What is Enhanced Retirement Living?
Understandably, seniors expect to remain active, productive, and social throughout their golden years. And with the number of Americans aged 65 and older increasing exponentially over the next two decades, it’s not surprising that “age-friendly” living is on the rise nationwide.
Recently, a relatively new term used to describe a class of senior living has emerged, called Enhanced Retirement Living. It is more than just Independent Living with services. Instead, Enhanced Retirement Living is specifically designed for older adults who want to enjoy active lifestyles while maintaining independence. They want the flexibility to keep the friendships they’ve cherished over the years and the activities they loved doing before moving into a senior living community. All while enjoying the advantages of having services at their fingertips.
There are many types of Enhanced Retirement Living communities, and some, like Fellowship Square Surprise, have several levels of care on one campus. These communities make transitioning to a higher level of care, such as Assisted Living or Memory Care, much easier – as you don’t have to move to get the care you need.
The benefits of Enhanced Retirement Living communities are all-encompassing; that is, they address all aspects of life. Not only physical health and wellness, but intellectual, emotional, and spiritual health as well.
Staying healthy and feeling better each day
If we learned anything during 2020, it’s that the importance of maintaining social connections is vital to our overall health – both physically and mentally.
With an emphasis on social interactions, wellness programs, and technological access, these communities provide residents with secure surroundings and independent living amenities such as spacious residences, personal services, and recreational activities.
Volunteer opportunities within the community are popular, as they give seniors a way to give back and continue to live a life of purpose.
Additionally, Enhanced Retirement Living communities offer a dining experience rather than just a meal plan. Sharing a meal around a table with friends, both old and new, fosters feelings of well-being and prevents the harmful effects of isolation.
Enjoy your independence longer
Seniors who live alone have less access to healthcare services and community services that help sustain health and wellness and improve their quality of life.
The Enhanced Retirement Living approach to Independent Living addresses these issues by offering a variety of integrated services focused on helping seniors maintain and enjoy their independence while enhancing their life experiences. In addition to providing a wide range of activities, Enhanced Retirement Living communities also offer amenities such as wellness and exercise programs.
Part of Newton’s First Law of Motion states, “An object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion.” While he was talking about physics, this law of motion applies to the human body as well!
The specialized wellness and exercise programs offered in Enhanced Retirement Living are specifically designed for seniors; these programs help seniors maintain and enjoy their independence longer. Group exercise classes and individual training sessions help build strength and improve balance and range of motion.
Bringing it all together
Enhanced Retirement Living communities enable seniors to age independently while maintaining their social networks and remaining engaged in their local communities.
With services like maintenance and housekeeping, residents have more free time to maintain the lifestyle they are accustomed to. Access to technology, continuing education, and volunteer opportunities help keep their minds sharp and engaged in the world around them. These communities are designed with a multitude of common areas for residents to entertain friends and family and enjoy time with new friends and neighbors.
Whether you’re interested in learning about Enhanced Retirement Living at Fellowship Square Surprise, for yourself or a loved one, our senior living experts are ready to help. Give us a call at 623-900-1077. If you prefer, send us an email at Surprise@fellowshipsquareseniorliving.org, and we will be happy to provide more information!