Choosing A Retirement Village

Alan Woodrow Park Retirement Village


If you want to be served a good meal every day, or you just know there will be times when you don't want to cook, meal services are an important factor when choosing a community. Is there a chef and waiter dedicated to preparing and serving the meals, or is the food mass-produced like in a canteen? What if you just want a quick snack or a cup of coffee in the middle of the day? These are important considerations when researching older communities.


What opportunities for exercise, cultural activities, sightseeing, worship, entertainment and just plain fun are there in the neighborhood and in the greater area (which you may not know so well if you are moving from another part). of the country)? A self-contained living community should not only be a self-contained unit, but also an extension of the larger community that surrounds it.

Services and Amenities:

What does a community offer to help you live the life you want to live? Amenities such as beauty salons, libraries, gardens, music rooms, housekeeping, fitness classes (more on this below), laundry services, and a concierge set great communities apart from just adequate.


Active seniors want plenty of exercise and wellness opportunities and the best senior communities should provide those opportunities. Yoga, Tai Chi and senior-friendly strength training keep the residents fit. Community features like exercise rooms and swimming pools also facilitate exercise, which promotes a healthy lifestyle.


Some active older adults who don't need much, if any, day-to-day assistance, like the soothing of an assisted living community. They know help is available to move furniture, carry groceries, or after a fall. If this is you, consider a community that offers independent and assisted living options.


The costs must not be ignored when choosing a senior living facility. You may have an idea of ??how much you are willing or able to spend, but you may also need to be willing to spend more for the services you want.

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