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How to pick a Retirement Community for Active Seniors

Sep 15, 2019 | Senior Living

Now is the time! Your parents have been waiting their whole lives to do exactly what they want to do. They’ve finally retired and are ready to explore the world, be engaged in their community and live each day to the fullest.

In scenarios like these, it’s not uncommon for people to want even more freedom—from yard work, chores and everything that goes into maintaining a single family home. Downsizing into an active retirement community is often the way for retirees to have just what they need in regards to living arrangements and amenities.

Where do you begin the process when looking for an active retirement community? Start by browsing the amenities and activities they offer. For example, an active community should have a full list of activities and events, like fitness classes, daily outings and gatherings, and trips off campus. At Avila, our schedule includes activities like yoga, water aerobics, games, classes, concerts and group trips to museums, resorts and more.

And when it comes to amenities, make sure the community you choose has enough to fit your parent’s desired lifestyle. For example, the list of services at Avila includes:

  • An on site resident counselor
  • A community liaison
  • A program and event coordinator
  • Wellness and fitness facilities, instructors and personal trainers
  • 24-hour security
  • Housekeeping services
  • Maintenance services
  • Transportation services
  • Visiting clergy
  • Resident volunteers

We also have restaurant-style gourmet dining from top-rated Mazzone Hospitality, in additional to fully-equipped kitchens in all of our apartments and cottages.

Once you’ve found a community that has all the activities and services you’re looking for, take a close look to see what their residences offer. Check out the available floor plans to see if one is the right fit for your parents. What comes along with the floor plans also matters! At Avila, we offer:

  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Back-up generators
  • Life Alert system
  • Walk-in showers
  • Choice of paint colors, carpeting and countertops
  • Indoor pool
  • Community garden
  • On-site banking
  • And more!

Finally, you should plan a visit to the community so you can see it in person and talk to residents about their experience living there. Take your parents and make a fun day of it together!
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