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Benefits of Independent Living

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May '18

New research has found that participating in challenging activities as we age may help keep our minds sharp and improve cognitive functioning. Whether you’re learning a new skill like photography or getting out of your comfort zone and meeting new people, activities that broaden your horizons provide multiple benefits.

In an independent living community like Edgehill, you’ll find a variety of stimulating activities, including classes, lectures, museum visits and social opportunities. The availability of a wide range of entertaining and thought-provoking activities is just one way an independent living community can help you live your best life.

What are some additional advantages of making a move to independent living?

Enhanced Wellness and Well-Being

Independent living communities promote whole-person wellness, including the physical, mental and social aspects of each individual.

  • Social wellness encourages meaningful connections, including activities that promote focusing on shared interests as you spend time with others. At Edgehill, you’ll find a comprehensive calendar of stimulating programs appealing to many different preferences.
  • Physical wellness includes the full range of healthy behaviors that help you reach your optimum state of well-being. Activities that support wellness in independent living include fitness classes and other forms of physical exercise, nutritious meals and a variety of wellness-related lectures and programs.
  • Mental wellness includes reaching a state of well-being that allows you to best cope with stress as you remain productive and engaged. In independent living, stress reduction, a healthy lifestyle and emotionally enriched environments help promote mental wellness.

A Maintenance-Free Lifestyle

For individuals who are self-reliant and see to their own needs, independent living may seem unnecessary. However, in an independent living community, you’ll benefit from a variety of services and amenities that make life more convenient and enjoyable, and care is available if you need it in the future.

From transportation to housekeeping, landscaping, security, meal preparation and scheduled activities, an independent living community provides a comprehensive range of services that free you from household chores so you can focus on enjoying life. Amenities like heated pools and Jacuzzis, formal and casual dining rooms, billiards rooms, art studios, outdoor recreational areas and welcoming common spaces all bring luxury and convenience to your home environment.

Convenient, Central Location

Residents of independent living communities like Edgehill enjoy living in a convenient location central to a variety of community attractions. Edgehill is located in the heart of Fairfield County, on 22 wooded acres near amenities like shopping, dining venues, golf courses, the symphony, museums, theaters and beaches. A short drive or ride on Metro North allows you to enjoy a day trip to New York City.

A move to independent living doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury, comfort and convenience. In fact, it provides you access to a maintenance-free lifestyle, a bounty of services and amenities to make life comfortable and enjoyable, and activities to enhance your wellness and well-being.

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