Like being bored? Nah… us neither! Life in today’s senior living communities is vastly different than it was even a few decades ago – and here at Thrive, we love pushing the boundaries of what to expect! More like all-inclusive resorts than ever before, these communities have become highly desired places to spend retirement without all the responsibilities of maintaining a home – thankfully with many more opportunities to just enjoy life. Take a look at some of the top amenities that can be found in today’s senior living communities to cure your boredom!
Senior living communities of the past didn’t inspire appetites with their repetitive and dull institutional menus. Today’s senior living communities have made fine dining a top priority on their list of amenities because they know that older adults now are not willing to settle for dull in the dining room; they demand delicious and diverse choices (and we’re making sure they’re wholesome and nutritious too)! And so, senior living communities often hire trained chefs to plan and prepare menus & meals that offer choices designed to cater to the many palates of seniors, including those on special diets. Many also offer private dining rooms and gatherings for family and friends to enjoy meals together with their loved ones. At Thrive Senior Living, we offer our residents a bountiful menu every day to fit each resident’s tastes, as well as a range of dining choices – from the formal dining room to a grab-and-go option, and in some cases even our own branded coffee shop.
These days, we’re all working on our fitness – not only to stay healthy, but to feel our best! Today’s senior living communities offer a range of exceptional exercise options for residents of all abilities. For example, many have full-exercise gyms that offer equipment and programs designed for seniors of all different capabilities. Another common amenity is outdoor trails for running, walking, and just soaking in nature.
For those that prefer exercise in a group setting, senior living communities also offer regular, pre-planned classes such as yoga, meditation, and aerobics. In some areas, access to golf courses and tennis courts are offered as well. Then, there are the exercise opportunities that are also entertaining, like dance classes that offer a social connection as well. Some added fitness bonuses you can find at Thrive Senior Living are exercise options like Athlete centers and pickleball courts – just to name a few!
Residing in senior living means older adults can give up the hassles of driving and still get where they need and want to go thanks to free transportation from the communities. Whether going to a doctor’s appointment, downtown for shopping and lunch with friends, or to visit friends or family – included transportation is a great Thrive amenity many of our residents love.
Never underestimate the power of a good haircut! Life is too short to have boring hair, so one of the most desirable senior living amenities is onsite hair, nail, and barber services. Everyone wants to look their best, but when older adults are living at home, it may be difficult to keep regular appointments due to a lack of transportation or scheduling. In senior living communities, older adults can easily make and keep salon and barbershop appointments because the professionals operate right there in the community!
Whether an older adult prefers to do their own laundry or have housekeeping lend a helping hand, today’s senior living communities have options to fit their needs. In Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care, cleaning and caring for living spaces is managed by teams who know how to take care of it without sacrificing a resident’s privacy. Another option is laundry/linen services, which can relieve families from the burden of doing it themselves. For older adults, this means no need to negotiate stairs to the washer and dryer, and no heavy baskets of clothes to handle. At Thrive Senior Living, all the housekeeping services are included!
Along with exercise is staying social and senior living communities go the extra mile to provide plenty of opportunities for older adults to enjoy quality time with friends. Communities have activities directors who devise daily events that include everything from classes to lectures, hobbies, and other clubs for like-minded residents, and group functions like happy hours, movie nights, and entertainment provided by local musicians and other artists. At Thrive, these individuals are called Social Network Directors, and they along with their team ensure all residents are engaged and enjoying the community to the fullest!
Also common are outings to community activities and venues from restaurants to theatres, to festivals and fairs. Older adults can pick and choose all the things they want to do when they want to do them – and peace of mind knowing that help is close by if they should need it. Whether you’re a social butterfly or the occasional hermit, at Thrive, your calendar is as full as you want it to be; contact your nearest community for more details.
As many older adults know, aging brings with it the need for better safety and security, at home and when out-and-about. This can be difficult and often costly when living at home, but in a senior living community – it’s just part of the total package! Senior living communities have systems and teams in place to provide for each resident’s personal safety 24/7/365. This includes alert systems for residents and even additional security measures in Memory Care.
Life at Thrive Senior Living is an amazing experience thanks to wonderful team members and great amenities. To find out more about Thrive Senior Living, contact us today!