Many senior citizens fear losing their independence as they grow older. So, it is quite understandable then that our loved ones may be hesitant when they hear the phrase “assisted living.” Unfortunately, many people have the misconception that “assisted” means a lack of independence. Assisted living residents will tell you that moving to a community has only enhanced their independent senior living in Denver, CO. Here are some benefits of moving to an assisted living community.
Healthy Meals Made For You
Assisted living communities ensure that every senior resident, regardless of special dietary restrictions, has access to wholesome, nutritious meals. There is always a community dining setting to provide social meals so that no senior is left to eat alone unless they prefer to dine alone.
No Maintenance or Cleaning
As we age, it can be difficult to consistently maintain and clean an entire home, although we still desire independent senior living. An assisted living community offers maintenance-free living in apartment-style settings that are purpose-built with the needs of seniors in mind.
A Great Social Life
Staying social and connected to others is essential to healthy aging. In fact, studies show that remaining social as you age can actually extend your life expectancy. One of the most impactful benefits that assisted living communities offer is providing many opportunities for seniors to stay socially involved with others, no matter what their age.
A great example of independent senior living at an assisted living community is the number of activities and services designed to help keep you active and healthy. From exercise classes to arts and crafts to local outings, there’s always something to do and to discover. There is often a convenience store, workout room, and we have a salon on-site.