Why you should consider a move to senior independent living community

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Many older adults plan to live in their home for as long as possible. But that might not be in your best interests. What if you trip on the stairs or suffer a fall that lands you (or your spouse) in the hospital? Worse still, you could have a stroke or heart attack. About 75% of strokes occur in people 65 or older, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Another common health issue among older adults is poor vision. What if you or your spouse could no longer drive a car? Even if you’re relatively healthy, there’s the time, effort, and expense required to maintain your home, whether you do it yourself or pay someone to do it for you. Last but not least, there’s your social life to consider. Do you get out as much as you used to? Have friends and neighbors moved away, leaving you with a shrinking social circle?

If any of these scenarios hits home, now’s the time to start researching senior living community options in Greenville, SC. The last thing you want to do is wait until a health crisis forces you to make a move. Give yourself and family members time to consider all the options so you can make your move with a positive mindset. After all, there’s a lot to look forward to as an independent living resident at a Life Plan Community such as Rolling Green Village.

The benefits of moving to independent living while you’re healthy enough to enjoy it.

Now that you’re retired, you have more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. But is that the reality of living at home for you? Yardwork, housework, grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking, laundry, and all the other chores living at home demands can take up the bulk of your days. Why not start living the lifestyle you really want while you’re still healthy and active?

Thousands of seniors have made the move to a senior living community and haven’t regretted it one bit. In fact, many senior residents who’ve made the move to independent living at Rolling Green Village say they wish they’d moved here sooner. If you’re putting off a move for one reason or another, consider the following 6 benefits you could enjoy as an independent living resident at Rolling Green Village.

1. You’ll enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle.

Independent living residents don’t have to worry about maintenance inside or out. We do the mowing, raking, groundskeeping and snow shoveling. We also take care of any repairs you may need, whether it’s a dripping faucet or an air conditioner that’s lost its cool. Even your vacuum cleaner can be left in the closet. Weekly housekeeping services help keep your residence spick-and-span, giving you more time to dust off an old hobby or pursue new interests.

2. Your social life will blossom.

At Rolling Green Village, residents have endless opportunities for social connection. There are group fitness classes, book clubs, writing groups, art classes, garden clubs, bridge clubs, and outings to local restaurants and cultural attractions. With 175 acres to explore (including three fishing lakes), you could also buddy up with a walking partner or fishing pal while you enjoy the great outdoors. Once you move into your independent living residence, don’t be surprised if neighbors invite you to dinner. Joining our community means you’ll always have the support of good friends and neighbors.

3. Cooking becomes optional.

As an independent living resident, you’ll have everything you need to cook up a storm in your modern, well-equipped kitchen. But that doesn’t mean you have to cook every meal. Our dining plans make it easy for residents to enjoy tasty, nutritious meals in a choice of casual and fine dining venues. You can even order takeout. Either way, it makes dining a pleasure without having to worry about grocery shopping, meal preparation and dishwashing. Just order from our menu and give your taste buds a treat.

4. You’ll discover a lifestyle that helps you stay healthy.

Let’s start with the fitness center. It’s no secret that going to the gym gets harder with age. But at Rolling Green Village, you’ll have the support of everyone in your fitness class, not to mention a professional instructor, to keep you motivated and moving toward your fitness goals. There are classes for every fitness level and ability, including water aerobics, balance, cardio, yoga and tai chi. Of course, there’s more to wellness than exercise. Coloring, writer’s workshop, line dancing, bridge, scrabble and mahjong, to name a few, offer residents opportunities to expand their knowledge and learn new skills. Volunteer opportunities help provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. While religious services, Bible study, and a full-time chaplain support spiritual wellness. These are just some of the ways independent living can enrich your life and support your health.

5. You’ll have a plan for life’s what-ifs.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 70% of adults 65 and older will need some type of long-term care in their later years. Knowing where they’ll get the care they may need gives residents of Rolling Green Village a greater sense of control over their lives. Instead of leaving the decision up to their spouse or children at the worst possible time, they can breathe easy knowing they have a smart plan in place. Assisted living, memory care, short- and long-term skilled nursing, and rehabilitation are all available on-site, when and if you need it.

Schedule a tour and see for yourself.

Now is a great time to learn more about senior independent living Greenville, SC. at Rolling Green Village. With our recently completed expansion, there are more amenities to see than ever, including a brand-new commons offering multiple dining venues, library, lounge, billiards and game room, art studio and salon. For a limited time, we’re also offering $15,000 off entrance fees for existing senior apartment homes. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact us.