It’s crucial to weigh the pros and cons of any significant life decision. When deciding to move to a senior living community, weighing the pros and cons can help you make an informed decision.
The team at Village Green Senior Living want to ensure you and your family understand all the benefits of senior living so you can make the most of this exciting new chapter. So, what are the pros and cons of senior living?
Pro #1: A Strong Community
Many older adults choose to age in place in their current home, which seems like a natural choice; it’s a place they’re familiar with and comfortable. However, living alone can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Fortunately, senior living communities can alleviate these feelings by providing a warm, welcoming environment full of supportive and friendly faces. Beyond the care and support, senior living communities make it easy for older adults to stay connected to friends, family, and the things they love. Whether during the holiday season or any time of year, residents of Village Green have access to amenities, conveniences, and, most importantly, connections.
Pro #2: Enriching Activities
When people retire, they look forward to their free time to explore new interests or reconnect with old ones. Senior living communities offer residents the services and programs to lead more purposeful lives. Whether mental, physical, or social wellness, senior living provides enrichment and engagement at every turn.
Pro #3: Wellness-Enhancing Opportunities
One of the best aspects of senior living is the opportunity to prioritize wellness. From fitness classes to on-site amenities like walking trails, residents can find new ways to stay active – body, mind, and spirit.
Con #1: The Fear of Cost
Many fear that senior living is outside of their finances. However, just like buying a house, when it comes to senior living, you must establish your budget and find a community that meets your needs and price point.
Consider that the cost of senior living typically includes utilities, maintenance, dining and more – in fact, you may find that senior living offers you or someone you love more bang for your buck!
Con #2: Downsizing
Downsizing your belongings and furniture before a move can be stressful and emotional. However, you can easily get through this process by changing your mindset and enlisting the help of family and friends!
At Village Green, the pros of senior living outweigh the cons. Contact their team to learn more about our Village Green Senior Living communities in Federal Way and West Seattle, Washington.