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When you are imagining the retirement of your dreams, you probably have some specific things in mind, as well as how you’d like to feel when you wake up each morning. After all, you’ve arrived at a very special time in your life—a time to be inspired, respected, and to live in the moment. Independent living might be just the ticket!

Think about what you want out of your retirement. And what you could do without. Make a checklist and keep it in mind as you research and visit independent living communities. 

Independent living: does it measure up to the retirement of your dreams?

Imagine a retirement where you didn’t have to worry about any of the following…how would it feel?

  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking 
  • Yard work
  • Household repairs
  • Laundry
  • Daytime driving
  • Nighttime driving
  • Clearing off icy sidewalks
  • Errands
  • Scheduling home services
  • Coordinating house sitting, mail pickup, etc. when traveling
  • Paying property tax and homeowner’s insurance

With independent living in a senior living community, none of the above list is your responsibility. After all, you’ve most likely done your fair share of clearing out gutters, mopping the floor, and handling all the details of everyday life. It’s okay to hand those things over to someone else, so that all you have to do is relax and carve your own path filled with engaging lifestyle opportunities, such as you’ll find in a Peregrine Senior Living community. 

How independent living can give you more of what you want in retirement.

Living in a community that feels like a friendly neighborhood is good for you—mentally, emotionally, and physically. Being around others you enjoy helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. You have a sense of belonging, and the reassurance that assistance is right there if ever needed. Having a strong social network also reduces the risk of stroke, heart disease and dementia. 

In independent living, you can engage and connect as you choose, maintaining your independence and savoring every moment. At Peregrine Senior Living, we believe whether it’s hosting family brunch in a stunning dining room or letting the fresh air reinvigorate your spirit on an afternoon walk, there’s always new ways to find simple joys.

Choosing independent living offers you:

  • Fun
  • Social opportunities
  • Friends
  • Convenience
  • Dining options
  • Travel opportunities and outings
  • Educational and cultural opportunities
  • Pampering
  • Amenities
  • Fitness and wellness opportunities
  • Activities on your calendar
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Purpose
  • Relaxation
  • Privacy
  • A sense of safety and security
  • Time to do whatever you want

Independent living could be your opportunity to define your life as never before. 

Now is the perfect time to consider independent living, because today’s independent living communities offer you a new brand of hospitality. Not in terms of a hotel where you only stay a few days and there are mints on the pillow. Genuine hospitality in independent living is about a style of living; an environment that values your unique self and incorporates daily details that matter to you. 

For example, an executive chef preparing your favorite dish. A fitness instructor playing music from your hit list. Assistance with getting tickets to your favorite museum and helping arrange transportation to an opening. It’s staff members who feel like family and who care about your wellbeing.

A sense of welcome—that you feel every day—and the knowledge that you are valued:  today’s senior living communities understand the importance of hospitality. It should be on your checklist for independent living—and your dream retirement!  

Life is an interesting journey, and you have the freedom to decide how eventful it is.Contact us today to learn more. And please download the free guide, Just The Facts: Your Guide to Independent Living. We are here to help you!

Written by
Stephen Sarsfield Bowman

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