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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 06/15/2022

Considering a Community - Is the lifestyle right for you?

Considering a Community - Is the lifestyle right for you?

The questions below will help seniors and their families determine if a senior living community may be the right choice for them.

  • Do you feel isolated in your home?
  • Do you find it difficult to get around your neighborhood?
  • Do you lack relationships with your neighbors?
  • Do you have difficulty driving?
  • Do you wish that someone else would drive you to your errands and appointments?
  • Do you have a hard time getting out of the house?
  • Do you frequently go for weeks without seeing friends?
  • Do you wish you had more of a social life?
  • Do you miss participating in favorite activities?
  • Do you find it difficult to run errands alone?
  • Do you have a difficult time keeping up with home maintenance?
  • Do you find it challenging to clean your home?
  • Do you feel unsafe in your home or your neighborhood?
  • Do you find it hard to climb the stairs into or inside your home?


If you answered “yes” to most of the above questions, you may want to consider retirement living. However, you will also want to consider your current and future health care needs before making a final decision on the type of retirement community you should select. For instance, if you have a chronic health condition, you may want to consider an Assisted Living community, or a community that offers both Independent Living and higher levels of care on the same campus.

For many seniors, Retirement Living offers the perfect lifestyle—one with no home maintenance or transportation worries and with plenty of social and recreational opportunities. With a wide array of communities available locally, you are certain to find a community that offers you both the independence you desire and the security you need.

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