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What’s it like to live in a senior living community?


Posted on June 29, 2021 by Admin


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In 1950, the share of U.S. adults over the age of 65 was 8%. By 2050, that stat is expected to reach 22%. Never before in human history have so many lived so long, and now the question on the minds of many seniors in the U.S. is where they want to live. Research shows that most older adults would prefer to live at home – but they may change their minds if they knew what life was like at a senior living community. Here’s a look into what a senior living community is like.  

Making the switch 

One of the first changes that people are likely to encounter once they move into a senior living community is the community aspect. A quality senior living community will provide workshops and events that offer opportunities for residents to stay connected – going on trips, watching movies or seeing each other in the restaurant. Rather than living on a block where you may or may not know your neighbors, in a community you get to know other residents, their families and caregivers, and other staff. 

Support and freedom 

Residents find the right senior living options for them, whether it’s independent living or assisted living. They enjoy discreet daily support – if needed – or greater freedom in their schedules because the community takes care of household tasks. Plus, senior living communities let families be families again. 

Hospitality-driven experiences 

Another plus that a senior living community provides is the culinary options that await residents. No matter where the community is located, it should provide its residents with menus catered to regional preferences. Many accomplished chefs leave the restaurant world for senior living kitchens because they enjoy the camaraderie they develop with residents – and they delight in the opportunities to craft dishes the community loves. 

Find your community 

When you put all that together – a place where people know each other, living options catered to individual needs and preferences, and outstanding dining experiences – senior living communities come with all the benefits of home without any of the burdens of homeownership. Listen to some of the testimonials from our residents – and contact us to experience one of our communities firsthand. 

 

If you or someone you know wants to learn more about Atria, visit AtriaSeniorLiving.com/FindACommunity to discover the location nearest you.  


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