
  9. Health care services. There’s also the peace of mind that comes with being connected to health care services through CentraCare — if and when needed.
  10. Expenses. Instead of having to pay separate bills for electricity, heat, water, garbage, phone, etc., you can one easy payment, which also includes perks such as meals, activities and concierge services.

Learn more about CentraCare senior living locations.