What to Expect when Moving to a Retirement Community
Published on November 6, 2018
Moving to a retirement community can mean different things to each person. There are many factors that determine the kind of community a senior is looking for including budget, health status, family dynamics, personal goals, and lifestyle. As more people reach retirement age, retirement homes are changing. People are living longer than generations before, and more seniors are looking for a retirement community that offers opportunities to be social and active to maintain their healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. Here’s what you can expect when moving into a retirement community.
Security and Emergency Support
Living alone can leave seniors feeling vulnerable or isolated. Retirement communities provide the safety and emergency support to give residents the feeling that help is always around when they need it. 24-hour staffing is another feature of many retirement homes that allow residents to feel safe any time, day and night.
Many retirement communities provide levels of service to residents including housework, cooking, and yardwork. Seniors love the care-free lifestyle of retirement homes, especially if they don’t want the daily stresses of household chores like cooking and grocery shopping. And should they need a little extra assistance with daily tasks, help is also available.
Convenient and Easy Access to Healthcare
Realizing you need healthcare can be difficult to accept, but retirement communities provide easy access to healthcare to reduce the level of stress associated with this change. Services like medication administration, nursing staff, massage therapy, fitness centres, and more are available to Community Members at many retirement homes.
Healthy Delicious Meals
Health begins inside the body, and this is one of the biggest perks of retirement communities. Experienced chefs and dieticians plan and coordinate meals for residents to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need without compromising taste. With healthy meals every day, you can be sure you are establishing a great foundation for health.
A retirement community with a fitness centre is easy to come by, but some communities offer much more than a gym on the ground level. From organized events to spontaneous trips to the shopping mall, at V!VA Retirement Communities, we offers a multitude of fitness options. Some of our services include stretch classes, AquaFit, walking paths, massage therapy, strengthening classes, and much more.
Choose V!VA Retirement Communities for an Easy Transition
While there are many options out there, V!VA Retirement Communities strives to create a social community where our Community Members can thrive. We provide our seniors with a safe, trustworthy environment where they can nurture old friendships and create new ones. Our Team Members care about our Community Members and as they perform their unique roles, they abide by our Orange Dot Values to make sure everyone feels welcome, safe, and cared for.
As one of the few strong and successful privately-owned and independent developers in the senior living field, V!VA Retirement Communities provides exceptional services to its Community Members. We have six operating locations, including Barrhaven, Mississauga, Pickering, Thornhill Woods, Meadowlands in Ancaster, and Waterside in Carleton Place, with two others under construction in Oakville and Whitby.
To learn more about our retirement living options and to find out if V!VA Retirement Communities is right for you or your loved one, visit our website, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 1-888-984-8482.