We work seemingly our entire lives to “earn” retirement. So it’s only natural to want to enjoy every single minute of it! Although everyone’s idea of the “perfect” retirement can be a little different, there are actually quite a few consistencies among all seniors. And living in a senior community can help you enjoy retirement by providing many of them.
How senior living can help you get more enjoyment out of your retirement years
Talk to 10 members of our senior community and you may hear 10 different reasons that living at Veranda of Pensacola helps them enjoy their retirement. But here are some of the most popular (and fun!) ways that becoming a resident of our senior community can add value to your life:
No more worrying about the little things
Who’s going to mow the lawn?
Oh, it’s time to cook dinner again?
Ugh, the roof needs a repair!
These are just some of the little stressors that add up when you own your home. And let’s be honest, when you get to a certain age, you just don’t FEEL like dealing with things like that anymore.
And you shouldn’t have to!
When you move into a senior community like Veranda of Pensacola, we take care of the little things so that you can focus on living.
Put more time into your favorite activities
When you’re not worrying about the little things, spending time on home repairs, mowing the lawn, or other “work” that comes along with living in a more “traditional” home, you have more time to devote to activities that you enjoy.
Whether it’s taking a leisurely stroll, watching your favorite movies, picking up a good book, taking a trip to a local museum, playing a little golf, going for a swim in the pool…
Depending on your choice of senior community, those activities can vary pretty widely. But here at Veranda of Pensacola, our activities and amenities include all of those and more. It truly is resort-style retirement!
Make new friends
It can be hard to make new friends as we get older and start our own families. Our focus moves toward our kids. But when we hit retirement age, the world seems to open up again. When you join a senior community, you suddenly have a large group of new neighbors who are just as excited and eager to enjoy their favorite activities too!
And when you participate in activities, classes, crafts, and day trips as part of our community, you’ll meet a range of new friends. Suddenly, your social circle is as wide as you want it to be, and it’s a lot of fun!
Of course, if you prefer some alone time, there’s plenty of opportunity for that, too. From enjoying a book in our library to relaxing in one of our lounges or even just enjoying the day in your own space.
Try new things
Although it’s always fun to participate in activities that you enjoy, it can be a whole lot of fun to learn a new skill, try a new activity, or visit a new place.
And as an added bonus, there’s evidence that suggests trying new things as we get older is good for our brain health.
Whether you’ve always wanted to try your hand at golf, you’ve been itching to learn water aerobics, or you have no idea what you’d like to try, you just want to add something different, life at a senior community includes ample opportunity to try new things. Here at Veranda of Pensacola, our activity coordinator is constantly thinking of fun, new activities to add into the mix.
And if you’re looking to try new food as well, be sure to look for a senior community that offers a range of dining options. At Veranda of Pensacola, we offer several main courses and sides to choose from every day. That means you can always count on your favorites, but when you’re looking to expand your tastes a bit, you’ll have many opportunities to try something new.
Veranda of Pensacola is dedicated to helping you enjoy every second of retirement.
Every member of our team is committed to providing you with the highest level of resort-style retirement you deserve. Want to learn more? We encourage you to take a tour of our senior community. Contact us today to schedule a tour or speak with a member of our team.