Benefits of Moving to a Retirement Community

Retirement communities are a great option for older adults that want to be active, stay connected to their neighbors, and simplify their lives. They offer the same independence enjoyed by homeowners elsewhere but with many added amenities and services that make life more convenient. They provide an excellent balance of freedom and community engagement for active adults.

“Every retirement community has unique offerings so it’s important to do research and find the one that suits you best. But there are a few broad benefits that anyone can expect when moving to a retirement community.”

Why Move to a Retirement Community?

Active lifestyle
Retirement communities provide a range of amenities and activities tailored to older adults, such as fitness centers, swimming pools, walking trails, and social clubs. Others, including Three Pillars, make it easy to go out for nature walks and spend lots of time outdoors. These features help promote an active and engaged lifestyle, which can dramatically improve older adults’ overall health and well-being.

Social interaction
Living in a retirement community allows older adults to connect and socialize with individuals who are in a similar stage of life. Regularly engaging with peers can reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie. For those currently living independently, especially if their spouse or partner has passed away, retirement communities provide social interaction that they may otherwise be missing. Three Pillars offers daily activities, outings, and special events for residents at all levels of care to participate in and enjoy. Check out the activity calendar for Village on the Square Independent Living and Compass Point Catered Assisted Living as well as the Three Pillars events calendar!

Maintenance-free living
Many retirement communities handle maintenance tasks like landscaping, home repairs, and security, relieving residents of these responsibilities. This freedom from upkeep allows older adults to focus on enjoying their leisure time and pursuing personal interests. Imagine no longer having to mow the lawn or risk injury performing physically intensive household chores! At Three Pillars, the maintenance-free living is expanding! Learn more about the upcoming independent living expansion on Three Pillars’ website.

Access to healthcare
Some retirement communities offer on-site medical services or have partnerships with healthcare providers. This proximity to healthcare professionals can provide residents with peace of mind and easy access to medical assistance if needed. Immediate, convenient healthcare access improves health outcomes no matter what you’re age.

Safety and security
Retirement communities typically prioritize resident safety with gated entrances, security personnel, and emergency response systems. This creates a secure environment for residents, particularly those concerned about living alone. While it likely won’t affect your day-to-day life in a retirement community, this additional layer of peace of mind certainly doesn’t hurt.

Convenient amenities
Retirement communities may feature convenient amenities like on-site dining options, beauty salons, libraries, grocery stores, and transportation services. This can save time and effort, making daily tasks more convenient for retirees. Between these features and home maintenance services, retirement community residents get a lot of free time added back into their schedule. Take a tour today to see all of the amenities Three Pillars has to offer, including beauty salons and on-site restaurants.

Continuum of care
Some retirement communities offer a continuum of care, which means they provide different levels of assistance as residents’ needs change over time. Some of the most common levels beyond independent retirement community living include assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing care. Having these options within the same community ensures continuity of care and eliminates the need for disruptive relocations. Three Pillars offers all of these levels of care, including a short-term rehabilitation center.

Ready to make the move? Contact us today to get started!