Discover All the Perks About Independent Living
After living in your current home for years, moving can feel a little overwhelming. But independent living comes with plenty of benefits that may make a move feel worth it. New friends, great meals, and no chores—just to name a few!
Here are some ways our community can help you experience a more carefree lifestyle:
Socialize With Friends
Relationships are an important part of living well and aging well. Friendships during retirement can help you live a meaningful, engaged life. That’s why our community is all about helping you build and maintain social connections. You can meet new friends and expand your social circle with exciting things to do and interesting people to do them with.
Explore New Passions
Learn something new or reconnect with old hobbies and interests. It’s your choice, and we’re here to support you along the way. Maybe you’ve always wanted to play an instrument or learn another language. Or maybe you just want to spend more time on your current pastimes without having to worry about a long to-do list. Now you can!
Trade-In Home Maintenance
Our homes provide great value to our lives, but they also come with a lot of upkeep, like mowing the lawn and keeping up with household repairs. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the comforts of a home without maintenance hassles. No more weekends spent on yard work or phone calls to the plumber. We’ll take care of that for you.
Enjoy A Convenient Lifestyle
With independent living, you can live your best life with more time for what you want to do. We’ve got the chores covered. Cleaning and laundry? Check. Meal planning and cooking? Check. We’ve got that covered, too. And with basic utilities typically included, you’ll have fewer bills to worry about. So go live life on your terms. You’ve earned it.
Lifestyle at Our Independent Living Community
Making the move to an independent living community is a big decision. You want to find a community that feels like home and meets your needs. You also want a community to help you focus on your wellness goals. At Brookdale Des Plaines, we can help you live a healthy lifestyle with unique programs, convenient amenities on campus, and a positive approach to holistic wellness to help you live your best life.
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Independent living communities are good for seniors who want to downsize their home or spend more time with people in their same season of life. Because these communities provide residents with a home-like environment, fun-filled activities, quality dining and an engaging social calendar, it’s a great place for those who want to stay active and healthy without the hassle of things like household chores.
Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who need a little extra help with activities like managing medication, bathing and dressing. Residents usually have their own apartment that they can decorate as they wish and have access to community amenities like dining programs, social activities and more.
You may be a good candidate if you want a place to live that requires little or no home maintenance and yard work, you want to socialize with your peers and broaden your social network, you want to enjoy activities and meals in the company of others, and you wouldn’t mind having someone else take care of housekeeping and the laundry for you.
One of the best parts of being in an independent living community is having access to a wide variety of activities, events and excursions. You can enjoy everything from physical fitness classes and educational workshops to Wii bowling tournaments and resident happy hours. Here at Brookdale, residents enjoy all kinds of exciting programs like our signature B-Fit exercise program, which encompasses the latest research and guidelines to give you a fun, stimulating and social exercise experience.
Independent living communities offer all kinds of fun classes, activities and outings. It’s a wonderful place to meet people who share your interests and passions. And whether or not you want to participate is your choice. Join the activities you want to enjoy or focus on your own hobbies. It’s up to you.
We offer a variety of room sizes and floor plans so you can choose the one that’s right for you. The styles vary between communities, but floor plan options include studio apartments and one, two or three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment includes a private bathroom, and some feature a kitchen or kitchenette. Couples can usually live in the same apartment, but it’s wise to check with the community first.
Some of our independent living communities have different guidelines, but you are often welcome to bring personal belongings and furnishings to make your new space feel more like home. We always encourage our residents to personalize their apartment so it feels comfortable, inviting and relaxing.
While independent living communities can vary from location to location, our Brookdale communities provide residents and their guests with delicious meals that are healthy and nutritionally balanced. Residents enjoy great food and service with menus developed by the Culinary Arts Institute of Brookdale.
You are not required to have a car to live at one of our communities. We provide scheduled transportation services so you can run errands and make your appointments without dealing with the hassle of driving and parking. However, if you still want to drive, many of our communities allow residents to have cars.
Pets are an important part of the family, which is why most of our communities are pet-friendly. Be sure to check with your individual community before you arrive in case there are weight or breed restrictions.