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Independent living for seniors

There are plenty of decisions to make when planning for retirement, and each choice you make along the way will shape your retirement lifestyle. Each retirement plan is unique and personal, but some things are certain: You want to stay healthy, stay connected to friends and family, and find joy in every day.

Senior independent living communities offer older adults the opportunity to enjoy a luxury retirement lifestyle, making it the best next choice in your retirement plan. There are many benefits of living in an independent senior community, some of which you may not have even known.

Spacious and Beautiful Apartments

Exceptional independent living communities are dialed into housing trends and preferences in the active adult market. In a senior living community, you’ll find spacious apartments with plenty of natural light and room to entertain guests. 

Fewer Household Responsibilities

Your new spacious independent living apartment comes with an even bigger bonus: You don’t have to worry about all the responsibilities that go along with homeownership. When you move out of your house to enjoy independent living, you say goodbye to chores like lawn maintenance and upkeep. You can also leave extensive cleaning behind, thanks to a smaller apartment and weekly housekeeping visits in your new senior community. Instead of cleaning or mowing the lawn, use that time to pursue a favorite hobby.

Friendly Neighbors

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of independent living is the socialization and connection with friendly neighbors. The residents at Arbor Terrace Teaneck truly make our community so special. Residents get to know one another and are always welcoming to new residents, offering tips on the best activities to attend or favorite foods on the menu. It won’t take you too long to make new lifelong friends who live right down the hall, making catching up over coffee even easier than before.

Delicious Chef-Prepared Meals

If your retirement plans don’t include planning and preparing three healthy meals per day, independent living can offer a welcome respite from your daily kitchen duties. Though your apartment comes with a kitchen built for cooking and baking, you can choose to head down to the dining room to enjoy chef-prepared meals anytime you don’t feel like preparing a meal yourself. Sit down with a new friend and share a delicious meal that you didn’t have to prepare!

Activities, Events, and Trips

Independent living communities are busy places, offering residents daily opportunities to get involved, make a friend, pursue a hobby, or try something new. Communities feature activity calendars that are carefully curated to include various activities, events, and trips that support physical, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive wellness. Look for yoga classes, local history lectures, painting workshops, and trips exploring points of interest nearby.

Concierge Service

Nothing says luxury retirement like concierge services. Exceptional senior living communities offer a friendly staff person dedicated to answering questions, assisting with a trip or event sign-up, or even signing for packages while residents are on vacation.

Wellness Services

Active seniors want to remain as healthy as possible, and independent living communities have services designed around supporting wellness and health. You can find a nurse available during business hours to answer questions, as well as quick access to resources and other support services via wellness fairs or other events.

Learn More About Independent Living

Senior living communities have evolved over the past few decades to better meet the needs of retirees across the country. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience independent living community life, you may not realize how lovely and supportive they are today. Learn more about independent living by downloading our free resource, “Everything You Need to Know About Independent Living.”

At Arbor Terrace Teaneck, we have perfected the independent lifestyle for our residents. We would love to show you more about what makes our community so special; call us to hear more about what we have to offer that will make your retirement truly exceptional.

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Elizabeth Andropoli

About the Author: Elizabeth Andropoli

“Liz” has been a senior-living professional for more than fifteen years, she entered the industry following a six-year background of experience in health care. She has been Executive Director at Arbor Terrace since 2012. Liz lives in Teaneck with her three children who have obviously inherited her passion for servicing those advanced in age as her two eldest are also employed in the senior-living industry – her youngest, still in school, is interested in computers and finance. Liz has eclectic tastes in leisure activities: while she enjoys parasailing, zip lining and riding motorcycles, her favorite vacation is her annual summertime stay, with her family, at an Amish farm in Pennsylvania.