Advantages of Downsizing to a One-Bedroom Apartment for SeniorsJanuary 13, 2022
If you’ve lived in a large home most of your life, the thought of moving to a one-bedroom apartment is bound to give you pause. It would mean sorting through all your belongings and taking only what you need. On the other hand, it would mean not having to maintain a large home that no longer fits your lifestyle.
If you have rooms in your house you rarely enter, stairs that are hard to climb, and you’d rather not spend your time dealing with household chores, downsizing to a senior apartment could make life easier and more fulfilling.
For more ways downsizing to a senior apartment can improve your quality of life, consider the following benefits.
A Maintenance-Free Lifestyle
Housework, yardwork and home repairs can become a tiresome chore. You may find yourself putting off things because they’re too difficult to do, or spending an increasing amount of money having others do it for you. By moving to a senior living community like Essex Meadows, you can cross maintenance off your to-do list. If a faucet drips or a ceiling light goes out, just let us know, and we’ll take care of it. After all, you’ll have better things to do with all the activities on campus.
Less Financial Worry
From higher taxes to major repairs and everything in between, owning a home is expensive. At a senior living community like Essex Meadows, you pay one monthly fee for everything — rent, utilities, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and more. You’ll never be surprised by a costly roof repair or a sudden hike in your electricity bill.
Easier to Make Friends
If you’ve lived in the same house for a long time, many of your original neighbors have likely moved elsewhere. You may find it harder to fit in with younger neighbors. At a senior living community, however, you’ll have much in common with your new neighbors. You’ll also have endless opportunities to enlarge your social circle with all the classes, activities and outings going on.
More Time to Pursue Your Passions
At a community like Essex Meadows, you can spend more time doing the things you want. Join a fitness class. Hike our trails. Play golf. Plant a garden. Attend an art class. Take up woodworking. Read a book. Or meet friends for drinks before sharing the day’s events over a delicious meal in our dining room. Each day is yours to enjoy as you please.
Safety and Security
Many senior living communities offer 24/7 security, and some are gated. Residences are equipped with emergency call systems, and staff members check in with you daily to make sure all is well. If you have travel plans, you don’t have to worry about mowing the yard, collecting the mail, or asking neighbors to keep an eye on your home. The lock-and-leave lifestyle at senior living communities makes traveling simple. Just let the front desk know when you’ll be back, and your residence will be waiting for you just as you left it when you return.
Downsize to Right-size
Independent living at Essex Meadows offers residents more than just a comfortable, maintenance-free lifestyle. Residents have more time and more opportunities to do what makes them happy and fulfilled.
They also have access to a full range of health services on-site, either at our top-rated health center or in their independent living residence if they need help with bathing, dressing, or other activities of daily living.