Independent Senior Living

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Jan 26, 2012


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As we age, many of us are faced with the prospect of revising our living arrangements. While thinking about moving can be a source of anxiety and stress, planning ahead can give you more choices for the future, making a big difference in your level of independence and quality of life. If home upkeep and maintenance has become overwhelming, if youre simply looking for a community with more opportunities to socialize, an independent living community may be a good option. To decide if it is right for you, learn about your choices in independent living, including common types and find help in choosing a residence.
Independent Senior Living is a residential living setting for elderly or senior adults that may or may not provide hospitality or supportive services. Under this living arrangement, the senior adult leads an independent lifestyle that requires minimal or no extra assistance.
Since independent living is any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over, the housing varies widely from apartment-style living to freestanding homes. In general, the housing is friendlier to older adults, often being more compact, with easier navigation and assistance. You may also hear the terms retirement communities, retirement homes, senior housing and senior apartments applied to independent living.
So, no matter what type of independent living community you consider, you want to make sure you connect with peers and feel comfortable in the community. When you visit the area, talk with some of the residents. Are they people youd like to know better? Are some of your favorite hobbies or activities available? Are support services timely with friendly staff and are the activities accessible? Is the community in close proximity to shopping and transit venues if needed? Knowing all these things in advance will give you the greatest opportunity to enjoy to the fullest your new apartment or home.

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Debbie Grammer.
Debbie is a Manager with SilverCrest Senior Community and may be reached at 801-758-9955 or by email at For more information visit SilverCrest Senior Community on the web at:

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