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Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Why a Senior Living community is perfect for the single lifestyle

If you’re looking at options to make your dream retirement life a reality, you might be considering all the benefits and amenities of a Senior Living community.

But if you’re single, you may be asking yourself if it could be the right fit?

The answer is an unquestionable yes.

The great advantage of today’s Independent Living is that the best communities literally offer something for everyone. They understand the commonality of this stage of life and the enjoyment among those sharing their own rich experiences. But they also plan for the sheer diversity of their residents and the variety of choices needed to meet their needs. 

If you’re single, you may want to explore what is being offered in today’s retirement living. Whether you’re looking for activities, friendship or maybe a companion, the lifestyle waiting could be the perfect match

5 ways Independent Living supports the single lifestyle

Consider these 5 opportunities communities offer to support your fabulous single life.   

1. Easy access to a social life

Making friends and creating special relationships is a priority for people who want to age well. A strong support system is also needed as we grow older. You may already have this covered, but if you find yourself a little more alone, Independent Living can be a great solution.

With scheduled monthly activities, group events and dining, the opportunities are plentiful to meet new friends in a natural environment. You’ll not only discover something appealing but others as well who share similar pursuits. And if you’re interested in dating, you may find meeting someone has never been easier. It’s not nearly as awkward if you’re already becoming friends and are participating in an activity you both enjoy.

2. Easy to prioritize your physical health

Another priority in aging well is to keep yourself physically fit. If you’ve struggled to motivate yourself to drive to your local gym, moving into an Independent Living community can take away all the excuses. You may find it’s simpler than ever to stay in shape.

Your community should offer a well-appointed weight room and equipment, as well as aerobic exercises or stretching classes such as yoga. And don’t overlook sporting games that can be so much fun that you’ll forget you’re taking steps to maintain your health. If you’re a swimmer, make sure they have a pool where you can get your laps or water aerobics in.

3. Opportunities to keep learning and growing

Another key to aging well is committing to a life-long love of learning. Keeping your mind active and engaged is just as important to your brain health as physical exercise is to your body.

An engaging community will provide a full calendar of activities that are fun, rewarding or both. Look for lectures, concerts or book clubs. They’ll also often make arrangements for their residents to attend cultural events off campus, such as a night at the theater or museum, with transportation arranged. When you live in a community, they take care of all the details so all you need to do is choose the activity and enjoy it.

4. Provide a maintenance-free life

One of the undeniable parts of homeownership is managing all of the repairs, fixes and renovations. If you’re like most retirees, you are more than ready to pass on the responsibility of upkeep and maintenance.

When you visit a community, imagine this new life where time is yours to spend as you choose. Will it be relaxing by the pool, lunch with friends or an outdoor exercise class? You won’t have to spend hours shoveling snow from your walk, mowing the grass or finding a company that provides those services. No more broken hot water tanks or air-conditioners on the fritz for you to take care of.

5. A safe and secured lifestyle

Safety is important no matter what our age, but as we grow older it’s one item on the check-off list that tends to rise to the top. Especially for those living alone or who may not have any family close by, the relief of knowing that where you live is safe is invaluable.

The right Independent Living community makes the security of all of their residents a priority. They recognize that enjoyment of life begins first with knowing you are safe and secure. Not only will you be able to relax and no longer worry about your community’s safety but you’ll sleep easier knowing you have in-home security as well.

A single life in Independent Living can be the perfect fit

As we grow older, we may find ourselves single by choice or circumstance. Some who live alone will rarely find a moment when they’re lonely. But for others, as friends move away and family is scattered, they may feel as if something is missing. And they might just discover it can be found at an Independent Living community. 

Ingleside’s Westminster at Lake Ridge Independent Living community

At Ingleside, we offer the activities and amenities that appeal to both our couples and single residents. Whether it’s taking advantage of our dining options, working out in our fitness center or taking a swim in our pool or a soak in the Jacuzzi, we think you’ll find your perfect life here.

The choices are almost endless. You may decide to schedule a pedicure, spend a morning in the library or visit one of our two fishing ponds or the indoor greenhouse. And if the outdoors is where you go to regenerate, you’ll discover 62 beautiful wooded acres with walking trails.

You’ll also find cottage or apartment options when selecting your home, including your choice of one or two-bedroom floor plans. All homes have an open design, well-equipped kitchens and we take care of all the housekeeping, maintenance and repairs.

Call (703)794-4631 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personalized tour today.



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