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Reasons to move to senior living with the COVID-19 vaccine

Four good reasons to move into a senior living community

January 7, 2021

by Alan Symons

As the COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out to senior living communities, now is the time to upgrade your life and stop the STRESS.

People say, what we knew as normal is no longer, too many issues are going to pop-up due to the fall out of the pandemic, from financial stress, to health care and political problems.

Now is the time to consider how to be happy and enjoy stress free living. Many people are wondering "Are senior living communities, including assisted living and independent living safe?" now that the vaccine is rolled out in some of the senior living communities the answer is a great big YES.

The communities that have been vaccinated are the safest and most fulfilling places for an older adult to live. While moving into assisted or independent living during a global pandemic could be perceived as a challenging decision, we believe now may be the smartest time to make that move.

If in doubt, that you should move, just think about the lonely isolation winter will bring. Older adults have become more isolated as a result of precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with activities cancelled, unease about being in public settings, and favorite places closed. Senior living communities have invested in activities with opportunities for indoor exercise, gourmet dining, fitness activities, lifelong learning, live entertainment, indoor cinema and more, while doing so in a safe environment.

How to live a longer happier life.

I have built senior independent living communities to the highest and safest standard and have learned a thing or two about how to make your life much more fulfilling and enjoyable - not to mention increase your longevity by as much as 43%. If you want to learn how, then have a look at your nearby good senior living communities and write me to find out how to live longer using all the benefits of senior living communities.

  1. Socialization.
    Communities are generally designed for people to get to know people of similar and different interests. There are so many opportunities for interaction in good communities, while allowing you to have tons of space to be one’s own self. Large common rooms, reading areas, cinema on site, fitness, and swimming pools in summer, road trips and shopping trips, card games and other community programs, Education and a senior community pulling together to help others.

  2. Wellness.
    Good senior living communities offer a medical clinic on-site, services like physical therapy, fitness centers, and outdoor spaces to roam, garden, swimming, and take the dog for walks. Having health care and wellness services just for residents, fully integrated into the living community, with staff who take a whole-person approach to care, provides an extra layer of protection and reassurance for a much fuller and healthy life.

  3. Financial Knowledge that you are looked after forever.
    Today with economic trouble from COVID, uncertainty of the future, it is a good time to sell your home and put the money into an income safe producing fund. The real-estate market is hot in most areas of the country and now it’s is a good time to realize and lock in that value before something knocks it down. Use the cash from the home sale, income from investments, plus social security, plus other retirement funds to pay a single monthly fee for a luxurious suite with a kitchen, living room, bedroom, large bath and walk in closets. Or, choose a two-bedroom suite. Stop worrying about being alone at home and facing a break in, roof leaks, shoveling a driveway, fixing a broken pipe. No more cable bills, no more tax bills, no more cooking and cleaning. Let the chef chauffeur activities director and housekeeper take over. No more exposure to the unknown.

  4. Security and diet.
    With 24-hour staff 7 days a week to look after you, the fear of trip and fall, or illness while all alone is gone. Every person has an emergency button to the front desk. The building is designed to avoid injury. The chef is there to help you maintain a healthy home cooked diet and will follow any dietary needs or desires you may have. Farm to table is practiced in good communities.

You wanted to know the 4 things to live up to 43% longer don’t you. Well here they are.

Reduced stress, social interaction, Diet, and fitness even if just walking or swimming. You get all these and more living in a senior community.

What to look for when evaluating a senior living community.

While every community is different, look for these common threads, then contact the salesperson and arrange for them to pick you up and bring you to the community for a tour. There will be no hard sell, just friendly knowledge.

  1. Ask to see the various options for suites.
  2. Ask to visit with several people now living in the community.
  3. Take a tour of the communities and focus on what matters for you.
  4. Stay for a meal, try out the food. Is it so-so or is it very good? You will want to know that up front as you will be dining there for a long time to come.
  5. Look for the hair /barber salon, the fitness center. Does it have what you like? If not ask if it can be included.
  6. Does the community have a chauffeur /driver and car to take you within 15-mile radius for free?
  7. Check out several communities within your budget.
  8. Look at paying for upscale communities that have the amenities you wish somewhere around $3,000 to $4,500 for a suite with a nice bedroom, a decent sized living kitchen bath and good closet space and about $4,000 to $6,000 for large two-bedroom suite. This one monthly rent should Include everything you need like, gourmet meals, with a bistro for extra food when you want it. free TV, free driver etc.
  9. Are the owner’s good operators, just look at the search site for a rating above 4 out of 5. Ignore some singular bad wraps from disgruntled people, instead focus on the overall number of good or bad reviews.
  10. After your tour, ask yourself, does it feel good to live there? Ignore the fear of moving, meeting new people, will I fit in, etc. This will change to excitement after moving in. I promise.

Written by Alan Symons owner of senior communities.
(317) 714-1515

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To find out how Sycamore Reserve can help you live a truly independent lifestyle, please contact Shawn Gann, Assistant Director and Director of Sales & Marketing at (317) 516-5200.

Tags: Sycamore Reserve, senior living, independent senior living, COVID-19 Vaccine, Healthy living for seniors


This article does not constitute medical advice, it is for informational purposes only. As always, seniors should discuss their health, exercise regimen and stress levels with their doctor or healthcare provider.