4 Things to Consider When Searching for a Senior Living Community

Moving to a new place takes a lot of work and consideration, regardless of your stage of life. When you moved out of your parent’s house, you likely wanted to move somewhere that fits your budget. When buying your first house, you might have looked for things like a good school district and a big yard. As you get older, you might set your sights on a retirement living community and find yourself asking, “what am I looking for?”

Community living after retirement offers so many opportunities and benefits, more than you may have realized. However, with all the options available, it can be overwhelming to know exactly what you need and want. 

At Uplands Village, we’ve created a senior living community unlike any other. Our sprawling campus is home to a wide variety of individuals and couples who live with purpose while enjoying amenities, activities, connection, and, if needed, care. We know that finding the right retirement living community can be challenging, so we’re taking a look at some of the most important things to look for while searching for your new home. 

1. Lifestyles & Services Available

The most important thing to look for at any community is what care options are available. For example, if you are an active adult looking for a vibrant retirement lifestyle, you want to ensure they have independent living options. On the other hand, if you require a little more care and support, you would want to find somewhere with assisted living services.

As a Life Plan Community, Uplands Village provides a full continuum of care and lifestyle options so that, even if their needs change, residents can stay in our community where they are known and familiar. 

2. Additional Amenities 

In addition to the care offered, you want to look at what other amenities, services, and facilities are available. Like apartment or house hunting, you may have a few things that are priorities to you and others that, while would be a nice inclusion, are not necessary. 

For example, if you want your retirement to involve less cooking, it’s probably a priority to choose a senior living community that offers daily dining services. On the other hand, if you love cooking, you may look for somewhere with apartments or living spaces featuring full kitchens. Other amenities you might base your decision on include a pool or fitness center, barbershops, housekeeping or laundry services, on-site health clinics, or transportation services. 

Uplands Village offers many amenities for our residents to enjoy, such as wood shops and pottery studios, lakes and trails, customized wellness programs, and so much more!

3. Community Atmosphere and Involvement

As much as the lifestyle options may match your needs and the amenities may match your preferences, another essential aspect of finding the right community is fitting in with the culture and other residents. If you’re an active and involved person, you’ll want to find a community that offers many chances for engagement and connection, whether it’s clubs, classes, or volunteer opportunities. 

At Uplands Village, we pride ourselves on being a community full of talented and passionate individuals. Here, advocacy and volunteerism are vital to our way of life, and we welcome all who share the same ideals!

4. Location, Location, Location

From a more logistical standpoint, location is a key factor in choosing a retirement living community. You might have friends, family, or even a job that you want to stay close to, or you might be looking for a completely new area where you’ve always wanted to live. There could also be location-based factors that influence your decision as well, such as proximity to airports, restaurants, or hospitals. 

Choosing the Best Fit 

Ultimately, choosing the right senior living community comes down to:

  • Can you picture yourself living happily there? 
  • Can you imagine yourself drinking coffee on your patio, learning how to do group yoga, and making new friends and memories? 

If you can, it could be the community for you! But, in the end, wherever you choose will be your new home, so it’s vital that you feel welcome, comfortable, and loved. 

If you’re on the search for a new home for the next chapter of your life and have questions about where to start, we invite you to contact Uplands Village! Our 500-acre retirement living community is located in the heart of Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, and we are always happy to help individuals looking for a new home. Contact us on our website today