There are many benefits of living in a retirement community. For one, there is no need to prepare for winter! Today, just looking outside will give you one of the best reasons for moving.
Winter - Who among us hasn’t looked outside at the pretty snowfall, only to be reminded that shoveling and plowing the driveway is right behind? It is so much nicer to snuggle in with a good book and let someone else do the work while you just relax with a hot beverage of your choice and watch the pretty snowflakes fall. Residents of retirement communities no longer have to worry about shoveling, winterizing lawnmowers, making sure that the snowplow has gas, plowing driveways, or whether the pipes will freeze. The retirement community provides the people who will take care of all those tasks for you!
Safety – Our residents know that they no longer have to worry about going outside during the winter months and slipping on icy sidewalks. The community’s grounds crew maintains the parking lots, sidewalks, and walkways so that if seniors need to go somewhere, or have guests in to visit, snow and ice has been removed and the risk of falling has been greatly reduced.
Yard work – Let’s face it, we are not all like Martha Stewart who has a schedule for readying the garden and yard tools. Whether it is prepping the garden beds, raking leaves, storing yard tools, seeding, mowing, watering, thatching, or maintaining equipment, residents can rest assured they can enjoy beautiful grounds without the hassle of the work itself. There are so many retirement communities in the Chicago area to choose from and the residents enjoy beautiful gardens and park-like walking paths, so more time can be spent enjoying life without the constant yard work.
House work – Depending on the kind of community you move to, some have daily or weekly housekeeping assistance, apartments that feature generous closet and storage space, washers and dryers in each independent apartment and personal laundry service for residents in assisted living apartments. It pays to check out the various amenities offered with each community when making a decision to move.
While some retirement communities are located in rural areas, many are close to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Some communities even offer satellite banks, beauty salons and barbers, chapels, grocery stores, and restaurants.
Retirement communities are not like the retirement homes of the past. Take the time to tour some of the communities near you.