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Independent Living Decision Guide

Senior Living | 08/22/18


Am I Ready for a Retirement Community?

As we age our lifestyle changes, and one of those changes may include moving into a senior living community. One of the greatest concerns many adults have about this sort of move is the thought of losing their independence. Many reject the idea because they believe they will be bored, never get to see their friends and family, or won’t be permitted to leave their apartment on their own accord. This could not be further from the truth. While moving to a retirement community is indeed a major lifestyle change, there are definitely several positive aspects to it.

Some of benefits to downsizing and moving into an independent senior living community? First, those home maintenance tasks that may become challenging as you age, like shoveling snow or cleaning the gutters, become things of the past. You’ll enjoy a more manageable floor plan, with peace of mind knowing help is available whenever it may be needed. Additionally, you will have access to an abundance of social activities, wellness programs, scheduled transportation to off-campus events and appointments, dining services and so much more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Independent Living Communities

If you’re thinking about moving into independent living community, it’s normal to have questions and concerns. After all, this a major life decision, so it’s important to have the facts laid out before you. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about senior independent living:

Why should I move to an independent living community when I’m still healthy and active?

Senior living communities are actually great for seniors who are still independent and need very little help with daily activities. Studies show that healthy, active seniors who move into an independent living community are more likely to stay that way. Why? Because life is just so much easier and less stressful. When you don’t have to worry about house maintenance tasks, have a predictable monthly payment, access to robust wellness programs, it’s easier to live a full, engaged lifestyle.

Should I be worried my independence will be compromised?

In an independent living community, you’re able to come and go as you please. You’re welcome to bring your car. Or you can feel free to utilize the scheduled transportation offered by the community to head to off-campus events without the worry of parking or walking long distances from your car. Additionally, you’ll have an array of daily activities you can choose to participate in. It’s your life, your choices, and you can continue to lead the same life you’ve always loved.

What types of services and amenities are offered at independent living communities?

You are able to enjoy a wide variety of services and amenities from a professional staff. In the LivWell Center at Crestwood Manor, you’ll find enriching activities to fulfill all seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, environmental and vocational. You’ll find amazing amenities that ensure an engaging life, from the regular help with home maintenance tasks, daily dining options, plus onsite libraries, art studios, pools and more.

Will I find an apartment that meets my needs?

At Crestwood Manor, you’ll find independent living housing options for every lifestyle. There are ten different independent living floor plans available with one- one bedroom den -or two-bedroom apartment options. Plus, should your healthcare needs change, feel rest assured knowing that you have access to support services like personal care or skilled nursing.

Discover Vibrant Senior Independent Living at Crestwood Manor

We invite you to come for a tour of our beautifully-renovated continuing care retirement community in Whiting, New Jersey to experience for yourself why you belong here. Learn more about our vibrant living options and engaging lifestyle, or contact us today for more information.