Independent Living - October 15, 2022

Why Independent Living is More Beneficial Than Living Alone

When deciding where you want to live and what type of retirement lifestyle you want to lead, many factors go into making this decision. The familiarity of your current home and the opportunities that come with moving into an independent senior living community are valid factors to consider.

While there are pros and cons to both, ultimately, this decision comes down to what you want to get out of your retirement years. At Rivertown Ridge, we offer resort-style amenities and opportunities that allow residents in Wyoming, Michigan, to explore the seven dimensions of wellness. Our team is sharing why we believe that independent senior living offers more benefits than living alone.

More Opportunities

Retirement living offers you more free time. This gives you the chance to explore new interests, hobbies and opportunities you may not have had the time for before. However, if you live alone, these opportunities can become more limited.

Sure, you can venture out and meet up with friends and family, but when you live in an independent senior living community, you have the convenience of having these opportunities at your doorstep. You don’t have to go through the trouble of planning and coordinating with other people’s schedules and arranging to meet up at a certain place or time – just head to a common space or dining area!

In addition, senior living communities offer activities and events to keep residents active and engaged. Our independent senior living community in Wyoming, Michigan, focuses on the seven dimensions of wellness:

  1. Physical
  2. Emotional
  3. Social
  4. Intellectual
  5. Spiritual
  6. Environmental
  7. Occupational

These are reflected in the programs, activities and opportunities we provide, giving each resident the necessary tools to live an active life with purpose.

Stay Social

Socialization is important to our overall health and wellness, but we often take it for granted. Because we are around people all the time when we are working, we may not realize the effort it takes to keep in touch with others once we enter retirement.

Just like there are more opportunities to explore new or existing interests and hobbies, independent senior living makes it easier to stay connected with others and socialize with peers.

Whether you engage with others through various activities and events or choose to meet up with someone for a casual meal, it is far more convenient to socialize with friends when you live in the same community.

Access to Amenities

When you live alone and own your home, you are responsible for all the upkeep, maintenance and chores that come along with it. You are in charge of mowing the lawn, cooking for yourself and doing the dishes, making sure the laundry is done, cleaning, etc.

One of the most significant benefits of the independent senior living lifestyle is the amenities that make life more relaxing and convenient. For example, Rivertown Ridge’s resort-style amenities include:

  • Restaurant-style dining with multiple dining areas
  • Community room for relaxation and entertainment
  • Maintenance-free lifestyle
  • Community gathering spaces, including an outdoor courtyard and patio
  • Spacious apartment floor plans
  • On-site movie theater
  • Neighborhood community center
  • On-site wellness center
  • Exercise room and personal trainer
  • Outdoor walking path and gardening areas
  • Neighborhood pool

Independent Senior Living in Wyoming, Michigan

Where you live matters. Rivertown Ridge offers an engaging independent senior living lifestyle with opportunities for individuals to explore personal goals, hobbies and new interests. We provide personalized services and exciting activities for residents to enjoy, making it easy to live life on your terms.

Quality of life is one of the most important details we focus on when creating programs for residents in our community. As a result, our community enhances well-being while offering the care and support each resident needs to stay safe and healthy.

The setting you choose for your retirement years makes all the difference and can help you build the lifestyle you want. If you’re ready to learn more about our independent senior living community, we invite you to contact a member of the Rivertown Ridge team.