How To Know You’re Ready for Independent Living

Mar 23, 2022

Are you curious to know if you might be ready for an independent living lifestyle? Maybe you’ve been wondering about what you can gain from a move to a senior living community like The Contemporary.

We offer independent living residences in a variety of floor plans, featuring a full assortment of services and amenities in beautiful Miami. We’re Westchester’s only retirement living rental community to bring senior living to exciting heights! Our community was founded for today’s independent seniors to give them the peace of mind they deserve.

The following signs may indicate that now is a good time to join the independent living lifestyle and transition away from the family home. Keep reading to learn about the five strongest signs that you’re ready for independent living.

5 Signs It’s Time To Move into an Independent Living Community

It’s important to find a community that offers the sort of lifestyle you’re looking for. While many communities offer a full continuum of care services, The Contemporary is a retirement community where older adults can live maintenance-free with numerous activities and a rich social life.

It should be noted that these can also be signs your loved one is ready for independent living.

  1. Home maintenance has become a hassle.
    The joy of owning a home you’ve lived in and loved for many years is wonderful, but owning a home, even if the mortgage has been paid, requires a lot of hard work and a good deal of money. In addition, homeowners have to pay utilities, homeowners insurance, property taxes, and HOA fees. The amount of time and money you spend on all the things you do may surprise you. The truth is that it can be refreshing to live independently and it can be affordable too. At The Contemporary, your time is freed up to do the things you want to do, not the things you have to do.

  2. You like the idea of convenience.
    A large part of the appeal of independent living communities is the wide range of amenities and services available. If you can’t find what you are looking for on campus, you can get a ride anywhere you want with the community transportation service. Your home and yourself will be protected 24/7, so you will never need to worry about it. Getting to enjoy all the conveniences of an all-inclusive resort without ever leaving means that every day is vacation.

  3. You wish the cooking and cleaning could be handled by someone else.
    It’s always more enjoyable to have a gourmet, healthy meal when you don’t have to do the grocery shopping, plan, cook, serve or clean up. Today, dining in independent living communities has become a touchstone of upscale senior living, and some can rival the best restaurants in town. In addition, if you want to host friends or family, you can still cook in your private independent living apartment. It’s up to you whether you eat in or out.

  4. You’re ready to learn new things and have new experiences.
    When you retire, you have a chance to do something you’ve always wanted. Independent living gives you that opportunity. Independent living communities offer maintenance-free lifestyles, and in addition to providing life-enrichment programming like classes, events, and activities, they also provide access to a variety of health and wellness services.

  5. You love the idea of making new friends.
    The benefits of having friends are numerous. Having instant friendships with a large group of peers is one of the biggest reasons retirees move to independent living. Independent living gives you the opportunity to join a community of like-minded individuals who are ready to take on this new stage of life. Making friends is as easy as walking out your front door; you can be as social as you want to be.

Welcome to the New Standard in Senior Living

At The Contemporary, we offer independent living for modern seniors located in the heart of Miami’s Westchester neighborhood. Part residence, part retreat. All you. Opening early 2022.