Moving to an Assisted Living community is typically a big step in the lives of a senior. Many seniors do not want to give up their independence and they feel like moving to any type of senior community will rob them of that. This feeling is especially strong for those people who have lived in their homes for many years.
However, in many ways moving to an assisted living community gives seniors a greater sense of independence. With such a move, they are no longer responsible for many of those maintenance tasks that are so vital to ensuring that a home is well kept. These tasks are ones such as the yard work, the upkeep required to keep the exterior of the home looking good, such as painting or pressure washing the vinyl siding, and cleaning the gutters. Tasks like these are often increasingly difficult as a person ages due to their limited mobility.
It is also this limited mobility that tends to make it more difficult for seniors to get out and socialize as they used to. Many seniors are tired out by the effort it takes to walk long distances so sight seeing and other activities of that nature are often difficult. Living in a community such as Orchard Crest Retirement Community affords seniors the ability to have a wonderful social life on their own terms.
With the activities calendar that communities such as this often have, seniors are able to have a range of different choices. There are often game nights, outside entertainment, movie nights and catered luncheons that allow seniors to socialize easily with their friends, right there at the home. The beauty of such entertainment is that seniors only have to travel from their own homes to the main building in order to participate.
Other activities are ones that are put together by the activities director of the senior living facility and involve traveling to area attractions. These activities can also involve day trips via bus to attractions that are a bit further away. In any case, almost all of these activities are geared for people of different levels of mobility.