Although many may feel uncomfortable with the idea of downsizing, the fact is that there are many advantages to downsizing and moving to an independent living community. This includes growing your social circle and not having to maintain your home anymore. Choosing to downsize can help free up a lot more time for individuals, allowing you to do what you like to do. Read on to find out more about the benefits of downsizing, especially for older adults.
No Longer Need to Worry About Maintenance
With a smaller space, you will not need to do as many household chores and this frees up a lot of time for you to continue pursuing what you love. Things like chores and home maintenance can take up a lot of energy and time. As people grow older, some may find that they simply do not have the energy to stay on top of home maintenance anymore. Independent living communities include services like housekeeping, which means that you or your loved one will not need to think about household chores.
Form New Friendships
If you or your loved one is living in isolation and have little opportunity to socialize, moving to an independent living community can allow you to grow your social circle and form new relationships with the staff and residents staying there. With a wide range of activities available, you will be able to build deeper friendships with people that have similar interests as you.
Lower Bills Every Month
At independent living communities, you will only need a one-time payment for the bulk of your expenses every month. You will not need to pay for things like property taxes, home repairs, mortgages, rent, and more. This means that you will have more money to do other fun things you love like trying new restaurants, day trips, outings, and more.
Safety and Security
Another benefit of independent or assisted living communities is that it is equipped with many features, such as an emergency call system, immediate access to healthcare services and more. Furthermore, since independent living communities are secured communities, residents do not have to worry about break-ins.
A Fresh Start
When people move out of their homes into an independent living community, they can perceive it as an exciting opportunity for a fresh start to another chapter of life. If you or your loved one have been thinking of trying something new like learning a new language, writing a book, or knitting, then moving to an independent living community could be a good idea. Since everything is taken care of, individuals can focus on what is truly important to them.
If you or your family member is considering making the move to an independent living community, feel free to check out Mariposa today. We offer a wide range of exciting programs, and our team of professionals will be happy to help you or your loved one make a smooth transition to our community. Feel free to contact us or schedule a tour with us if you are interested to find out more about what we have to offer.