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10 Benefits to Independent Living for Seniors

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 2, 2019 10:37:41 AM


Are you wondering if a senior independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle?

Once you're ready to downsize, you may find your choices overwhelming. But to make the decision easier, consider what perks independent living has to offer.

Here are the 10 benefits to independent living for seniors.


Related: Compare independent living vs. assisted living or read our guide on How to Choose a Retirement Home.

10 Benefits to Independent Living for Seniors

1. Maintenance Free

Senior independent living means no more home maintenance. Unlike a condo where you're responsible for interior repairs, an independent community maintains both the exterior and interior of your home, so it's truly maintenance free.

2. All-inclusive

When you move to a senior independent living community, you can say goodbye to household bills. Taxes, utilities, and even cable are included in your monthly fee as well as weekly housekeeping, dinner, and all campus events and amenities. All you pay is your electric and phone, so it's very affordable.

3. Security

At Daystar Retirement Community your security is important to us. You'll find the front entry protected by 24-hour surveillance cameras and plenty of well-lit parking for both you and your guests.

4. Staff

Well-trained staff is always available. From the dining rooms to housekeeping and everywhere in between, you'll find courteous help whenever you need it. Daystar also has a barbershop onsite as well as a beauty salon that includes manicures and pedicures in their full line of services! Get to know our team.

5. Safety

While you'll be living independently you'll still enjoy all the safety features Daystar has to offer. Handrails in the bath, an emergency call and sprinkler system in your apartment, and unobtrusive wellness checks every day are just a few of the ways Daystar looks out for you.

6. Privacy

Senior independent living is just that, so you'll have all the privacy you want. With a complete kitchen and private balcony you can have as much quiet time as you wish. There's even a washer and dryer in your apartment so you won't have to worry about going out to do laundry!

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7. Socialization

While we all love our privacy, we know a social life is important, too. At Daystar there's always something happening, from scheduled games to book clubs to religious services. There are also several day rooms, recreation rooms, and parlors so you can have your friends over to visit whenever you wish. With five intimate dining rooms to choose from, you can enjoy fresh company at every meal if you choose.

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8. Activities

There's plenty to choose from if you're looking for an activity to enjoy. From classes to crafts to cultural programs, you're sure to fill your personal schedule every day of the week. Regular trips to local attractions are featured every month, and transportation is included!

9. Physical Fitness

We all know senior fitness & exercise is the key to a healthy lifestyle and at Daystar you can choose from a wide variety of physical fitness regimes. Tai chi, yoga, walking clubs, and exercise classes are just a few of the ways you can stay fit when you live at Daystar Retirement Village.

10. Nutrition

Dinner is on us because it's one of the amenities at Daystar. You'll be able to choose from a wide variety of freshly prepared healthy foods, and special dietary needs are taken care of, too. Check out a sample menu. All foods are prepared with a minimum of salt and there are always sugar-free desserts when you're finished with your meal!

Read about a recent survey confirming the benefits to Retirement Community Living.

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If you think independent living is right for you, you’re not alone! Follow in the footsteps of many other happy Seattle seniors. See our availability and view our floor plans before you visit to be sure our living spaces are right for your lifestyle.


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