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Perks of a Retirement Community Before Retiring

An elderly man gazes lovingly at the elderly woman his arm is around.

If life has taught you anything, it’s that your age is only a number and retirement is just a suggestion. But what if you want to spend more time on your interests and less on the maintenance and upkeep of a house that may be too big for your needs? If that sounds like something you’re looking for, then maybe it’s time to consider an independent living community like Grace Ridge.

If you’re thinking, “Independent living? Me? Isn’t that for retired people?” Just remember, you’re the one who makes the rules and a senior living community could be just what you need to live a more active and fulfilling life. Here are some reasons you might want to consider making a move:

Senior Living Is More Than a Retirement Community

If you haven’t been to a senior living community since you visited your grandparents or parents decades ago, you may be surprised to see how much they’ve changed. Today, many communities offer independent living apartments or cottages featuring contemporary designs and features. Other benefits include:

More of what you enjoy. Less of what you don’t:

You’ll never have to rake leaves, shovel snow, mow, paint or do other odd jobs around the house again. We’ll take care of all indoor and outdoor maintenance so you can focus more on what you love.

Room for furry friends:

One reason you may want to stay in your house is for your pet. But at Grace Ridge, pets are welcome and are sure to enjoy life here as much as you do.

See the world:

If you live alone, it can be hard to leave your home for an extended period of time. What if something happens to it while you’re away? We have on-site security so you can lock and leave without worry.

Senior living amenities: How do you like to spend your free time?

Here are some common amenities and shared spaces that you’ll find at our community:

  • Complimentary membership at Phifer Wellness Center, a 26,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center with heated indoor swimming pool, yoga, racquetball courts, personal trainers and cardio-fitness
  • Complimentary membership at Mimosa Hills Golf
  • Country Club with full access to golf, tennis, swimming and dining
  • Exercise spaces and fitness equipment
  • State-of-the-art-movie theater
  • 24/7 library with paperbacks, hardbacks, audio recordings and DVDs
  • Card rooms for bridge clubs and impromptu games
  • Sewing room
  • Game and billiards room
  • Multipurpose room for arts and crafts

Support for your healthy lifestyle:

Moving to an active senior living community can help support your holistic well-being — including emotional health and physical wellness — with clubs, on-campus programs, spiritual fellowship, volunteer opportunities and more.

No more cooking:

Some people love to cook. But if you’re tired of the hassle of meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning up, moving into senior living gives you access to chef-prepared dining options that are just a short walk away.

Friends and neighbors:

Being more social is one of the top reasons for moving into independent living. With a calendar full of events, you can pick and choose how you spend your free time. Join a music group, book club or take a new fitness class. There are even daytime outings like fall driving tours and winery trips, and overnight activities. Or you can visit area attractions with family and friends.

Feel safe and secure:

Even if you’re active and healthy, accidents can happen. If you live by yourself and have a fall or injury what would you do? Senior housing has emergency pull cords and unobtrusive ways to do regular wellness checks.

Senior Living Your Way

Our location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Morganton, NC, means residents have plenty of opportunities to enjoy sightseeing, dining, wineries and breweries, area attractions, shopping, arts and culture, and other outdoor recreation activities. Plus, we are just an hour’s drive from Asheville and Charlotte. To learn more about the benefits of Grace Ridge for your active lifestyle, contact us here.