One of the most important decisions for old adults nearing retirement is where to live. Cottages have become an increasingly popular choice because they provide retirees with the best of both worlds: access to medical care and social interaction without sacrificing independence.
Independence And Privacy
In cottage communities, each resident has a private room with a bathroom and kitchenette.
For seniors who want or need extra help or assistance, independent retirement community cottage living allows caregivers to visit them in their homes rather than having residents travel to another location for care.
For example, if a woman has an ankle injury and needs physical therapy tailored to her specific needs to regain mobility, it can be provided on-site at her cottage. This helps the woman maintain her dignity and independence while she recovers from an injury without needing to move into a different living space.
Retirement community cottage living offers you the freedom to live your life the way you want. You can move around freely and quickly, choosing your social activities without concern for distance or mobility issues. Cottage residents also tend to be able to get more involved with their communities, as they don’t have to worry about transportation.
In retirement village community cottages, staff members usually provide meals so that residents don’t have to worry about food preparation or cleanup if they don’t want it.
The list of maintenance-free living is long: no lawn to mow, no snow to shovel, and no home repairs.
- You’ll never have to do your dishes or laundry again! Put down the sponge and walk away from that sink full of dirty dishes.
- No more worrying about what to make for dinner every night.
- Vacuuming won’t be necessary anymore because you’ve freed yourself from any carpeting that needs vacuuming! It’s also one less thing for your kids to fight over when they’re bored (since we all know that happens when the vacuum gets out).
Built With Safety In Mind
Safety features and safeguards are a top priority in cottage communities, especially regarding fire safety. Residents are given emergency call systems that they can use anytime they need help, including assistance with their medications or bathing. In addition to these devices, smoke detectors are installed throughout the home and a sprinkler system in case of fire. If a resident starts feeling unsafe or notices something amiss within their home, they can press an alarm button on their emergency call system, which will notify staff immediately.
Last but certainly not least important is making sure everyone knows how to get out safely should something happen suddenly before being able to reach 911 operators on landlines phones first – this is why exit signs are placed strategically throughout common areas such as dining rooms where eating takes place daily!
Fresh Air And Natural Surroundings
Fresh air and natural surroundings are good for your health.
Our bodies need fresh air to stay healthy, so living in a cottage community is great for your overall health. The air’s purity can help improve circulation, reduce the risk of heart disease, boost energy levels and keep your skin looking younger and longer. If you’re concerned about pollution or environmental chemicals, a retirement community on its property provides an ideal solution: no cars clogging up roads or fumes polluting the air around you!
It’s also worth noting that living close to other people (in cottages) rather than far away from them (in apartment buildings) improves mental health significantly because we humans are social creatures who need connection with others; this isn’t possible without being near enough to visit regularly!
Access To On-Site Amenities
Cottage living means you can enjoy a variety of on-site amenities that are included in your monthly rent. These include:
- Swimming pools
- Library and reading room (complete with computers)
- Community room/theater for special events and screenings of movies or sporting events, as well as other educational programs.
We hope we’ve inspired you to consider a cottage lifestyle as an alternative to traditional retirement living. If you’re ready to explore the possibilities, contact us today!