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Making a Home in Senior Living

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Think back to when you bought your first house. It might have been a gut feeling or a calculated decision — or a bit of both — but you knew it was going to be home. That’s the same feeling you will get when it’s time to choose a senior living community.

Whether you’re 27 or 72, your home is a reflection of who you are. It’s the place where you spend the majority of your time and It’s the space where you can truly unwind and relax.

At Meadow Lakes, a Springpoint senior living community, there are numerous floor plans available, including one- and two-bedroom apartment homes and cottages. These floor plans are designed to suit your unique needs while still feeling like home. 

Senior Living Checklist

Moving is a big decision with a lot of factors to consider. Here are three points to be mindful of when considering senior living: 

  • Lifestyle: Make sure the floor plan meets your definition of comfortable. Is the kitchen big enough to accommodate your passion for baking? Is outdoor space important to you? What amenities and services are nearby? 
  • Space: If you’re downsizing from a large home, it’s inevitable that you won’t be able to bring all of your belongings. But you’ll want to make sure there’s enough room for the items that are truly important to you. With Springpoint’s Move Ahead program, our experts make this process seamless!
  • Budget: Budgeting may seem like a daunting task, but it’s a critical part of the moving process. Be sure to think about costs when moving into senior living. At Meadow Lakes, our expert sales counselors are available to assist you in researching and evaluating your options and balancing your needs and budget.

Home Sweet Home

Once you’ve found the right home, there’s still the matter of moving in and adjusting.

It’s useful to draw on past experiences and take advantage of the wisdom you’ve accumulated over the years. Think back to the first time you lived on your own. Most likely, there were three things you did that helped you settle in.

The first was making it feel like home. You might have brought a few of your favorite photos or a quilt your mother made you, making you feel comfortable and at home.

The second thing you likely did was make new friends and become a part of your community. It’s easy to do in senior living communities where there’s always something social going on. At Meadow Lakes, for example, an average day on the monthly activities calendar lists more than a dozen things to do ranging from morning stretching to evening concerts. 

The final element of establishing a new home is to develop a routine. If variety is the spice of life, routines are the bread and butter. They often happen organically after a bit of trial and error and, once they do, life becomes that much better. Imagine strolling to the cafe to enjoy a morning coffee while catching up on the news then heading to your master gardening group where you work to make Meadow Lakes 103 tree-filled acres even more beautiful. Afternoons might be spent reading a book on your private patio or at the indoor or outdoor pool, followed by dinner with friends.

The point is that a house is made of wood, brick, or stone, but a home is built on relationships, community, and shared memories.

Meadow Lakes Active Senior Living Community

As a resident of Meadow Lakes, you’ll enjoy maintenance-free, spacious independent living apartments or cottages with all the amenities. In addition to your private living space, you’ll have the added bonus of plenty of communal space and amenities. Think of it as an extension of your own apartment — you’re able to simply walk down the hall to participate in a quilting group, listen to a renowned author, or stroll along wooded trails to watch swans glide on sparkling lakes. And you get to do the things you enjoy with neighbors who become friends. Contact us today to schedule a tour to experience everything that Meadow Lakes has to offer. In the meantime, download our free “Choosing the Right Floor Plan” guide, Choosing the Right Floor Plan at Springpoint, to find even more information on considerations to make when choosing your new home.

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