5 Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community in Upstate NY

Oftentimes, seniors who decide to move to a retirement community after living at home for years may have difficulty accepting and embracing the change. Many of us crave the comfort that comes with the familiarity of having a routine. For some seniors, who move into a retirement community, the fear of the unknown can prevent them from experiencing all the benefits of living in a retirement community.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the benefits seniors can experience when living in a retirement community, such as the Eddy, with locations throughout Upstate New York’s Capital Region.

1. There are a variety of activities and social events.

At the Eddy, residents of our retirement communities have so many great opportunities for activities and events. Many of our seniors enjoy a very active lifestyle and participate in events such as exercise classes, group outings, games, and clubs. With our close proximity to areas such as Saratoga Springs, Albany and Lake George, there are so many things for seniors to do and see in the surrounding area.

2. No cooking, housework or property maintenance necessary!

Homeownership means chores like mowing the lawn, cleaning the bathroom, shoveling snow, and the list goes on and on. At a retirement community, you won’t have to worry about any of these tasks anymore! All of these taxing chores can be taken care of for you, allowing you more time to enjoy the activities you love to do.

3. Opportunities to meet new people and make new friends easily.

Making new friends can be difficult when you reach a certain age, because you don’t have things like school or work where you can meet new people who are similar to you. When you move into an independent living community, however, you become a part of a welcoming community of seniors, where it’s easier to meet new people and find others who share similar interests.

4. Healthy living is accessible.

As we age, it becomes more and more important to take care of our body and stay in good health. Many retirement communities offer services that make it easy to embrace a healthy lifestyle. At the various Eddy retirement communities, we strive to make healthy living a main focus and are dedicated to serving our residents’ health and wellness needs. From healthy diet options to exercise classes, living a healthy lifestyle in our retirement communities is accessible, easy and fun!

5. Security services available.

Living on your own as you age can be stressful, especially if you have pressing health concerns or medical conditions. At the Eddy retirement communities, our security services include 24 hour security guards, camera monitoring, locked exterior doors and more. In addition, our reliable staff members will help provide peace of mind, knowing you are safe and secure as you become accustomed to your new surroundings.

If you’re seeking a retirement community in New York, consider Eddy Senior Living. With retirement communities located in Troy, Slingerlands, Niskayuna, Queensbury and East Greenbush, Eddy has convenient locations throughout the Albany/Capital Region of New York State. Contact us today to speak with a senior living specialist about our many senior living options and to schedule your tour of our communities!