Making the decision to move to a senior independent living community is a big life change. You’re likely downsizing from your old home, and may be moving into a different town or city. Being able to live with your partner in a new living situation will make the transition easier.
Thankfully, senior living communities let you live together in independent living and enjoy life as a couple in your retirement. There are also many benefits to living together as a couple in independent living.
Couples Get to Live an Active Life in Independent Living
One of the best parts of independent living for couples is the free time you have, and getting to become part of a community of like-minded people.
Independent living is not the same as living in a nursing home. You and your partner have your own living space, and are free to live an active life however you want. This means getting to spend time with your family, traveling to new destinations and getting to know neighbors who share your interests.
Independent senior living communities like Sagewood have plenty to do for active couples. We offer a full lineup of classes, activity rooms and other amenities, so there’s always something to do with your partner. We’re also located right in Phoenix, so you’re right in the thick of a booming city for a night out on the town.
Independent Living for Couples is Cost-Effective
Choosing to move to a senior living community is a cost-effective way to live your retirement. When you choose to live in an independent living community for couples, you’re entering a contract for the unit you both live in, and every amenity you each take advantage of is included in your monthly fee. It would cost double the amount of money for two people living in separate units to get the same amenities.
These independent living contracts offer financial stability in a few ways:
- Home maintenance is included: Some senior living communities like Sagewood are maintenance-free, meaning that you don’t need to cover the cost of any repairs or work done in your unit.
- Dining plans: Independent living communities for couples offer a variety of dining plans that are built into your contract, so you don’t need to worry about groceries. Instead, you get to enjoy chef-prepared meals!
- On-site activities: Independent living communities have a lot of on-site amenities like pools, fitness equipment and media centers. Save yourself some money from trips out and check out some of the programming that’s just steps from your door!
Sagewood is also a Life Plan Community that offers LifeCare®, which gives you unlimited access to health services should you or your partner need them, saving you money down the line as your medical needs evolve.
Independent Living Offers Flexibility With Help Around the House
While you’re free to live your active lifestyle and come and go as you please, independent living offers assistance with instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), if needed. This could include cleaning your apartment, meal delivery or doing laundry.
At Sagewood, we’re proud to offer exceptional home maintenance and housekeeping services that fit your lifestyle.
You’re Close to Health Care, if Needed
Choosing an independent living community that’s part of a Life Plan Community means that you live close to acute health care if you or your partner ever needs it. Couples who choose a LifeCare® plan at Sagewood can take comfort in the fact that they have unlimited access to skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation on-site at Acacia Health Center.
Living in a community attached to a health care center offers added peace of mind. We also have a special affiliation with the Mayo Clinic, which helps us provide Sagewood residents with health care support.
Independent Living at Sagewood
Sagewood is the perfect senior living community for couples, nestled right in the heart of Phoenix, AZ. Our independent living options provide you a living space that fits your needs, with all of the dining and amenities you can imagine.
If you’re interested in learning more about our independent living community, feel free to reach out to us today!