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Find the Right Independent Living Community

So you want to move to an independent living community, but where do you begin?

First things first. You need to have a plan. Spend some time considering what features and amenities are most important to you. Maybe you want to live close to your kids and grandchildren. Maybe you want to find a pet-friendly community so you can bring Fido along with you. Or maybe you love growing a garden, so your next home needs to have plenty of outdoor space where you can tend to your plants.

Knowing which items on your wish list are non-negotiable will help you narrow down your list of potential communities. From there, it’s time to pick up the phone and start scheduling tours. After all, you wouldn’t buy a house if you only saw it online or in a brochure, right?

You have a lot to consider, but we think when you meet our team and step inside our cozy communities, you’ll feel more at ease about the decision.


Top Things to Consider When Researching Independent Living Communities

Once you decide that independent living is right for you, it’s time to start exploring your options. Researching and narrowing down your options can take time, but don’t get discouraged. You want to find the community that’s right for you, and the best way to do that is to plan ahead. Here are some questions to ask or consider as you visit the independent living communities in your area.

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Not Sure What to Do Next? 

We've outlined some steps to help you feel more familiar with the process of finding a community. Here's what you can expect:

  1. Pick A Location

    If taking the next step toward senior living feels a little intimidating, think about it as an adventure. What kind of lifestyle do you want to live? Have you always dreamed about retiring near the mountains? Maybe the beach? Or perhaps you want to be close to family so you can spend more time with your grandkids. 

    No matter how you want to spend the next season of your life, the first thing you need to do is figure out where home sweet home is going to be.

  2. Schedule A Visit

    Picking an independent living community is something you need to do in person. Visiting and comparing communities will help you decide if you can picture yourself living in a particular location. You can see all the amenities and services in person.

    Schedule a visit today by calling 855-350-3800

  3. Prepare For Your Move

    You may have a long to-do list, but don’t worry. We’ve helped thousands of people move into communities all over the country and know the best place to start is with a good old-fashioned checklist. Check out this blog post to get all the information you need to make your move easier than ever.

  4. Embrace Your New Lifestyle

    Now that you’ve arrived at your new home, it’s time to let loose. One of the best ways to meet people and make new friends is to get involved in campus activities. Each of our independent living communities has an events calendar full of everything from physical fitness classes and game clubs to resident happy hours and excursions to local sights.

    Life at one of our independent living communities.

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Ready to trade the worries of homeownership and household chores for a life full of interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with? 

Then what are you waiting for?

Let’s find the community that’s right for you.
Let’s find the community that’s right for you.
Further Reading

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Discover the experiences and amenities you could be enjoying in independent living.

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