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Making the Move to Independent Living During Your Retirement Years

Planning for the Future | 10/23/20


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When it comes to planning during your retirement years, there are plenty of options of where you can live. Jerry and Sheila Berkelhammer made the decision to move to a senior living community early in their retirement. They shared, “We made our own decision about where we wanted to live. If you don’t, your children may do it for you, and you may not like the result.”

A senior living community like Stonebridge at Montgomery offers a plan for the future alongside a vibrant lifestyle. But you may be wondering – when is the right time to move? Here are a few reasons you may want to make the move to independent living sooner rather than later.

When is it Time for Independent Living?

Your home is too big. Your home is spacious and was perfect for raising a family. But, as your children grow and move to create homes of their own, the home maintenance and housework may be too much. Many senior living communities offer a maintenance-free lifestyle. The expert community team takes care of all the housekeeping, outdoor work and safety and security, giving you more time to focus on the things that are most important to you.

You’re interested in socialization opportunities. An independent living community is full of wonderful opportunities to make new friends in a stimulating environment. Daily activities, shared community amenities and events and excursions offer moments for you to thrive. With multiple opportunities to be as social as you want, our services and amenities promote the benefits of a social senior lifestyle.

You like convenience. Independent living communities offer a unique mix of housing, hospitality and healthcare all in one convenient location. As a senior living resident at Stonebridge at Montgomery, you maintain your own private apartment and continue to live independently. At the same time, you benefit from a range of services and amenities that make life easier, such as restaurant-style meals, concierge services and weekly housekeeping.

You’re planning for your future. One of the greatest benefits of a senior living community is the variety of levels of care offered on-site. Should your healthcare needs change in the future, you will have access to the care you need without any additional moves. Stonebridge at Montgomery’s living options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

You’re looking for more freedom. You get the best of both worlds as a resident at an independent living community: carefree, independent living where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want alongside the companionship of community life and high-end services. Choosing independent living means more time, more freedom and more opportunities.

Find Exceptional Senior Living at Stonebridge at Montgomery

More and more seniors are planning ahead for a great life and a secure future by choosing to make their home in an independent living community like Stonebridge at Montgomery. If you’re interested in learning more, we invite you to come see our community for yourself! Contact us or schedule your visit to make an appointment to personally experience your potential new home. We also offer virtual tours, so you are able to see the community from the comfort of your house.