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Why Move To a Senior Living Community?
Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Realizing the Many Benefits of Independent Senior Living 

Simplify Your Lifestyle and Gain Freedom

Over the years, the definition of senior living communities has changed. While moving to a senior community may once have been looked at as a step back or a resignation to losing one’s independence, that is certainly not the case today! On the contrary, a move to an independent living community actually gives seniors more freedom and a chance to reinvent their lifestyle. Consider just a few of the advantages of senior living communities. 

You can downsize and simplify your life.

After their kids have grown, many seniors realize they no longer need or want to maintain their current home. They would rather spend their time and energy on hobbies and activities they enjoy than on household upkeep and outdoor maintenance. When you move to a senior living community, you simplify your life. You no longer have to worry about home maintenance and other chores.

You reduce expenses.

Whether or not you are still paying a mortgage, homeownership is expensive. There’s always the chance of a major appliance like a water heater or air conditioner needing to be replaced or having to hire a service to remove a downed tree following a storm. Older adults who move to a senior living community no longer have to worry about those large, unexpected expenses associated with homeownership.

You have more freedom.

As we noted, there’s a common misconception that adults living in a senior community have less freedom and independence. Seniors actually have more freedom and time than if they were still living in and caring for their home. If you want to take a day trip or a longer vacation, you can easily do so on a whim, without needing to make any arrangements to look after your home. With fewer responsibilities, you can truly live a more carefree life.

Are you considering a move to a senior living community? If you live in Northeast Ohio, we invite you to learn more about independent senior living opportunities on McGregor’s beautiful 32-acre Cleveland campus. Discover the advantages of our award-winning senior community for yourself.