A big benefit of moving into independent living is the maintenance-free lifestyle that comes with it. However, you might be thinking that you are too young to be moving into a retirement community and that you will not benefit from a maintenance-free lifestyle considering you are still strong and active. However, wouldn’t it be nice to kick your feet up once in a while and not have to think about tending to the yard or changing a fused bulb? Beyond having mundane tasks handled for you by caring professionals, here are 3 benefits of a maintenance-free lifestyle when you move into the Independent Living community in The Summit.
It is no doubt that housing expenses make up one of the largest portions of your budget, eating up anywhere from 30 to 35% of your spending. These costs can include utilities, interior and exterior maintenance, insurance, taxes, and more in addition to your mortgage or rent. A maintenance-free lifestyle in an independent living community can help reduce these costs. Perhaps it is time to look back on your housing expenses and consider downsizing to a retirement community.
Free Up More Time
Even if you are independent, active, and more than capable of tending to your home, wouldn’t you rather spend that time pursuing a new hobby or interest or nurturing a long-lost passion? It takes multiple hours in a day to maintain a home even with a housekeeper or the help of a landscaping company. With a maintenance-free lifestyle in independent living, you are able to enjoy your golden years free from menial tasks and focus on what truly matters. Whether that is spending time with your grandchildren, or picking up a new skill or hobby, our Impressions Housekeeping & Maintenance can help free up more time in your day.
While moving into independent living almost always means downsizing your living space and belongings and that can be seen as a con, sometimes less is simply more. When considering downsizing into a senior living apartment, think of it not simply as reducing the size of your living space but also as an opportunity to live a new and simpler life. A smaller residence will force you to keep the things that truly matter and donate or sell that you don’t actually need. Paring down your possessions and getting rid of clutter can help increase your enjoyment of your home and relieve stress. According to research, a messy or cluttered environment triggers a stress response in the brain which negatively impacts your ability to process information as effectively as opposed to being in an organized, uncluttered environment. After all, as the saying goes, a clear space makes a free mind.
Here at our retirement community, we offer retirees an exquisite environment to make the most out of their retirement. With state-of-the-art amenities, healthcare, interior design, and technology, our senior living community is dedicated to providing the best for you or your loved ones. With maintenance services, concierge services, restaurant-style dining, and transportation services, we are sure that you will fall in love with the maintenance-free lifestyle we offer here. Contact us to find out more today.