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When to Start Planning A Move to a Senior Living Community

Are you bogged down by house maintenance or a family home that once served you well but is now too big? Are you ready for a more carefree lifestyle that allows you to travel and spend more time with friends and family? If you haven’t begun planning a move to a senior living community, now is a perfect time to begin the process.

Is it Time to Move to a Senior Living Community?

Everyone’s circumstances are different, but ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes to more than one, now is likely a good time to start exploring options in senior living. 

  • Do you have rooms and/or closets in your house you no longer use?
  • Are you bogged down by home maintenance chores like mowing the lawn, snow blowing, fixing issues in the house?
  • Are you looking for an active community with social opportunities?
  • Are you looking for spaces specifically designed with older adults in mind?
  • Do you want to have a plan in place should your health needs change unexpectedly?
  • Are you looking for financial security and peace of mind?
  • Are you ready for new adventures?

Reasons to Make the Move to a Senior Living Community:

Making a move to a Senior Living Community like Clark can be the beginning of a new and exciting adventure. Following are a handful of reasons to start planning your move:

Maintenance Free Living

First and foremost, a move to a senior living community means saying goodbye to all that comes with home maintenance! No more mowing your lawn, shoveling the driveway or dealing with all the day-to-day maintenance that comes with home ownership. When you move to a senior living community like Clark, you can spend your time doing what you love whether that’s a hobby, travel or socializing. Simply leave the maintenance to Clark.

Perks of a Life Plan Community

When you begin exploring senior living options, consider a Life Plan Community like Clark. A Life Plan Community, formerly called a Continuing Care Community is a community with the added promise of lifetime housing for residents. This allows you to “age in place” no matter what happens next. As a Clark resident, you will always have a home in our community, even if your financial resources are depleted through longevity or illness. Think of it as having peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Should your needs change, you can rest assured you’ll receive the quality care and support that you need. Following are just a few of the perks of a Life Plan Community:

  • Financial security
  • Full continuum of care on-site
  • Wide range of housing options (luxury apartments, townhomes, etc)
  • Wide range of services and amenities
  • Active lifestyle
  • World-class amenities
  • Peace of mind

Multiple Levels of Care 

No one likes to think about it, but an important consideration is what happens if your health deteriorates unexpectedly? Having a plan in place, now, while you’re healthy and active is critical. A Life Plan Community puts that plan in place through a full continuum of care available to all of our residents. At Clark, we have independent living, assisted living, memory care, respite care, skilled nursing and hospice care all onsite within our community. This means, even if your health needs change unexpectedly, you can stay in the same community with the staff and friends you already know. It also means loved ones won’t have to scramble to figure out your living situation and care needs if a health issue, such as a fall or sudden illness, were to arise. 

Major Advantages Over Condo Ownership

As you consider your living options, you may wonder about the differences between a condominium and a senior living community. Choosing a senior living community offers major advantages over condo ownership — from the amenities to having a built-in social network to the promise of lifetime housing. It’s clear why so many older adults are choosing senior living communities for their next chapter. Learn more about the advantages of a retirement community on our blog. 

An Active, Vibrant Community

Clark’s vibrant community and active lifestyle allows you to fully enjoy life. Our independent living residences span from spacious towne homes to cozy and luxury apartments with a wide selection of amenities that make life convenient. Our life enrichment opportunities and active social calendar can expand your community and bring joy, relaxation, and adventure to your life.

Our newest community at Keller Lake features luxury, independent-living apartment homes for active adults 62+. The contemporary apartment homes offer spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. Keller Lake’s town-square model is bustling with activity as residents enjoy outdoor gatherings at the Piazza, contemporary and fine dining, a fully equipped wellness center, walking trails and more!

Talk with a Senior Living Advisor

Are you ready to design the next stage of your life? Talk with one of our Senior Living Advisors at 616-278-6520 or or fill out the form below to learn more about our vibrant community and all that Clark has to offer.

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