Senior couple on cycle rideStudies show that many seniors experience a significant decline in their overall health immediately after having left the traditional workforce. That’s because people tend to do best when they have a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. Fortunately, it may be possible to avoid this decline by opting to move in an active adult living community. Places like these are designed to help seniors continue enjoying healthy, balanced and fulfilling lives well into their golden years.

Some people think that communities for the elderly are rigidly structured. They believe that by opting to live in these places, they will have to give up their sense of autonomy. In reality, however, this couldn’t be further from the actual truth. Most places are designed to give seniors all of the freedom they want while providing a safe and supporting environment.

You can find establishments that have swimming pools on site. Most have fitness facilities and various forms of therapeutic equipment for ensuring continued mobility and comfort. In fact, you may even be able to find a place that has on-site physical therapists and other practitioners of natural medicine.

Some locations have shuttles and other forms of transportation support that they provide to their residents. They know that many seniors are forced to relinquish their driving privileges due to changes in mobility, memory, and vision. With this help, seniors can maintain healthy social lives and can make it to all of their important appointments on time.

These places are an exciting alternative to aging in place. Seniors never have to worry about being alone. They will always be surrounded by like-minded individuals and caring staff members. Best of all, whenever residents experience any significant changes in their physical or mental health, they will have access to services that will continue to support them despite their changing abilities.

For information on an active adult community, contact The Tapestry at 954-815-2530.

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