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The Benefits of Independent Senior Living

The goal of retirement is to step away from actively working while maintaining your lifestyle. To be able to use your time to enjoy hobbies, visit with friends and family, or simply to relax. However, if you are a homeowner, you may find that you are spending more of your time mowing the lawn, fixing the sink, or trying to uphold the value of your house.

Despite this, some may prefer to enjoy their retirement at home, and that’s perfectly fine! But, for those retirees who are self-sufficient and are looking for additional benefits, an independent senior living community could be the answer.

Independent living is housing designed exclusively for older adults, typically those aged 55 and over. Housing can vary from apartments, villas, or freestanding houses.

If you’re curious about independent senior living and its benefits and perks, Franklin Park® Senior Living is here to help! With retirement communities in San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding areas, we know senior living and how it can help you get the most out of your retirement!

Worry-Free Living

Homeownership is great, but as we mentioned above, it also comes with certain responsibilities and, at times, unique obstacles. Whether it’s the age of the home or just normal wear-and-tear, unexpected repairs and costs can arise.

Independent senior living communities, like Franklin Park® Senior Living, take these concerns away from residents!

Moving to an independent living community means you no longer have to worry about the practicalities of housing like maintenance or landscaping. Moreover, independent living communities typically incorporate monthly fees into a single rent payment, so you no longer have to worry about paying separate bills for housing, utilities, WiFi, etc.

Beyond housing, Franklin Park® Senior Living’s monthly rent includes transportation services, access to our health and fitness center, utilities, security features, as well as educational, spiritual, and social activities and events that frequently take place within our communities.

Fitness & Active Living

Maintaining an active lifestyle is always essential to our health. Most independent senior living communities place physical activity in high regard and offer activities, classes, and events to keep residents engaged and moving. Whatever your ability level, exercise can have many benefits, including lessening the effects of depressionimproving our healing process, and even improving our cognitive function.

Franklin Park® Senior Living understands the value of remaining active during our retirement years. Our residents can pursue an independent fitness program at their own pace using treadmills, recumbent bikes, and free weights. Our fitness centers make it easy to maintain or improve an active lifestyle!

Socialization Opportunities

Socialization is a core component of living a healthy life that is sometimes undervalued or underappreciated. According to recent studies, socialization boosts our mental health and reduces our chances of developing dementia. An article published in 2013 outlined a six-year study on social interaction and dementia. The research involved monitoring over 500 participants aged 65 or older who were free of dementia at the beginning of the study. The results of this study found that those with higher levels of social interaction were less likely to develop dementia.

For Franklin Park® Senior Living, staying socially active is just as important as staying physically active. Each of our retirement communities offers a monthly calendar of events and activities that promote socialization between residents and staff. Retirement is the perfect time to experience new things and meet new people, and an independent senior living community can help you do this.

Convenient, Upscale Amenities

As time goes on, the senior demographic continues to change what it means to “retire.” Today’s independent living retirees want to enjoy upscale amenities, delicious and exciting dining options, and have access to services they wouldn’t be afforded at home.

Franklin Park® Senior Living is listening! Our communities offer elegant dining areas that serve meals that delight the palate and the senses of each resident. As well as on-site shopping, salon & barbershop, theatre room, golf, and transportation services so residents can experience everything that San Antonio has to offer.

Franklin Park® Senior Living communities are dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of those who live within our communities. We invite you to schedule a tour of one of our communities throughout Texas to see if independent living is the right move for you!