Top 10 Reasons To Move Into Independent Living In Denver
The Denver metro area has a wide variety of independent living communities for seniors, but is this the right choice for you…and is this the right time?
Below are the top 10 reasons to move into an independent living community in Denver.
Reason #1: Safety And Security
Independent living communities provide a safe environment, and many have emergency call systems in the apartments or some type of daily check-in system.
Reason #2: Less Cooking
One of the benefits of independent living communities in Denver is that some (or all) meals are provided each day, often in a “restaurant-style” dining setting. While most independent living apartments in the Denver metro area have full kitchens or kitchenettes in each of the units, it’s still nice to have the option of not cooking.
Reason #3: No More Isolation
As you get older, and your friends age or pass away, it can be easy to get isolated. Maybe this happened suddenly, or perhaps it got worse and worse gradually. In any case, if you’re feeling isolated living in your own home and community, you’re not alone – many seniors living on their own feel this way. By moving into an independent living community in Denver, however, you’ll instantly have access to a whole new group of acquaintances, companions, and friends.
Reason #4: Built-In Activities And Socialization
Most independent living communities for seniors in Denver have a full schedule of activities each month, many of which are on-site. Activities vary by community, but often include: movie nights, music, speakers, arts and crafts, exercise classes, and outings to shopping, restaurants, and cultural events.
Reason #5: No Need To Drive
Anyone who has lived in the Denver metro area for any length of time will agree that the traffic is way worse than it used to be, and seemingly getting more clogged by the day. Perhaps you’ve already given up driving on highways (or even busy streets), but wouldn’t it be nice to not worry about driving at all. Most independent living communities in Denver offer individual transportation to medical appointments and group transportation to activities, shopping, and outings.
Reason #6: Hassle-Free Living
As you get older, it can get harder (and less satisfying) to take care of your own home or condo. Yardwork, home maintenance and repairs, and unexpected expenses can be stressful and challenging to handle on your own. In independent living, everything is taken care of for you. Everything!
Reason #7: Downsize, Lock, And Leave
If you’re planning to downsize anyway, why buy a smaller house or condo and still have all of the burdens of home ownership? Independent living communities in Denver give you the option of downsizing AND locking and leaving. If you like to travel, you can leave your independent living apartment without having to worry about who will keep an eye on it.
Reason #8: Less Reliance On Family And Friends
Moving to an independent living community can instantly make you less reliant on family and friends. No one needs to drive you to appointments or drop by with food if you become ill. It may seem counterintuitive, but in independent living, you can actually be more independent than if you lived on your own.
Reason #9: Easier Transition Into Assisted Living Or Memory Care
If you choose a multi-level care community or continuing care retirement community, you can easily transition from independent living into assisted living or memory care, without the change being so drastic and jarring.
Reason #10: Peace Of Mind
Overall, independent living can provide a peace of mind that you might not have felt in a long time. No more worrying about how you’ll get to a doctor’s appointment on a snowy day, what will happen if you get sick, who you’ll call for the next home repair, whether you have enough groceries in the house, or any of the other “life challenges” that crop up.
Click here to see a listing of independent living communities in the Denver metro area.
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