Oftentimes, as older adults begin to think about downsizing, they wonder if there are any upsides. Moving away from a family home can be a daunting experience. There is no doubt that it is a significant change that requires a lot of thought. A family home represents hard work over a long career and a testament to a well-lived life.
While some may find it easy to see the negatives of downsizing, others who have made the move to a senior living community can share that there are some major upsides that come along with the transition. There may come a time when moving to a community makes the most sense for your situation, so we’ve gathered some examples of the value that a senior living residence can add to your life.
Keep reading to learn three major reasons why downsizing now can upsize your lifestyle and what you can expect from a move to senior living.
Upside 1: Live Each and Every Day Exactly How You Like
At premier senior living communities like Waterstone at the Circle, you’re sure to find something that suits your interests. You’re never too old to learn and grow – and even discover something new about yourself.
Joining a dynamic community that’s fully dedicated to your well-being – and entertainment – is one of the best ways to achieve this. When you’re looking into senior living options, be sure to explore what each community offers in terms of apartment features, amenities, and supportive services.
Upside 2: Save Time on Home Maintenance
It can be stressful and unpredictable to manage a house. With a move to a senior living community, you might be surprised how much of your time you actually get back to spend on things that matter the most to you.
Upkeep can seem endless at times. Plus, the bigger the space, the more tasks it requires to keep it in good condition. Let go of the cleaning and cooking. Say goodbye to raking leaves and shoveling snow. Stop worrying about unexpected maintenance and repairs. In addition to regular housekeeping and enhanced maintenance, senior living communities such as Waterstone at the Circle also offer dedicated concierge services to help you plan and coordinate any outside services you might need. Plus, with restaurant-style meals featuring seasonal, freshly prepared selections, you don’t have to plan, prepare or cook any of your meals – unless you want to.
Upside 3: De-Stress with Just What You Need
Downsizing can be a challenging process; there’s no doubt about that. But it can be manageable when you break it down into smaller steps. And the result really pays off.
By going through and paring your possessions down, you can focus on keeping only the items that bring you happiness and have purpose for this stage of your life. It can be a relief when you have finished and lead to a more stream-lined life where you can focus on enjoyment instead of tasks and chores.
Ultimately, moving into a retirement community like Waterstone at the Circle allows you to enjoy a carefree lifestyle – and gain a sense of control and calm over your life. With a premier apartment featuring designer finishes, you can relax in a modern and luxurious setting – without any of the hassles of homeownership.
Waterstone at the Circle. Now This Is Home.
Waterstone at the Circle offers independent living and supportive care options in beautiful Boston. Contact us for more information.