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How to Enjoy Retirement Living

As people come into the later years of life, many are faced with the decision of staying at home, moving in with loved ones, or moving to a new living arrangement (whether they are ready or not). This new adjustment, if not approached with sensitivity, can prove to be quite stressful, causing anxiety. It’s natural that the thought of leaving the familiarity and warmth of home to start over someplace new can be daunting. In the right environment, retirement living can really be a great time in one’s life, with the potential to independently discover a new and intriguing way of life.

There are various living options, which can help guide decisions for retirement living. Depending on the specific needs that must be addressed, one may be a better fit than others.

Retirement Communities
Housing communities designed for those over the age of 55 may take the form of an independent living center. This can include arrangements such as apartment buildings, condominiums, and bungalow homes.

This arrangement is favored by those who are still able to live independently as they have to date, while a board takes care of projects like yard work and maintenance. It’s a great option for mobile and healthy individuals who want to be close to others in the same period of life while still having the freedom and ability to tend to their garden, pets, and other household responsibilities. It provides full independence without restriction.

These communities often provide services such as transportation, housekeeping, and organized groups and activities. This is great for those who are looking to stay socially active, meet new people, or try new things in the community.

Independent living communities range in price from subsidized communities (a low-cost option intended for qualified seniors) to luxury options at much higher costs, which include sought-after amenities and services.

Assisted Living Communities
Assisted living communities are ideal for people who would like close access to more skilled nursing care and aid in activities of daily living.


Here are some of the basic services offered in assisted living:

  • 24-hour supervision and security
  • Daily meals
  • Basic housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Health and exercise programs
  • Social programs
  • Transportation
  • Access to medical services

The GreenFields offers residential living at GreenField Manor, assisted living at GreenField Court, enhanced assisted living and memory care at GreenField Terrace, and skilled nursing and respite care at our Health & Rehabilitation Center.

We can help you find the right option for you or your loved one.

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