What is independent living?
An independent living community consists of residences intentionally designed for seniors who remain active and want to spend more time doing things they like to do. Seniors are freed from many daily worries such as some household chores, home maintenance and repairs. Independent living also provides social and dining options. Usually, everything needed by the senior is close by, such as a library, fitness center and dining room.
A significant goal of independent living is to create a sense of community and fight the isolation that frequently comes as we age. There are often group activities, trips and a shared dining space that encourages interaction and new friends.
Independent living differs from assisted living because seniors in independent living do not rely on staff for medical care or assistance with daily living activities, like dressing or bathing. Assisted living facilities are not designed for active seniors. Instead, they are intended for those who are no longer able to live safely on their own.
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