Retirement is considered to be some of the best years of your life — a well-deserved time to enjoy new activities, travel, meet new people, and much more. One big factor in this new chapter is considering whether moving to a senior living community is the right choice for you — or even possibly a loved one. It’s a key decision and there are a number of things to factor in, so keep reading to learn more about taking the right steps and how it can benefit you.

Time to Make the Move?

It’s important to note there is no right time to consider a senior living community that applies to everyone across the board. However, one key sign to keep in mind is if you’re beginning to feel the burden of living alone and maintaining your household. Aging adults may prefer the simplified lifestyle and convenience offered at some communities. For example, Life Plan Communities, such as Brookridge, offer the benefit of a flourishing, maintenance-free lifestyle with a continuum of care in place should it ever be needed.

Benefits That Could Help

If you’re thinking of moving to a senior community, there’s a strong threefold benefit that can complement your life:

Social Life

Older adults are at greater risk for loneliness and social isolation, but communities for 55 and up provide a robust environment of activities and numerous opportunities to enhance your social interaction. This allows you to meet new people and gain a supportive network of friends. And with retirement communities offering a variety of residential options, living on campus only strengthens your network and offers an abundance of amenities to enjoy.

Maintenance and Upkeep

The maintenance of a household requires a lot of time and energy, and you may be approaching a season where you’d rather someone else handle all these details while you appreciate life to its fullest. Moving to a senior living community allows you to leave these maintenance chores to trusted staff, so you can spend more time doing the things you love, such as hobbies and socializing.

Peace of Mind

Whether you’re interested in a community that offers independent living or assisted living, the perk of a Life Plan Community is the security of peace of mind. This type of retirement community offers residents the benefit of living well within a vital and socially active community, along with the promise of care if and when those services are needed. During emergencies or challenging situations, or a life change in your health, it can be reassuring to know there is a solid plan in place and that you will be taken care of with quality and dignity, no matter your wellness situation. With a Life Plan Community, you have a built-in community of caring staff ready to help whenever needed — a peace of mind that is priceless.

Exceptional Life Plan Community at Brookridge

Brookridge is the No. 1 choice for senior living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and we invite you to tour our vibrant community with five levels of care — independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehab, and skilled nursing care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your visit, please call us at (336) 759-1044.