Before you retired, when the idea of not going to work in the morning was a distant daydream, how did
Before you retired, when the idea of not going to work in the morning was a distant daydream, how did you imagine you’d spend your retirement years? Taking long weekend trips with friends? Enrolling in that art class at the local community college that you’ve heard so many good things about? Volunteering at the library, joining the book club, and meeting other people who love to get lost in a good book? Chances are, you’ve imagined a life with less stress and responsibility and more time to do the things you really love. In short, you imagined the type of lifestyle you can enjoy with independent living.
When a lot of people hear the term “assisted living,” they think of a life void of independence, privacy, and purpose, but that’s just not true. What assisted living really does is help with some of the activities of daily living, like managing medications, dressing, or bathing. Aside from getting help with daily activities when they need it, assisted living residents enjoy all of the same things they did before they moved in, plus some extra bonuses. They’re welcome to spend their time the way they want with an activities calendar that’s always full of suggestions. They can eat what they want, when they want, and, thanks to an on-site kitchen staff, they’ll never have to prep a meal or wash a dish.