Of course cost is important, and so is location. However, when considering a move to independent living, it’s essential to visit a few different places and evaluate them based on more than just those two factors.
Independent living is an investment; for some, it may even be a bit of a risk (and not just in a financial sense). As you go through the decision-making process, look for a setting that suits your personality and favors your preferences. For example, if your priority is a place where you’ll have privacy, peace and quiet, and are not concerned about an active social calendar or quick and easy access to recreational opportunities in the vicinity, you may not need to consider communities in metropolitan areas but look instead to smaller communities in a rural or suburban setting.
Take note though: just because a community offers access to activities — both within and outside its walls — does not mean you have to be a regular participant, nor does a desire for privacy mean you have to choose a smaller facility.
Independent living is aptly named because it provides just that: independent living. No matter where you choose to reside, you can be as engaged or disconnected from community life as you wish.
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