Many seniors balk at the thought of downsizing to an apartment, but those who’ve made the leap typically say it’s the best move they ever made. They’ve seen firsthand how freeing it is to let go of the square footage and stuff older adults no longer need or want to deal with.
Downsizing to an apartment for seniors is certainly worth exploring, and one excellent option is to move to a senior living community like Hunt Community or The Huntington at Nashua. Unlike a multi-age apartment complex, a senior community is designed to give you maximum freedom to enjoy life your way.
Discover some of great benefits our active, retired seniors get from downsizing.
More Free Time
Naturally, when you live in a smaller residence and you’ve pared down, you’ll have less cleaning to do and more time for the fun things. Even better, when you choose an independent living apartment at a Silverstone Living community, housecleaning and maintenance are included in your monthly fee, so you never have to lift a finger for these chores ever again.
Plan For Future Health Needs
One of the biggest advantages of downsizing to an apartment for seniors is that it allows you the chance to become “future-proof.” Silverstone Living plays host to both Hunt Community and The Huntington, which are considered life plan communities. As an independent living resident, you can opt for a comfortable one-bedroom apartment home, or choose a cottage on the lush grounds at The Huntington. If your health needs ever change, higher levels of care and living options are available on both campus.
Homes Are Designed For Aging Adults
Unlike units in a multi-age apartment complex, senior living communities design apartment homes with safety and accessibility in mind. They’re also designed for comfort, convenience, and connection. You’re steps from dining, social events, fitness facilities, and so much more. Reduced costs for utilities, upkeep, even gas for your car. In a senior living community, certain utilities such as electric, water, and gas are often included in your monthly fee, so no more worrying about keeping the A/C on high. And because your apartment is maintenance-free, you’ll save on upkeep. Silverstone Living communities even have scheduled complimentary shuttle service to take you to shops, appointments and many events, so you can leave the car at home.
Paring down isn’t only a benefit that helps you “live smaller so you can live bigger.” Your loved ones will also appreciate not having to sort through a lifetime of your accumulated possessions later in life. When you downsize, you’re trading the burden of managing stuff for the benefit of creating new moments that matter.