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Four Benefits of Moving to a Retirement Community

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the population of Canadian seniors is expected to grow by 68 percent over the next two decades.

As this age group starts planning for retirement, they'll be faced with some important decisions, especially regarding where to live.

Whether you're just starting to plan for life after retirement, or you're already retired and looking to move, a retirement community can be the perfect place to spend the next chapter of your life.

Keep reading to learn about some of the most exciting benefits of moving into a retirement community.

#1: You Can Improve Your Healthy Lifestyle

As we all get older, it's important to focus on staying healthy and active. After all, the average person can expect to live another 20 years after turning 65. Moving into a retirement community can help you stay healthy with activities designed specifically for you.

Whether you want to take a fitness class from a certified instructor, make use of the outdoor walking paths, using fitness equipment, or simply take an evening stroll through the beautiful neighborhood, there are plenty of ways to keep your mind and body active when living in a retirement community.


#2: You Can Develop and Maintain Meaningful Relationships

There's a reason the phrase "retirement community" includes the word "community." It's because once you move in, you'll develop meaningful friendships that will foster a sense of belonging from the very beginning.

Here at Chinook Village, we offer programs aimed at building an inclusive environment that connects seniors to students and children within the community, like our Adopt-a-Grandparent program, our pen pal project, and our Cyber Seniors mentorship program.

We also hold hobby-based classes and Bible studies. This allows you to meet with like-minded people and form new relationships in an easy and comfortable setting.


#3: You'll Have Dedicated Attention and Care

One of the most appealing aspects of moving into a retirement community is that you can live independently while having dedicated care when needed.

As your needs change, your care levels can evolve with you. For example, you may decide you no longer have the desire to keep up with day-to-day tasks like housekeeping and laundry. After all, there are too many other exciting things to do!

In that case, you can choose our Supportive Living lifestyle, and we'll take care of it all for you.


#4: You'll Have Amenities Close By

Moving into a retirement community like Chinook Village means that there's no shortage of amenities for seniors at your disposal.

If you're in need of some entertainment, you might enjoy playing a game of pool or a round of cribbage. On the other hand, if you just want to relax, you can gaze at the beautiful flowers in our atrium and skywalk.

If you're planning a special event like a birthday or anniversary party, you can host your friends and family in one of our many lounges.

When you choose to enjoy life in a retirement community, all of these amenities and more are in one place, just for you.


Is a Retirement Community the Right Choice for You?

Now that you know some of the benefits of living in a retirement community, do you think it's the right option for your needs? One of the best ways to find out is to visit a community and see for yourself. We'd love for you to contact our team and schedule a time to visit Chinook Village. It could be the perfect place for you to spend your post-retirement years!