A worry free and independent lifestyle is what every Aging Adult wants!
Experts tell us that the greatest challenge to holding onto our cherished independence as we age is due to the effects of a disengaged retirement and the aging process. Less physical activity, feelings of isolation and loneliness that comes from losing friends or life partners, less purpose and fewer social engagements can all contribute to depression and a sedentary lifestyle that can have negative impacts on cognitive and physical health and well-being. This became so much more apparent during this past year with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
The reality is that where you live matters! Living alone and caring for a property, large or small, gets tougher as we get older. Even the healthiest of aging adult homeowners no longer want to endure the physical rigors of maintenance projects and costly repairs that put a strain on budgets and add worry to our lives.
Independent Senior Living could be the answer!
Age restricted Independent Living Communities are for seniors who require minimal or no assistance but want less work and more peace of mind. They are designed to offer aging adults their own private residences, while living in a supportive and secure environment that they can Thrive in. Independent living residences may be apartments or freestanding homes usually obtained through a rental arrangement. Hospitality and supportive amenities are generally provided for a monthly fee. The convenience of access to higher levels of care are often available.
One of the main objectives of Independent living Communities is to offer a daily abundance of physically and socially engaging recreational activities, opportunities to meet new people, experience the joy of camaraderie and enjoy their retirement years to the fullest, with peace of mind. Researchers have long known about the benefits of staying active and building “Social Capital” – the social ties that build trust, connection, and resiliency as we age.
One of the most apparent benefits of independent living is the enormous peace of mind it provides for residents as well as concerned family members who worry about their loved ones living alone and what would happen if there was a fall or health episode with no one there to help. Moving to an independent living environment, where residents are never isolated and alone brings that peace of mind to families, knowing that in an emergency, help is always close by. Families taking tours of various senior living options will look for features and amenities such as robust recreation offerings, fitness centers, educational opportunities, wellness programs and access to on-site healthcare.
What is the ideal community that offers this lifestyle?
SilverWoods Independent Living by Complete Care is one of the best of these communities because it is dedicated to enhancing lives. The unique 55-acre park-like campus with spacious garden-style apartment homes is a community where residents’ needs are taken care of from the start – and active living takes every shape and form. The most ambitious activities agenda facilitates active minds and bodies all day with physically invigorating choices like walking club, swimming, tai chi or yoga classes and Wii bowling tournaments. These are complemented by educational seminars and lively social gatherings such as joining friends for cocktails at happy hour or full course dinners in our newly renovated restaurant dining room. Staying connected to the larger community through volunteer opportunities and frequent outings add to this active lifestyle with trips to Atlantic City, Seaside Boardwalk, theatre shows, restaurants, museums, religious services and more.
As a rule, care is not offered at independent living communities, however, Executive Director Katie Davis states “I am proud that health, nutrition and safety play major roles in everyday living at SilverWoods”. Included in the premium services program are wellness visits and checks by a licensed nurse, code alert for medical emergencies, a brand-new on-site Wellness Center staffed by a Geriatric Provider for Primary Care, Lab Testing, Podiatry and other services. Luxury amenities include chef prepared meals served in our beautiful clubhouse restaurant, weekly housekeeping, scheduled bus transportation and a new concierge service for off campus medical appointments.
Aging experts tell us that the key to owning your future is in planning early and wisely, knowing your options and taking action. Talk to friends and family and begin planning your move to the independent living lifestyle you deserve at Silverwoods.
Call today for a complimentary SilverWoods Lifestyle Lunch, held every Tuesday to get all the information you need to help in your decision, or schedule a personal tour with our Senior Advisor, at 732-341-6630. SilverWoods, part of the Complete Care family, is located at 1700 Rt 37 West in Toms River.