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What to Expect When Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Senior Living | 08/22/18


Change is good, but there’s no doubt it can take some getting used to. That’s especially true when it comes to the move from owning your own home to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). This is a major transition! However, having an idea of what to expect when moving to a CCRC can help make the transition as seamless as possible.

Thankfully, Stonebridge at Montgomery’s independent living options are no comparison to other retirement communities in the Princeton area. You have a lot to look forward to as you contemplate the move from your current living situation to our senior living community. We hope the following considerations will help you prepare for this exciting life change.

When You Move to a CCRC, You Can Expect:

A change in lifestyle for the better.
It’s true, after you move into a continuing care retirement community, your lifestyle will change. The activities you do, the people you socialize with, and the place where you spend the majority of your time will be different than what you’re used to. But it will also be better. That’s because with a CCRC, life is filled with meaningful activities that allow you to get the most out of each and every day. You may experience a small “culture shock” at first because of this change in lifestyle, but soon you’ll be saying “I wish I’d made this change this sooner.”

Fewer worries and stress.
One of the great features of continuing care retirement communities is the stress-relief they provide. You can still maintain an independent, free, fun lifestyle, without the hassles of everyday tasks like cooking, yard work or home maintenance. Our attentive staff takes care of everything, so you don’t have to worry about a single thing.

Just a few of the services and amenities you can enjoy at a CCRC are:

  • Lively activities, programs and events
  • Hobbies and interests, from watercolors to gardening
  • Wellness activities like yoga and swimming
  • Trips to museums and cultural events
  • Elegant dining room or casual café
  • On site healthcare services
  • Priority access to all levels of care
  • Spacious art studio
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Brand new, well-equipped fitness room
  • 8,000-volume library
  • New billiards room
  • Convenient lounges and meeting rooms

To feel energized and rejuvenated.
Science has proven that people actually grow stronger and prevent decline in their health and mobility when they live in a community that nurtures wellness and social engagement. Our community is a lively place where people really enjoy life more. Isolation and routine contribute to aging. Community life can be the gateway to longer, healthier, happier lives.

To meet new people with similar interests and hobbies.
From physical rejuvenation like yoga and water aquatics to more thought-provoking activities like book clubs and art series discussions, we have something just for you. And the best part of it all? The incredible friendships and connections you’ll make with other residents and our staff through our community activities. Over time, your neighbors will become your second family and community, supporting and encouraging you from day one.

Invaluable peace of mind.
One of the main reasons to choose a continuing care retirement community is the peace of mind it provides. You’ll maintain an independent lifestyle when you move here, but should your needs change, we can accommodate you in the place you already call home. With assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and homecare all within one community, you’re never far from the care you need.

Schedule a Tour at Stonebridge at Montgomery

Now that you have a better idea of what to expect from a CCRC, you can take the next step. Learn more about our vibrant living options or read testimonials from our current residents to get a glimpse of what life is like at our continuing care retirement community in Skillman, New Jersey. We also recommend touring Stonebridge to experience the art of living well here. Schedule a visit with us today.