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Three Signs It’s Time to Move to an Independent Living Community

You’ve heard a lot about independent living senior communities. You’ve seen the ads and talked to friends. You’ve got a good idea of what they offer and how they work. But you just don’t know if you’re ready yet. If only there was a way to be sure…

All Signs Point to “Yes”

Remember the Magic 8-Ball™ toy? We would ask it silly questions and shake it up to get the secret answer. We’d keep shaking until we got the answer we wanted.

Life was easy and fun back then. But, the real secret is that life can be like that again. Because that’s what independent living is all about. Having the time to enjoy life among friends.

Just pay attention to the signs that it’s time for you to move on to the next phase, into a community that’s right for you.

Sign #1:  Too Much House

At a certain point, you outgrow the family home. There is too much house for your needs. Some seniors with two-story homes find that they don’t even use the second floor any longer. It could be that the stairs are too hard to navigate, or that there is no reason to go upstairs to the kids’ old rooms.

It’s true that there are a lot of memories that live in your house, and it can be hard to think about leaving. On the other hand, you likely have a lot of equity in the home. Selling can provide the money — and freedom — you need to move to a place with all new possibilities.

Here at Salina Presbyterian Manor, our independent living community offers a choice of one and two-bedroom floor plans. Options range from 550 square-foot apartments to townhomes with more than 1,500 square feet of space.

Sign #2:  Too Many Chores

Too much house also leads to too many chores, indoors and out. For many seniors, this is the deciding factor to move into an independent living community. Everything is taken care of for you, which means much less work and a lot more relaxation. For example:

  • Groundskeepers create beautiful landscapes for you to enjoy.
  • Maintenance teams keep your surroundings in perfect condition.
  • Restaurant-quality dining is available if you don’t like (or want) to cook.
  • Housekeeping and laundry services give you more free time.

Imagine what you might do with all the time you currently spend taking care of your home. You’d have hours for reading and crafting, visiting with friends and neighbors, and exploring new hobbies. You could sleep in, sit back and relax, enjoy a leisurely walk, discover local attractions, and get back to the things you used to love — before chores and errands took all your time and energy away.

Sign #3:  Not Enough Fun

Your retirement years are meant to be some of the best times of your life. However, it can be hard to have fun when you’re busy with a big to-do list. Moving to an independent senior living community solves that for you, while also alleviating any feelings of loneliness.

As we know, neighborhoods change over time. Kids grow up. Houses sell. Friends and neighbors move on. Young families take their place. Suddenly, you don’t fit in anymore. Relocating to a community with other independent active seniors can provide the camaraderie you’re missing and the relationships you need to thrive.

We make sure that there is never a dull moment at Salina Presbyterian Manor. You can join breakfast clubs, Bible study, wellness and fitness classes, and educational programs. You can attend movie nights and potlucks, go on day trips, and experience the outdoors at our on-campus park with fishing pond.

There is so much waiting for you here — without the worries of home ownership and maintenance! Let us know how we can help you make the right decision when it comes time to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.

Helpful Resources

What is Independent Senior Living?

Life in a Senior Living Community

Does Your House Control You Future?

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