Before you retired, when the idea of not going to work in the morning was a distant daydream, how did you imagine you’d spend your retirement years? Taking long weekend trips with friends? Enrolling in that art class at the local community college that you’ve heard so many good things about? Volunteering at the library, joining the book club, and meeting other people who love to get lost in a good book? Chances are, you’ve imagined a life with less stress and responsibility and more time to do the things you really love. In short, you imagined the type of lifestyle you can enjoy with independent living.
The beauty of independent living is that it’s exactly like living at home but without the maintenance, making it the perfect way to downsize. What does “no maintenance” mean? It means you won’t have to mow your lawn or fix the bathroom faucet if it leaks, but other than that, your independent living apartment or cottage is yours. You can decorate it however you like, make your own meals, and do your own laundry, just like you do right now.
If you decide to go on a trip out of town, that’s fine too. Independent living is a great option for anyone who plans on traveling a lot during their retirement because don’t have to won’t have to worry about getting someone to watch the house, turn on the sprinkler or collect the mail. You can lock your apartment door, hop in the car, and know that when you come back, everything will be just as clean and tidy as you left it. If you’re ready to have the retirement you’ve always imagined, browse our list of locations to find an independent living community near you.