Imagine the possibilities . . . Taking an exercise class in the morning before spending some time in the art studio. Afternoons filled with social activities like Book Club or playing a few hands of poker with some buddies. A delicious dinner before heading to the bocce court with friends.
Or, you may prefer a quieter day. Enjoying a cup of coffee while sitting on your patio. Taking a mid-morning walk with your four-legged friend. Reading a favorite book in the afternoon. Cooking a light dinner at home or grabbing something to-go if you don’t feel like cooking.
Either way, you’ll find a maintenance-free lifestyle waiting for you at a senior living community, where you’ll find extra hours in the day to spend exactly as you like.
When to Consider Senior Living
Whichever scenario fits your personality best, how long should you wait to finally live the life you’ve worked so hard for?
If you’re trying to decide if senior living could be the right choice for you, you may want to ask yourself the above question and the ones that follow:
- Are you living in a home that is now too large for your needs?
- Is your home designed to help you successfully age in place?
- Will you need to make expensive renovations to create a home that’s a better fit for you?
- Are you struggling with the maintenance and overall upkeep of your home?
- Are you finding yourself becoming isolated because you no longer drive or drive less?
- Are you lonely and finding it harder to meet new people or make friends?
- Are you not eating as well or staying healthy because it’s harder to shop and cook?
Your answers to these questions will likely guide you in the right direction. If joining a senior living community seems like it could meet your needs while offering the lifestyle you prefer, you’re probably also asking yourself if you’re “old enough” to make the move.
The Benefits of Senior Living
- You’ll have your own residence
People want to live in their own home and maintain a level of privacy, wherever they live. When you move into a senior living community, you’ll find the residents feel the same way.
The only difference? Your new home has been designed with you in mind – no stairs, wider halls and doorways, accessible bathrooms and kitchens, and many other details that make it easier to navigate as you age.
- You’ll still have your independence
Maintaining independence is a high priority for everyone. We all want to make our own decisions and choices in how we’ll live and spend our days. That won’t change because you choose to move to a senior living community.
At Eskaton, we work hard to ensure our residents are afforded the highest levels of control, choice and independence. It’s your life. We want to help you to live it your way.
- You’ll enjoy healthy and delicious cuisine
One of the greater benefits of senior living is having the option of letting someone else do the cooking when you’re not in the mood. Residents enjoy creative, chef-inspired meals that are prepared with the nutritional requirements of older adults in mind.
Eskaton communities take special care to assure a variety of menu options made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and for those with special dietary needs, dining services staff are happy to accommodate them.
- You’ll have access to a fitness center and classes
You probably know how beneficial it is to exercise and stay active, but as you get older, getting to a gym or fitness studio can become problematic. This particular obstacle has been removed in senior living; all you’ll need to do is walk out your front door.
The best communities, like those in the Eskaton family, often include a fitness center that provides equipment and classes to help you maintain good physical health.
- You’ll have a monthly calendar of activities to choose from
Imagine having a personal assistant that takes care of planning and scheduling fun and fulfilling activities for you every month. All you’re required to do is choose which ones appeal to you and then join the fun.
At a senior living community, you’ll find a wide range of programs and activities available to residents, from therapeutic art and music programs to educational classes that foster lifelong learning. As each person’s wants and needs are unique, Eskaton communities offer a wide array of multi-faceted and ever-evolving programs to inspire discovery, connection and purpose.
- You’ll have many opportunities to meet new people and make friends
It can become more difficult to meet and make new friends as we age. But in a senior living environment, it’s almost impossible not to.
Not only will you find your neighbors and fellow residents share many of your common experiences, you’ll have a chance to meet and get to know them at the many activities, social events or common areas in the community. Before you know it, you’ll have more new friends than you can count.
- You’ll have scheduled transportation to medical appointments or social events
Are you no longer driving or starting to drive less because you’re tired of traffic and searching for parking?
In a senior living community, you can give up the keys and keep your access to any opportunities or events because most provide scheduled transportation. You won’t need to feel reliant on others for rides, and can leave the hassle of driving to someone else.
Life at Eskaton Communities
The word Eskaton means “dawn of a new day.” In our communities, we see each day as an opportunity to enhance the lives of our residents. We’ve been serving the Sacramento region and Northern California for over 50 years.
The Eskaton Difference starts with our life-enriching programs and collaborative partnerships. With a national reputation for innovation, we focus on creating communities that provide our residents everything they need for purposeful living. We invite you to visit one of our award-winning communities to discover some of the benefits we offer, such as:
- Private residences
- Delicious and nutritious meals
- Social opportunities to meet and make new friends
- Creative activities and therapies
- Fitness centers and exercise classes
- Housekeeping services
- Transportation services
- 24-hour staffing
- Free Wi-Fi
- And much, much more!
If you’re considering a senior living community, there may only be questions left to ask.
What are you waiting for?
If you would like to discuss the many benefits of senior living or schedule a personalized tour, contact us at 1-866-ESKATON (1-866-375-2866) or visit eskaton.org. We also invite you to download our complimentary information, A Family Guide to Funding Senior Care & Housing.