The old saying goes that “all good things come to those who wait.” However, why should you wait for some things – like a move to senior living? Lynda Marino, Marketing Director for Canterbury Woods Williamsville, says that a spectacular senior lifestyle isn’t necessarily something you should wait for.
“Many of our residents tell us that they wish they’d moved to our community sooner than they did,” she explains. “The idea that senior living is for older people is completely outdated. These days, active, older adults want to experience life to the fullest, and when they chose to move into senior living while they’re still active, healthy and independent, there are no downsides – only upsides.”
Lynda says that these “younger” seniors get the best of both worlds: the freedom to enjoy everything that retirement and the community has to offer now, while also having peace of mind knowing that they can more safely age in place and not have to move again if their health needs change.
“We know that many seniors may want to wait to move into senior living when it’s technically necessary, but this can cause logistical issues – plus add a lot of stress on to the transition,” she says. “I try to encourage future residents to plan their move well before it’s necessary, because being proactive will greatly assist them now and in the future. After all, it’s never too early to move into senior living.”
Lynda says that moving to a community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville is beneficial, even if you’re still active, healthy and independent. “Senior living today is not your grandma’s senior living,” she says. “The Baby Boomers have totally reinvented the golden years and are turning the industry on its head in a good way. Today’s retirees are demanding so much more out of their senior years, and I’m happy to say that we’re doing everything possible to rise to the occasion!”
Why Move Now?
Maybe you’re deep into your research for the perfect senior living community. Or maybe you’ve only just started to consider what you’d like. Either way, it’s important to know what you have to gain from transitioning into senior living early. Here are just a few of the benefits of moving “early” to a community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville:
You get to prepare on your terms. “Choice” is the name of the game for senior living and starting to plan your move early gives you all the choice and control in the matter. Waiting until an incident requires you to move into senior living can limit your choices and make the whole thing a lot more stressful. But if you start now, while you’re active and healthy and know what you want out of your retirement, you’re able to do your research and truly discover a community that is a perfect fit. You also get to set the timeline of your move, which means you can make it a lot less stressful and more beneficial to you. Think about out – you have as much time as you need to organize your personal items, prepare a move, tour communities and plan your future … all on your own terms.
You get to benefit from and enjoy the community longer. Senior living communities like Canterbury Woods Williamsville have so many amenities, services and perks that allow residents to enjoy a fulfilling, happy and interesting lifestyle. So why not take advantage of all these benefits when you’re young enough and healthy enough to enjoy them to the fullest? Moving early in your golden years gives you more bang for your buck, in a sense. You’re able to truly get to know your community and even have an opportunity to shape its direction. Then, as you get older, you can age in place in a home that truly feels like “home.”
It makes traveling easy. Many seniors have travel plans once they retire, whether it’s visiting far-off friends and family or going to that destination that you never were able to while you were working. However, traveling when you live on your own in your own home can be a worry and a lot of work. Instead of having to hire a house-sitter, dealing with maintenance while you’re gone and all those other little annoyances, senior living lets you pretty much pick up and go, worry-free. All the regular maintenance is already taken care of, and having security features on site means that you can rest easy knowing that your home and your possessions will be well taken care of in your absence.
It lets you focus on the things that matter, like your relationships. Moving into senior living while you’re younger gives you more time and energy to devote to the people you love. Spending time with family is less stressful when you don’t have to worry about keeping a house clean or cooking meals. All the free time you have from giving up chores and duties means you can channel that effort and energy into cultivating relationships old and new.
You’re able to design your best lifestyle. Moving into senior living gives you more than just a great place to live. You also gain the ability to design each day as you choose – whether you’re trading in your old duties for a life of relaxation or you’re using the amenities and services at your disposal to write a new, exciting chapter of your life. At Canterbury Woods Williamsville, we take care of all the daily needs, so all you have to decide is what you want and desire – not what you have to do.
You allow yourself the best chance to age well. Communities like Canterbury Woods Williamsville make it easy for residents to enjoy a wellness-focused lifestyle so they can age well now and in the future. Meals are prepared to provide optimal nutrition (and deliciousness), while on-site fitness centers and classes promote opportunities for greater health. Lifelong learning opportunities give seniors the chance to learn new skills or work on old favorites, which helps keep minds supple and curiosity strong. All these things combine to promote longevity and a happier, healthier lifestyle.
You give yourself and your family peace of mind. Choosing a community like Canterbury Woods Williamsville means that you’re making a solid investment for your future. Even though you’re healthy and active now, you can rest easy, knowing that your needs will be cared for no matter how your health may change in the future. Guaranteeing resources like assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and even memory care means that you and your family don’t have to worry what will happen if these things come to pass – you’ll be able to remain in a home and a place you know and love.
Find Your Fulfillment
Canterbury Woods Williamsville is a Continuing Care Retirement Community like you’ve never seen. Canterbury Woods Williamsville is not only the perfect location for rest and relaxation, thanks to 62 tranquil acres, but there’s also easy access to Buffalo’s urban location. Offering the highest quality independent living lifestyle and security, you’ll be part of a welcoming community consisting of both friends and neighbors while experiencing gracious living, first-class health care and the freedom to create the lifestyle you desire.
Continuum of Care
As a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Canterbury Woods Communities provide a comfortable environment and first-rate services to support every level of need. Assisted living apartments allow Williamsville residents to benefit from additional support while maintaining their independent lifestyle. If skilled nursing, rehabilitation or memory care is ever needed, residents can experience the support they require. They can also enjoy all this and more at our sister community in Buffalo.
Contact us today to discover more about Canterbury Woods Williamsville! (716) 427-6928