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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

When is the right time to move to a retirement community?

It’s early on a snowy morning, and you are dreading the task of taking your trash to the curb for collection. As you sip your coffee, putting off the job just a little bit longer, you think about the sidewalk that needs to be shoveled. You look up and see the burned-out can light in your kitchen ceiling that needs to be changed. 

It’s not that you can’t accomplish these household chores. It’s just that they seem more and more burdensome. It makes you wonder how much more time you’d have to do the things you want to do if you didn’t have to deal with that constant home maintenance. 

Active, energetic older adults like you often wonder when it’s the right time to move to a continuing care retirement community like Westminster at Lake Ridge. Of course, it’s an individual decision, but often, the answer is sooner rather than later. 

One big reason is that you’re free of those time-consuming home chores, from repairs to housekeeping. Another reason many residents cite: the opportunity to make lots of new friends and grow a great support system. You also will find a huge roster of programs and amenities on campus, from fitness classes to book clubs, so you can pursue your favorite hobbies and discover new passions. And, as soon as you move in, you have peace of mind knowing that you’ll have access to assistance and health care should your needs change. 

Many Westminster at Lake Ridge residents say they moved into the community when able to take advantage of all the community offered. They also say making the move while they were able to do it themselves took responsibility for their living situation off the shoulders of their children—bringing their families peace of mind, too. 

Westminster at Lake Ridge provides everything you need to live a full, active and engaged retirement life and nourish your mind, body and soul. It starts with the perfect apartment or cottage home, personalized to your taste. You can choose from dining options that range from a casual meal at the Clipper Café to an elegant, chef-prepared feast in the dining room. You’ll find numerous opportunities to keep fit, from the well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool to the pickleball court, walking paths and trails that meander through our beautiful, wooded campus. You can take an art appreciation class, improve your digital skills with the help of qualified instructors, attend a discussion group or lecture on a wide variety of topics, or join a group for an excursion to one of numerous cultural or performance venues in D.C. and Northern Virginia. 

If it’s time for you to start exploring the many advantages of living at Westminster at Lake Ridge, please join us for one of our upcoming informational presentations, call us at 703-436-8122, or request more information here.



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