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Why You Should Consider Making the Move to Senior Living

As an active, healthy older adult, you may have wondered, “What’s the benefit of moving into senior living right now?” After all, if you own your house and are able to do the things you enjoy, why would you move somewhere else? 

As it turns out, moving to senior living at the beginning of your golden years can be one of the best decisions of your life – and certainly one of the best decisions of your retirement. If you’ve been considering finding a new home for your life’s exciting next chapter, here are some compelling reasons why moving sooner rather than later can benefit you. 

Say goodbye to home maintenance and yard work.

You may still be able to take care of things around the house, like mowing the lawn, washing windows, cleaning the refrigerator, and changing the filters in your furnace. But do you want to keep doing that? Owning your own home may be the American Dream, but keeping it in tip-top shape can be time-consuming and tiring. 

Senior living communities offer older adults the chance to free up their spare time by providing a maintenance-free lifestyle. At Eastcastle Place, our independent living residents live in one- and two-bedroom apartments that require zero upkeep on their part. We take care of everything – even changing lightbulbs when needed. This allows our residents to spend their time doing the things they want to do – not the things they have to do.

Enrich your dining experience.

Even if you enjoy cooking for yourself, there’s nothing quite like the experience of sitting down and being served delicious, fresh meals that you didn’t have to lift a finger to prepare. That’s the type of dining experience you can look forward to enjoying at Eastcastle Place. 

Our on-site culinary team uses fresh ingredients, locally sourced produce, and their innate creativity to design ever-changing menus that delight the senses. They take pride in preparing delicious, nutritious options that accommodate different dietary needs and preferences. 

Residents can enjoy a restaurant-style, elegant experience in the formal dining room of our Gilman Restaurant, or select grab-and-go options in our bistro. Our new bar and lounge, the 1884, is perfect for grabbing a drink and socializing with friends. And, of course, our residents can always cook for themselves if they wish – every living space is appointed with a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 

he gilman and 1884 at eastcastle place

Socialize and pursue your interests. 

Senior living is a little like going to college in the sense that you find yourself among a community of like-minded people in the same stage of life as you (who are also looking to make new friends). And just like on a college campus, you have a plethora of events and activities where you can spend your free time. 

Want to take a yoga class? What about attending a guest lecture series? Would you like to learn to speak a new language, or would you enjoy joining a community choir or orchestra? Eastcastle Place has so many ways for seniors to stay active, engaged and inspired. You can fill your time as much or as little as you like – it’s your choice!

Have peace of mind for the future.

It’s possible that your health needs could change in the future. Our residents and their family members have peace of mind knowing that, no matter what the future holds, Eastcastle Place offers a full continuum of care and corresponding care services to help our residents live well, always.

Our community has every level of care available, from assisted living to memory care to skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. Our friendly, professional staff of licensed nurses handles medical care, while our caregivers help seniors with the activities of daily living

Make the move to a better retirement at Eastcastle Place.

If you’ve decided that Eastcastle Place senior living is the right choice for you or a loved one, consider joining The Thomas Tradition Future Resident Club for seniors interested in becoming residents of our elegant and active community.

We offer two waitlist options: the Esser Society and the Koch Society. The Esser Society is perfect for those who wish to establish a relationship with Eastcastle Place but aren’t quite ready to move in yet. Those who plan to move into our community and that have a preferred floor plan in mind will benefit from joining the Koch Society. 

eastcastle place esser society and koch society

Once you’re enrolled in either of these societies, you can begin enjoying special privileges, early access to our community and the opportunity to continue to plan for your future.

We’re making renovations and expanding our senior living community to welcome more residents to our family. Contact us today to learn more and join our wait list.