Millions of Americans over the age of 65 are either married or living together under the same roof with their significant other. That’s a trend that is likely to continue well into the future. To help accommodate the living preferences of these couples, the best senior living communities offer choices that are perfect for people who are committed to living their lives together.
So, what are the benefits of senior living for couples? In this post we’ll explore four reasons seniors find happiness with communities that offer the floor plans, home sizes and amenities couples want.
1. More time to enjoy each other’s company. Let’s face it, boring tasks like mowing the lawn or shoveling snow from the driveway can get in the way of quality time with your significant other. But not at a senior living community! Here, you’ll enjoy a convenient, maintenance-free lifestyle that leaves plenty of time for enjoying life’s finer moments together. Say “goodbye” to those mundane, repetitive chores.
2. Just the right amount of room. For many couples, moving into a senior living community is about “right-sizing” the large homes they no longer need. Whether you and your significant other desire a small, one-bedroom apartment or a more spacious floor plan, look for a community that offers several different layouts so you can choose the setup that works best for you.
3. Healthcare services that change with you. Some couples like to do everything together. Aging, however, is often unpredictable, and one of you may need extra help and support while the other does not. Let’s say your partner trips and sprains an ankle and now requires skilled nursing care. At a senior living community, you can stay together while the burden of care falls to the experts.
4. New experiences to discover. In many ways, moving to a senior living community could be one of the more exciting things you do together. From the neighbors who will greet you on your first day to the new dining options, activities and amenities you’ll have at your fingertips, boredom will be downright impossible. Who knows, you might even decide to pick up a new hobby or two!
Plan for Your Future with Western Home Communities
Going into your retirement years, it’s important to consider the role a senior living community plays in your long-term plans. At Western Home Communities, we offer a variety of living options perfect for senior couples or singles alike. Best of all, they’re all designed to help you stay active, healthy and social as you age. If you’re considering downsizing to a community designed specifically for your needs and wants, contact Western Home Communities to learn more.