Posted: April 28, 2021
Community Life: What’s it Really Like?
After retirement, many people look forward to having more free time to pursue hobbies, visit with friends, and travel. The downside to this new freedom from work is that it’s often difficult to maintain a home, find someone to watch your house while you’re out of town, catch up with friends outside of work, and find easy access to activities. That is why many people ages 55 and older are looking to retirement communities to enjoy this new phase of life without the hassle of home maintenance.
As a resident of an active senior living community, so much of the work is done for you. You get to enjoy a beautiful, luxury apartment where you maintain your privacy and independence with the added bonus of full-time staff to take care of all the details.
More Freedom and Independence
Ms. Deneene Benefield moved into Bella Vita in March. Before moving to Bella Vita, Deneene lived with her daughter Shannon and before that, her son, who is in the Navy. Deneene really wanted to have her own space and her own friends which is why she moved to Bella Vita. In her free time, Deneene likes to listen to music and read with her favorite genre being a mystery. She also likes to play golf and loves animals. She hopes to get a puppy soon!
Relaxation and Time for Hobbies
Ms. Sarah Rainey also moved into Bella Vita in March. Before moving to Bella Vita, Sarah loved traveling all over the world. She saw many places but her favorite place to visit was the Taj Mahal in India. When you get the privilege to speak with Sarah, she will fascinate you with her world travel stories! Sarah also loves to read. Her favorite genre is murder mysteries. Ms. Sarah decided to move to Bella Vita after selling her condo in Aurora. She did not want to have to mess with all the maintenance that came with owning a home and just wants to relax at this time in her life.
Meet New Friends and Stay Active
Ms. Dianne Doty moved into Bella Vita in April 2021. She was living at an assisted living community with her husband up until recently when he passed away. Dianne does not require assisted living so she wanted to live in a place where she could meet friends and be more active. Dianne appreciates art and likes doing arts and crafts. She takes pride in being able to recycle greeting cards. Dianne also loves to attend Bible study to strengthen her spiritual muscle and she walks 3-5 miles a day to stay fit and healthy.
Community Life is the Best of Both Worlds
By choosing a 55+ active adult community like Bella Vita, older adults get the best of both worlds. They get to live independently while avoiding the costly upkeep and maintenance of a home. They get to have their own apartment home where they can enjoy alone time with convenient opportunities to go out and socialize with their friendly neighbors when they want to. They get to cook in their own kitchen or meet up with friends in the community cafe when they choose. Best of all, they get to continue to explore their hobbies and passions while also engaging in those of their neighbors.
Community living can make a person’s older years some of the most enriching. Living at Bella Vita, a person can develop lasting friendships, an enduring sense of belonging, and learn new skills and passions from like-minded neighbors that will bring fulfillment, joy, and immeasurable mental and physical health benefits.