What are the Benefits of a Life Plan Community?

Senior friends enjoying dinner at their retirement home

Along with all the excitement retirement brings, you may find yourself worrying about what the future holds. That’s normal and natural.

Before retirement, you probably had family and career responsibilities that determined how you spent your days, so all the newfound freedom can feel overwhelming. Then there’s the reality that as we age, our health care needs tend to change — although it’s difficult to predict when or how.

For active adults ready to embrace the freedom of retirement living, independent living is a wonderful option for creating an enriching and engaging lifestyle. Choosing a Life Plan Community where you can live independently gives you plenty of services and amenities to enjoy right away, while making sure there’s a plan in place when you need future health care.

What is a Life Plan Community?

Also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC, a Life Plan Community offers a full continuum of care. Residents commonly enter the community’s independent living neighborhood to immediately take advantage of all the lifestyle perks. Then, if and when the need arises, additional care — including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation — are available within the community that already feels like home.

By definition, all Life Plan Communities provide a continuum of care, but there are several different contract models that affect the way you access and pay for care. Rolling Green Village is a Type C, Fee for-Service  community, which means you don’t need to worry about large upfront fees, and you’ll only pay for the care you need, if and when you need it.

Benefits of a Life Plan Community

Most residents agree the biggest benefit of a Life Plan Community is the peace of mind it brings. There’s great comfort for you and your family members when you know you’ll have access to the care you need if and when the time comes. If you and your spouse are considering moving to an independent living community together, you may be especially attracted to the idea of a Life Plan Community, since you can stay close if one of you needs additional care.

The other major advantage of Life Plan Communities is the lifestyle they offer; it’s tailored specifically to the needs of older adults. At Rolling Green Village, you can expect maintenance-free living in your private apartment or patio home, with all indoor and outdoor maintenance provided — even the little jobs like light bulb changes and ongoing housekeeping chores. It’s what we think of as comfortable independence.

While we’re tackling the chores, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the community, whether it’s dropping a line at one of our three fishing lakes, taking a dip in our indoor heated saltwater pool, or popping into the fitness studio for a group class.

What’s more, meeting fellow seniors and making friends is easy in a Life Plan Community. You’ll find common ground for striking up a conversation, whether you’re taking advantage of the same amenities or taking part in activities that pique your shared interests. A strong social life and sense of community belonging play an important role in your mental, emotional and even physical health.

In fact, we make wellness a priority, and we make it easy for you to do the same. You can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast to start each weekday with a burst of energy, and when you don’t feel like cooking, you have plenty of nutritious dining options, including an extensive chef-prepared menu.

Our 33,000-square-foot Health and Wellness Center is home to our expansive wellness program, including a cardio exercise and strength training room, massage therapy, a wellness screening clinic, and chaplain services to support your spiritual wellness.

Make a Life Plan your plan

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rolling Green Village is just 10 minutes from downtown Greenville, South Carolina, where there’s always something fun to do. Residents enjoy an active, independent lifestyle free from worries about their future health care. Apartment homes are connected to the Village Center, where meals and many daily activities take place. Floor plans range from studios to spacious three-bedroom apartments, so you’re sure to find a living option that fits your needs, and for a limited time, we’re offering $15,000 off entrance fees for existing apartments.  Discover how our not-for-profit Life Plan Community can help you live life on your terms. Get in touch so we can schedule your visit to Rolling Green Village.