Retirement is amazing. You have lots of free time for travel, are able to try new hobbies and can spend more time with your friends. However, you might end up like many seniors with an unfulfilling retirement compared to what you first imagined it would be. But if you move to senior housing, you will be entering an exciting new chapter of your life.

So whether you’d like to experience the good life in a safe environment or just need some extra help with activities of daily living (ADLs), a retirement community in Macomb, MI, will help you enjoy your golden years.

You also need not worry about stagnation in such a place; retirement communities are always changing to serve their residents’ needs.

Here is how a vibrant retirement community can help you get the most out of retirement!

 

1.) Maintenance Free Living

Whether it be raking leaves or washing clothing, there are always chores at home that need doing. At our retirement community in Macomb, MI, on the other hand, home maintenance tasks are eliminated because we take care of them for you. Also, in senior housing, you have a safe setting where you can discover new pastimes.

The following are some shared spaces and amenities you’ll find in many retirement communities:

  • Outdoor and indoor swimming pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Jacuzzis, massage rooms, and spas
  • Walking paths
  • Fireside kitchens and patios
  • Putting greens
  • Exercise equipment
  • Theater rooms
  • Darts and billiards
  • Business centers

 

2.) Assistance With Personal Care

As we get older, there are many things that become harder for us to complete. Activities of daily living (ADLs), lawn care, and housekeeping are quite burdensome for seniors and their family members. However, when daily tasks are being handled by a third party, then those seniors will be able to live their lives to the fullest.

Additionally, lots of communities have certified nursing assistance on-site around the clock to provide care for people that regularly need care. The staff will also be trained enough to assist residents with eating, dressing, bathing, as well as other activities. These staff, known as wellness aides, are essential since they provide help for many seniors. Seniors who require help regularly benefit from these aides, and independent seniors who need help with simple things, even medication reminders, can benefit from them too.

 

3.) Security and Safety

While you might not require help with personal care, you may still experience an accident. Household injuries and falls do happen, and the chance of that goes up if you live by yourself. When you think about it, it can be a scary thing not getting the help you need in the event of an accident. That is why retirement communities like ours provide alert systems in each of our apartment homes so that everyone can live safely and with peace of mind.

And of course, for seniors with mild or severe health problems, lifestyle options are available along with 24/7 nursing care. That way, anyone’s medical needs can be met at any time.

A caregiver and a senior woman share a hug

4.) Healthier Living Is Supported

Whether it be chair yoga, strength training, or Zumba, fitness is crucial for living healthy as a senior. For the majority of people, exercising each day will offset the risk factors of growing older. In fact, even seniors with medical conditions can see their health improve when incorporating exercise into their lives. Yes, even seniors with high blood pressure, memory loss, obesity, and heart disease can benefit greatly from exercise.

The following are some outdoor activities and fitness options commonly provided in senior living communities:

  • Water aerobics and swimming
  • Golf outings
  • Greenbelts and local hiking
  • Yoga classes
  • Gym participation and lifting free weights
  • Walking clubs
  • Group fitness classes

However, before you sign up or commit to one of these classes, speak with your primary care provider to ensure that you have the go-ahead to begin. Also, if you have serious health concerns or limited mobility, you should get in touch directly with your retirement community for additional options.

 

5.) Transportation Is Included

Driving will not remain a safe option for most seniors. That is why most assisted living communities will provide reliable transportation for accessing the nearby events, restaurants, doctor appointments, and shopping spots. You won’t have to worry anymore about changing your oil, getting a car part replaced, or getting your car washed. Transportation services will handle all of that and will let you move around town at your own pace.

 

6.) A Better Social Life

Socializing is one of the biggest reasons that people decide to retire in a senior living community. After all, if you have no weekly agenda but want to have an active social life, a senior housing community can help bridge this gap quite easily. Join a fitness class, music group, or book club to meet like-minded people in your neighborhood. As an active resident, you’ll have a calendar chock full of exciting and fun activities, such as:

  • Morning brunches and happy hours
  • Travel clubs
  • Community advisory boards
  • Meetups for coffee
  • Mahjong and other card clubs
  • Religious or spiritual study groups
  • Local volunteer groups

And for residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s, our retirement community in Macomb, MI, has specialty programs that cater to their abilities and needs.

 

Senior Living at Parkdale

The Parkdale, our lovely retirement community in Macomb, MI, has everything that a senior needs. We provide 4 levels of care: independent living, enhanced living, memory care, and respite care. Independent living provides an incredible value – a one-of-a-kind experience all under one roof. Enhanced living makes it even easier for residents to age in place. Memory care is a program that is tailored to your loved one’s individual/specific needs. Respite care is available to all residents at Parkdale, and they get to experience all of our community’s benefits while being safely cared for. Caregivers can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being properly cared for.