There is a rising senior population due to extended life expectancy of the older generation. This is being coined the ‘silver tsunami’.
Gone are the days where retirement was being put out to pasture by your family members into a care home and instead it is the start of a new adventure.
For those that want a social and active lifestyle when moving into retirement, many are choosing new independent living options such as retirement apartments to satisfy their needs.
Onsite restaurants, likeminded company on tap as well as facilities such as gyms, as well as events organised every week, it isn’t hard to see why retirement apartments are the new face of retirement.
You want to live an independent lifestyle, and don’t want to burden the family. You’re certainly not ready to go into a care home just yet but those stairs are beginning to become tiresome. You long for some help around the house so you can concentrate on more important things, your independent lifestyle.
Retirement apartments focus on accessibility which means you can enjoy your retirement with ease, and your family can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you are managing well.
Many retirement apartments will have assisted living options should the problem arise where mobility does become more tricky. Many will also offer a ‘panic button’ should you require assistance, where they can now get to you quickly.
On site facilities such as a restaurant, gym and staff to care for the garden upkeep and small household chores leave you being able to relax.
Retirement apartments are reshaping the face of retirement by providing opportunities to you that you didn’t have in the home before.
You can easily walk into the communal gardens or lounge and while away an afternoon with others, or take up one of the weekly classes or day trips out.
You can start a new lease of life and even have your family and friends come to stay.
Many retirement apartments can be found in urban areas which means closer access to transport and other nearby amenities.
Whether its art, music or the cinema you love, you will soon find the time to explore your hobbies or maybe take up a new one!
Recognising that retirement is no longer considered a dirty word, and that many will want to try something new, retirement apartments are changing the face of retirement by giving the residents a luxurious new home, and a new lease of life to go with it whilst catering for their needs too.
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