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Benefits of Independent Living

A move to an independent living retirement community is a chance to truly enjoy new freedoms and opportunities, and live your best life now. In fact, studies show that when people are part of a community, such as Jacaranda Trace, they are happier and healthier. Here are just a few reasons why:

Maintenance-free living

Most of us have spent more sunny days with our to-do lists and mowing lawns than we care to count. No more! As a member of a community with signature services, all the chores of home upkeep are handled, leaving you free to spend your days as you please. Put away the hammer, hose and broom. It’s your turn to fill your days with whatever you choose. Sit back, sip some iced tea, play golf, find a new passion, or rekindle an old one.

Friends and socializing

Being around others whose company you enjoy raises your “feel good” hormones—serving up focus, energy, and optimism. It also makes you more motivated to maintain good physical health, which brings with it all sorts of benefits, like lower blood pressure and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Besides, it’s more fun to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any event with friends around you. It’s one of the big benefits of community living for seniors.

A feeling of belonging

A sense of purpose, feeling like you’re part of a greater community, can completely change your outlook. Senior living communities give you the option of participating in an array of events and activities, often introducing you to new activities. You can join a club or form your own, take a class, volunteer, or share your skills and wisdom with other members. There are always lots of reasons to get up every morning and get excited about a new day.

Lifelong learning

Your brain is a big winner when it comes to the benefits of community living for seniors. The reason is, you’re surrounded by so many options for entertainment, engagement, and mental stimulation. That’s great news, because challenging your brain builds neural pathways, which help improve memory, attention, thinking, and reasoning skills. Super activities for the brain are book clubs, discussions on world events, or lectures about history and science. You can learn a new hobby or attend a computer workshop. If it interests you, chances are you can discover it in a senior living community.

A plan for the future

Worrying about what might happen tomorrow can rob you of joy today. A senior living community with higher levels of care provides peace of mind knowing personal assistance and health care are there should you need them. Which means as a healthy, active senior, you can enter the community as part of Independent Living. If you ever need more advanced levels of care, you do not have to move to another community.

Enhanced nutrition

No more having to worry about what’s for dinner or shopping and preparing. In senior living communities, meals are something to savor. Many communities have several venues on campus to choose from that are warm and inviting, with service that’s swift and friendly. The chef-prepared menus are a combination of delicious flavors with important nutrition. Plus, special dietary needs can often be accommodated. And having the option of dining with others adds a special touch.

A focus on wellness

We all want to live a long and healthy life, and at Jacaranda Trace, you can explore every aspect of wellness. Join fitness and exercise classes. Assure lifelong learning with events, clubs, and lectures. Feed your body with delicious and nutritious meals. Thrive from warm companionship and emotional support. All benefits of living in a community.

These are just a few benefits of the independent living lifestyle. There are so many, and the list keeps growing.  Even so, making the decision to move to a community is a big one. Learn more and get answers to your questions by scheduling an appointment at Jacaranda Trace or attend an upcoming event.