When you first started planning for retirement, the plan may have been to stay in the old family home for as long as possible. But through the years, home maintenance has become more and more of a hassle. And now that you've finally retired, you've realized that you don't want to spend your life after retirement taking care of a house!
You want to enjoy the company of good friends (without having to worry about deep cleaning the house beforehand), get out into the community, and experience the best that life has to offer.
That's why more and more Cincinnati retirees are opting to move into retirement communities.
Why should you consider retiring at one Cincinnati's many retirement communities? Well there are many different answers to that question and they all revolve around what kind of lifestyle and security you're looking for.
Let’s explore a few different scenarios to better understand how a retirement community can benefit retirees in different life stages.
Why choose a retirement community?
After a life-altering experience like a serious health event it's difficult to feel comfortable at home-- especially if your children live far away. Having senior care professionals (like wellness experts and register nurses) on-staff at a retirement community can offer you the sense of community and peace of mind you need to enjoy life again. And most communities even offer additional assisted care services when you need a little more help with day-to-day activities like doing laundry.
A continuing care retirement community like Marjorie P. Lee offers seniors the opportunity to live a life of care-free enrichment-- even for those seniors who don't need assisted living services. If you're looking for low-maintenance retirement living, a good community is always your best bet.
When you don't have to worry about everyday chores like yard work or about unexpected surprises like a broken water main, you have more free time to enjoy retirement as it should be experienced!
- Use all your season tickets to the Reds games.
- Enjoy more performances at Music Hall (and as an added bonus, many communities offer their residents transportation to and from events).
- Get more active at on-site wellness facilities.
- Join a book club or a volunteer program.
The residents of retirement communities are much more engaged with regular social activities, and they get the best in medical care from a professional staff. They don't have to face the same stresses and uncertainties that many of their counterparts face as they ask themselves where are they going to live, and can they even afford to retire at all.
Not convinced? Hear what ERH residents have to say about their experience of community living.
Residents like Claire Peters, who has lived at Marjorie P. Lee since 2004, find that the lifestyle has been the highlight of her golden years.
“I feel like it’s my home,” Claire says. “The people seem to be like a big family. If you’re looking for a place for yourself or your parents or even you grandparents, this would be the place because it’s like coming into a second home,” says Claire, “another home where the people open their arms to you. You feel comfortable the moment you move in.”
Bob LaShelle knows all about community living. He’s been an active part of our retirement community since he joined us at Marjorie P. Lee in 2005. Even though he hardly knew anyone when he first moved in, it didn’t take him long to start making new friends and enjoying all that life in a retirement community has to offer.
“I must have 50 good friends that also live here,” he says. “And the staff is wonderful. They treat us all like royalty. Living at Marjorie P. Lee is like living in a five-star hotel.”