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Should I Move to a Senior Living Community?

It’s not always about fixing things around the house, tending to the garden or keeping track of medication. Sure, maintaining your home and taking care of yourself can become more difficult as you age, but socializing can also become more challenging. If you’re looking for a few new friends or want to live around people who are closer in age, then a senior living community can help with those things, too.

At a senior living community, you choose when you want to garden or tidy up the kitchen. So, when your back isn’t cooperating, there are people who can help you out. Moving to a senior living community is about continuing to live your life how you want and doing what  you want to do after retirement.

What is a Senior Living Community?

You might be wondering, “What’s the difference between a senior living community and a nursing home?” Well, there’s a lot! Nursing homes provide valuable services to those in need, but if you’re still active and want to remain independent, then a senior living community is going to be a better fit for your lifestyle.

You do what you want to do at a senior living community. You aren’t forced to eat the same meal every night or limited to playing cards in a cafeteria for entertainment. Each month, the calendar will be filled with new social events, fun activities and fitness opportunities. When you sign a lease at Melrose Meadows, it’s more like moving into the best apartment ever – you can even bring a pet!

Senior Living Communities are Affordable

Considering all of the wonderful benefits that a senior living community can offer, you might assume that the cost will be astronomical. But moving to a senior living community is just as much a financial decision as it is a lifestyle decision. At Melrose Meadows, Independent Living rent includes breakfast and dinner, twice-monthly housekeeping, all utilities and transportation.

If you want a little more help with things, then you can opt for assisted living rather than independent living. That means you’ll still live in your own space and do what you want to do, but also receive help with daily activities like bathing and dressing or medication management, all in a vibrant social setting.

Choosing the Right Senior Living Community

Once you’ve decided that moving to a senior living community is right for you, then it’s time to find the right senior living community. There’s no better way to experience different senior living communities than a tour! You’ll get to meet the staff as well as some of the residents and check out the amenities.

Are you or a loved one exploring senior and assisted living communities? Melrose Meadows is a certified assisted and independent living community in Iowa City, Iowa. We provide an independent, secure lifestyle for our residents in a vibrant, all-inclusive setting. Schedule a tour today to see if Melrose Meadows is a good fit for your future.

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