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Planning for Retirement? Five Benefits of Community Living

You will find that living in a senior community offers more than just a place to call home.

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Embrace your retirement in a thriving, vibrant community where you can enjoy an active lifestyle without worrying about home maintenance, housework and property upkeep. With opportunities to stimulate your mind, body and spirit, you will find that living in a senior community offers more than just a place to call home.

This article will discuss five important benefits of choosing a senior living community, which will get you excited for planning your next chapter.

1. Experience Gourmet Dining and Restaurant-Style Experiences

Today’s senior living residents are more discerning about the food they eat and their dining preferences. They tend to be more sophisticated and have traveled more, viewing dining as an experience rather than just a meal.

In response, communities like Edgehill in Stamford, CT, have raised the bar, offering restaurant-style dining and gourmet cuisine. Indulge in chef-prepared meals that prioritize quality, variety and taste. Whether you’re a food enthusiast or seeking convenience, you’ll relish an assortment of flavorful and nutritious options, all without the hassle of cooking—because the decision is entirely yours.

Learn more about what Independent Living at Edgehill can offer.

2. Amenities and Programs for a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

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Senior living communities offer an array of wellness activities and amenities tailored to your interests and passions so you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. With plenty of options, you will be sure to find an activity you enjoy, whether walking with others, doing laps in the pool or something with a slower pace, like chair yoga. Communities may offer:

Wellness programs play an important role in healthy aging

  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Water aerobics
  • Free weights
  • Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Walking groups

Amenities that inspire and engage

  • Pool and Jacuzzi
  • Atriums and conservatories
  • Fitness center
  • Billiards room
  • Putting greens and driving ranges
  • Nature trails
  • Raised bed gardens
  • Movie theatre

3. Community Support and Shared Interests

Each community has its own personality, and the people you will meet there share similar interests and enjoy many of things you do. Because friends and neighbors are always close by, it is easy to build a network of support and companionship that will benefit you for years to come.

Social opportunities include:

  • Happy hour socials
  • Activities & programs
  • Dining
  • Fitness classes
  • Special events

4. Volunteer and Philanthropic Opportunities

If you’ve dedicated your life to volunteer work and philanthropy, transitioning to a retirement community doesn’t mean you have to stop. Alternatively, if you’re new to volunteering but eager to start, your new community will offer abundant opportunities to make a meaningful difference.

Many communities offer a number of engaging volunteer opportunities, such as:

  • Clubs & committees.
  • Fundraisers, such as area charities or scholarships.
  • Teaching technical skills to other residents.
  • Sharing talents, such as singing or playing an instrument.
  • Working in the community store or library.
  • Arranging walking groups or arrange outings.
  • Assisting with special on-campus events.

Whatever your philanthropic pursuits, you can bring them with you and you will likely find friends who share your passion for helping others.

5. Continued Personal Growth

Resident painting flowers
Learning is a lifelong journey, and senior living communities are embracing this with a range of exciting and intellectually stimulating programs. Many senior communities offer classes and learning programs, from current event discussions to art classes and guest lectures.

Choosing a senior living community for your retirement opens a world of possibilities for a fulfilling and active lifestyle. With a focus on wellness, dining, volunteerism, socializing and learning, you’ll never run out of things to do or people to do them with. A full and fulfilling life awaits!

An unparalleled experience for the most discerning seniors.

At Edgehill, you’ll maintain the vibrant lifestyle you’re accustomed to, enriched by all that the Stamford community has to offer. With a wealth of on-campus programs, local events, and Manhattan just a stone’s throw away, your experience is elevated at Edgehill. Indulge in gourmet cuisine, top-notch services and amenities, and a dedicated team of associates ready to anticipate your every need.

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Explore an unparalleled lifestyle at Edgehill