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5 Ways a Continuing Care Retirement Community Can Enhance Quality of Life

More and more older adults are choosing to live in continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, and for good reason. These communities offer more than just a place to live. They are designed to promote active engagement and encourage healthy aging.  

Discover five impactful ways a life care community can enhance your quality of life.

1. Improved Mental Health 

While feelings of isolation and loneliness can affect people of all ages, it tends to impact older adults more frequently. Family members may be located farther away and close friends may have moved on. Experiencing intense social isolation can be very detrimental to mental health.

As a resident of a CCRC, there are many opportunities to meet new people, whether it’s at a community-hosted event, an engaging educational lecture, or a painting class. Even in the dining venues, you have the chance to share a delicious meal with a new acquaintance to discover more about shared interests and aspirations in this exciting stage of life. 

2. Reduced Stress 

Living in a CCRC is not only a joyful and vibrant experience, but also provides a sense of financial security that sets it apart. At many CCRCs, residents benefit from a predictable monthly fee that streamlines finances and is inclusive of many services, activities, and amenities.  

Maintenance, housekeeping, and other daily living tasks are taken care of, or made much easier, too. One never has to worry about scheduling a service to clear sidewalks, or field contractors for a repair, or worry about where to turn when a helping hand is needed. 

3. Enhanced Peace of Mind 

Regarding physical security, a senior living community is equipped with measures and features to support the safety of all residents. For individuals in need of round-the-clock care or assistance, dedicated areas within the community are established to enhance monitoring and provide comprehensive care. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from living in a secure environment. 

4. Greater Focus on Joy 

One of the greatest benefits of being a CCRC resident is getting back more time to focus on what brings you joy, like taking up an old hobby or pursuing a new passion. Best of all, residents are surrounded by like-minded individuals who often share the same interests. This makes it easy to connect with others for a concert or movie date. Many communities also offer social clubs and events that are designed to promote joy and togetherness. 

5. Better Physical Health 

Everything’s better with friends, including pursuing your fitness goals. Residents of CCRCs benefit from group fitness activities and dedicated activity and workout spaces. Often, CCRCs include access to fitness experts who can help residents achieve their goals. Many offer on-site health centers for a holistic approach to your health and wellness. From physical rehabilitation to medication management, CCRCs make it easy to get the assistance needed no matter what lies ahead.  

Experience Joyful Living at Beacon Hill

Your joyful lifestyle awaits at Beacon Hill, a continuing care retirement community in Lombard, Illinois. Experience for yourself what carefree living is really like, with access to high-end services and amenities. Join your neighbors for lively social events and activities where friends come together to celebrate and connect. Learn more about Beacon Hill when you contact us or take a tour. 

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