Consider An Assisted Lifestyle Today

With Labor Day around the corner, the official end of summer is upon us. Even while the temperatures are still warm, we look toward the cooler fall days and the inevitable arrival of winter. It may seem like a long way off, but winter will be here before we know it.


Many people do not consider making a move to an assisted lifestyle community until they really need to make a decision. Often that is when they have suffered a fall or other injury that makes the move unavoidable. The smarter play is to do your research now, so you can move in before the dreaded winter weather is upon us. Consider an Assisted Lifestyle at The Villas Senior Care Community.


There are lots of reasons why older people move from a large family home into condos or apartments. They may not have the energy, or physical ability to maintain the home. It could be a financial decision if the cost of living becomes a burden. Perhaps they needhelp with daily activities like getting dressed or being reminded to take their medication.


No matter the reason for downsizing, making the move to The Villas assisted lifestyle community is a smart choice. And making the move before the unpleasant winter weather hits means a relaxing and enjoyable season.


The Weather Outside is Frightful

With fall and winter on the horizon, there are a lot of chores to "batten down the hatches" before bad weather descends. The yard has to be fertilized, leaves raked, hoses emptied and put away. Not to mention checking air filters in the home, sealing windows and anything else that comes up.


These physical chores can be especially challenging for an older person who may not have the stamina or strength to carry out these chores. Winter will bring snow to be shoveled and icy sidewalks to salt. All things that may be too much work for the elderly, and could result in an injury.


Life at an assisted lifestyle community eliminates many of the worries an elderly person may encounter when they live alone. The building maintenance team takes care of clearing sidewalks and parking lots for residents and visitors. For those who still drive, if they need assistance getting their car cleared of snow and ice, they only have to ask.


Help When You Need It

The lessened physical chores are one benefit to an assisted living or supportive living environment. The assistance an older person will receive while living there is another reason to give this living option another look.


Another reason for moving into The Villas is if a person needs assistance with daily living activities (ADLs). Everyone has different preferences and needs. Each resident is evaluated to determine how much help they need or want. One person may require help to take their medication, where another resident may need help getting dressed.


Making New Friends

From a social angle, moving into a community like The Villas brings with it the opportunity to participate in events, outings and activities. Think bingo is the only thing we do? It really is fun, but it's just the tip of the iceberg! Residents enjoy lunch outings, engaging seminars and events.

The opportunity to make new friends, or perhaps reconnect with old friends, is an easy task when you live in a community setting like The Villas.


The time to learn about living options at The Villas is before you really need to make the move. Visit our website and schedule a tour to see the various floor plans available. Don't wait until the winter weather hits – start the process today so you can make a decision before Jack Frost moves in.

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