When it comes to enjoying the fruits of a fulfilling retirement lifestyle, you’ll most likely discover that continuing care retirement communities (i.e. life-plan communities) offer amenities and services that are not usually found in other senior living options, such as 55+ communities. That’s one important reason CCRCs are popular; they provide a perfect setting for living your best life while focusing on your mind, body and spirit.
Your home should be all about comfort, and in a modern CCRC, it is all that and more. In most CCRCs, a variety of floor plans are available for you choose the one that best suits your lifestyle. Carroll Lutheran Village offers 24 floor plans that include apartments homes.
Each floor plan is thoughtfully designed to be a respite of relaxation and easy living, featuring the important details you would expect in upscale living. For example, a fully appointed kitchen, arranged for ease of use and featuring desired finishes. A balcony or patio for you to enjoy your morning coffee and surroundings. Other features might include a washer and dryer in your residence, and extra nearby storage.
The goal is to create a space that is uniquely yours; a pleasure to come home to after a well-spent day greeting friends, exploring the neighborhood, or enjoying a meal and conversation.
It’s like living in a resort … that’s how many residents describe the CCRC lifestyle. With no more to-do lists involving home maintenance or chores, now it’s all about savoring life at your own pace. Exceptional amenities and social gathering spots in a CCRC make it easy to mingle and socialize with friends and family, as well as discover a new or pursue a favorite hobby.
CCRCs, including CLV, are know to offer the following recreation activities:
You might just think you’re on vacation because you really are.
Don’t forget the dining, one of the most delicious and convenient amenities of a CCRC. You’ll most likely have a choice of dining options, from formal to casual to grab ‘n go. CLV offers five including a Pub where drinks can be enjoyed with friends over lite fare. Chef-prepared menus feature a range of options, often inspired by local ingredients and always prepared with both nutrition and taste in mind. For special occasions with family and friends, the private dining room is the perfect choice.
Today’s CCRCs are dedicated to healthy aging as never before, making use of leading-edge fitness programs and technology to help you stay as active, strong, and healthy as possible. You’ll have access to exercise classes, older-adult friendly strength-building equipment, balance programs and more. Depending upon their location, most CCRCs feature an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, with water exercise classes and activities. CLV’s pool is indoors, for year-round use, and uses salt water are also available. In a CCRC, you will find an impressive commitment to wellness – one that designed to help you maintain your independence for as long as you are able.
Life in a CCRC is truly one of leisure, providing more time for you to focus on you instead of dealing with home maintenance or worrying over the small things that used to turn into big headaches. You’ll enjoy services of a CCRC’s professional, cheerful team members who are ready to take care of everything for you. That means lawn care, snow shoveling, maintenance/repairs, scheduled transportation to appointments, concierge assistance, 24/7 security and more.
With all the newfound freedom you will have, you can perfect your chip shot, start that family scrapbook, learn to speak Spanish, read the classics, and meet with old friends. The days are your for you to plan. After all, it’s your retirement.
You’ve worked hard for many years. Instead of spending your retirement years with “have to” chores, spend them by having fun. With the multiple convenience services that CCRCs offer, you’ll have more time to enjoy on-site entertainment, wellness programs and restaurants, which will bring out the inner foodie in you.
Still not sure? Read our Stay or Go Guide. It will help you decide whether to age in place at home or move to a CCRC.