What’s Important for You in a Senior Living Community

There are many ways to go about choosing the right senior living community, but the best is to decide upfront which aspects are the most important to you. Maybe that means having a variety of housing options and lots of onsite amenities, or perhaps daily hands-on care and nutrition top the list. Before you make the choice take a look at some of the possibilities.

What’s important to you in a senior living community?

Modern housing: Why would you leave the comfort of a beautiful home for a cookie-cutter apartment that’s just mediocre? You wouldn’t! That’s why luxury senior living communities like Thrive Senior Living offer upscale choices designed to meet a variety of preferences. Not only do we offer different floor plans, but each is equipped with well-appointed kitchens/kitchenettes and baths, as well as accessibility and safety features that most homes simply don’t provide. Our luxury apartments are bright and airy and ready to be decorated to suit you and your preferences as described in our blog, “Decorating Tips for Your Senior Living Retirement Home.”

Companionship and fun: If retirement has taken a toll on social life and it has become hard to make new friends, a senior living community may be just the ticket. Living among people your own age makes it so easy to start new friendships but there’s more to socialization than just friends. According to our blog, “In With the In Crowd: The Benefits of Socialization for Older Adults” it’s a fact that staying social as you age has a variety of benefits including a lower risk of dementia, stroke, heart disease, and depression plus an overall improved sense of well-being.

In addition, senior living communities provide a daily calendar of fun activities and events to enjoy with friends whether you prefer working out or taking an exercise or dance class, trying you hand at fun and fulfilling arts and crafts or joining others for a card or board game, the choices are many. Take a look at what’s in store in our blog, “A Day in the Life of Older Adults in a Senior Living Community.

Download our “Senior Living Options” guide.


Compassionate care: Reaching the point in life when a little daily help would make life so much better can be difficult for you and your family, but it doesn’t have to be. Today’s top senior living communities that offer assisted living take the burden away and replace it with compassionate care when you need it. In assisted living, professional team members are experts at lending a hand without being intrusive and understand that whether you need a little or a lot of help, you always deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

At the same time, you will still enjoy all the advantages of a beautiful private apartment with the added value of increased independence free from guilt and those nagging worries about personal safety. When deciding if assisted living is the right fit, be sure to look for a senior living community that offers all the benefits outlined in our blog, “How Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life in Retirement.”

On-site services and amenities: Among the many ways that senior living communities make aging-in-place easier is the variety of on-site services and amenities provided. In addition to all the daily events and activities, you can expect services like housekeeping and linen services, clean and beautiful community spaces indoors and outdoors, and amenities like movie theaters, hair salons and barbershops, pet-friendly areas, state-of-the-art fitness centers and pickleball courts, walking trails, and free local transportation. Of course, around-the-clock security is always on duty making life better, safer and less stressful whether you are home or away. Find out more about what to expect from the best in our blog, “The Top Considerations When Choosing a Senior Living Community.”

Outstanding cuisine: If you’ve heard rumors about how horrible the food is in senior living communities, rest assured, those rumors are no longer true. Communities like Thrive Senior Living know today’s seniors won’t settle for anything less than the best and strive to deliver exactly that at every meal. At Thrive our chefs prepare each menu selection from the freshest ingredients with a range of options to suit every palate, even if you are on a special diet. You can choose from an elegant meal in the dining room complete with linens, a snack or sandwich at the café or bistro or have your meal delivered to your apartment (no tip required!). For our take on good nutrition and aging well, our blog, “Eat Well, Get Fit, Have Fun!” is a great resource.

One last option to help decide what’s important to you in a senior living community is to download our “Senior Living Options” guide, then contact us to schedule a tour of one of our beautiful communities.

Senior Living Options Guide