If you are a senior living in your own home, you may have thought about moving into a senior living community. At Glen Oaks Community, our beautiful senior independent living Community includes apartments and townhomes designed to create a lifestyle of convenience and support for seniors. But why should you move now when you are getting along just fine on your own? There are many benefits to making the move to a senior living community before you need services like assisted living, skilled nursing, or memory care. 

No more upkeep on your home. If you are tired of doing yard work in the summer and hauling out the snowblower day after day in the winter, moving into a senior living community takes that hassle away. There are no more worries about leaky roofs, water pipes bursting or any of the myriad problems homeowners deal with. 

Moving when you are healthy is easier. For some seniors who wait to move until a life event like a fall or a hospitalization requires it, the whole process of selling your home and moving can be stressful. It is far easier to pack up and move before you need assistance with daily activities. 

Peace of mind for your loved ones. If your children are checking on you every day, worried about you falling or driving, or otherwise “mother hen-ing” your life, moving to a senior community takes that worry away from them. They will know you are safe and supported. You will be relieving them of sandwich generation stressors involved with taking care of their parents and children at the same time. Also, you will be taking away the burden of caring for you in the future, when and if you do need more assistance with daily life. 

Peace of mind for you. It is about safety and security. As a senior living in your own home, there are multiple risks for you within your four walls. Falling is a big one. Senior living communities are designed with senior safety in mind. Also, in your own home, you are responsible for things like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and other home safety equipment. In a senior community, that has all taken care of for you. 

Programs and activities for health, wellness, and fun. If you have been living on your own, you will be surprised at all of the activities and events for you to enjoy in our senior community. Living here will enhance the quality of your life. One look at the monthly activity and wellness calendars will show you a packed agenda. You will find health and fitness programs; social gatherings; music programs, lunch and learn programs and much more. The whole idea is to enrich seniors’ lives with socialization, learning, companionship, health, and wellness. Who says retirement has to be boring? At Glen Oaks Community, your social calendar will be as full as you want it to be. 

You will be part of a community. We are a family here at Glen Oaks, and there is always someone to talk to, play cards or take a walk with, and no shortage of people to enjoy events with. Not to mention our helpful, caring staff who you will know by name in no time. 

You will be planning for the future. When you live at Glen Oaks, you can contract services that can help you age in place without having to move when and if your need for more help and assistance increases. We offer home therapy, housekeeping services, maintenance and any home care can come into the building as well.

Contact us for a tour of your new home today! Call Kim at 641-355-1203 or email kboyd@onevision.org