Why CCRCs are a Great Choice for You
December 18, 2017
Aging in Place
Since the goal is to move into a CCRC when you are healthy, you get to enjoy all of the benefits of senior living knowing that your future healthcare needs can be taken care of within the community. Should you need advanced health care as you age, you will be able to move into other locations on campus or receive home care serivices and avoid the stress and expense of a major move. This allows you to stay near your spouse and the friends you’ve made.
As a resident of a CCRC, you will have access to the best that senior living has to offer while being able to live independently. You can have the lifestyle you always dreamed of, whether that is in a vibrant, urban locale or in a more laid-back rural setting. The CCRC will have a lot of activities on-site and make it easy to participate in events taking place in the surrounding community.
An Accessible Community
Avoiding isolation by having access to the surrounding community is a concern for many as they consider their retirement options. According to a 2012 survey of those aged 60 or older, less than one third strongly agreed that there was high quality public transportation available in their community. In the same study, 40% of those who expressed dissatisfaction with life in their current community expressed a desire for a more walkable community. In a CCRC, your entertainment, dining, and medical care are always easily accessible. Abernethy Laurels offers numerous transportation options and plenty of off-site event offerings.
Living Life with Others
Many people begin to feel isolated in their regular communities as they grow older. Life with other seniors can offer a sense of community. In a National Council on Aging survey, wanting to live among people their own age was a wish expressed by 20% of respondents. Shared interests facilitate an engaging and healthy lifestyle. Abernethy Laurels is the perfect choice- call us today at 828-465-8519.
If you like to exercise, a CCRC is the place for you. Many general communities do not have exercise facilities specialized for seniors. At a CCRC, there is usually a dedicated gym solely for the residents of the community like CORE Fitness at Abernethy Laurels. Of seniors surveyed by the National Council on Aging, 39% of those 70 years or older reported being physically active every day. There are plenty of exercise offerings at Abernethy Laurels.
To learn more about Abernethy Laurels and CCRC living, call Rob at 828-465-8519. We invite you to visit our website at www.abernethylaurels.org.