Posted by Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook on 04/03/2018

Embrace “Interdependent Living”

Embrace “Interdependent Living”

One of America’s core values is independence. We pride ourselves on our ability to drive anywhere we like, build a business, and define our own destinies.

As you age, your desire to remain independent wanes as your health and mobility changes. It is not long before you realize that you are dependent on others—for companionship, transportation and support. You may need help to go to the grocery store or to doctors’ appointments. Instead of being independent like the Lone Ranger, you discover you are interdependent on others.

Retirement should not be a lonely time. You can enjoy interdependent living when you move to a maintenance-free senior living community that provides the activities, socialization and support you need during retirement. There are many clear benefits of moving to an independent living facility where the sense of community is strong. These include:

1. Make New Friends: If you take a moment to think about it, your life probably included a spouse, children, friends and relationships. As you age, a loved one will pass, neighbors might move, and your children and grandchildren become busier. You may find yourself alone. An independent living facility is the perfect place to make new friends. Most, if not all, residents find themselves in similar situations, so relationships are easily developed.

2. Transportation Help: You may be unable to get to the grocery store or to appointments on your own. Instead of relying on busy family members or paying high taxi fees, a retirement community can get you where you need to go. Group outings to grocery stores and shopping are often scheduled, so even if you are able to get around yourself, you don’t have to go it alone.

3. Help When You Are Ill: When you become ill, your family may not be able to take time off work to nurse you back to health. Continuing care retirement communities offer staff and assistance with all levels of care.

4. Learn New Things: One way to keep the gray cells working well is to acquire new knowledge. When you live alone, you may not have the same opportunities to learn through shared talents, scheduled activities, classes and presentations.

Living your life by your own choosing can include living interdependently in a Wesley Enhanced Living community. We have the staff, the facility, and the activities to let you live life on your terms and still have the benefits of making new friends, learning new things, and receiving any necessary help.

Call or stop in to one of our six Wesley Enhanced Living locations in and around Philadelphia to discover why our seniors love it here and how our trained staff and vibrant community members are here to support your overall wellbeing! Our Sales Managers will be happy to chat with you and share more information about our independent living communities.

Visit our website at www.WEL.org, or call 877-U-AGE-WEL for more information today!

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