Moving into a senior living community is the start of a new, enjoyable and vibrant retirement for active seniors. That’s why it’s so important to select independent senior living floor plans that match your needs. While many seniors focus on moving to a smaller space and downsizing your home, it’s important to remember that you’re also rightsizing your lifestyle.
Benefits of downsizing to a senior living community
Moving to a senior living community offers numerous benefits that you just can’t get in a private home, such as:
- Amenities like a fitness center, healthcare services, maintenance-free living and more, all included in your monthly fee.
- Restaurant-style dining and grab and go options if you don’t feel like cooking or simply don’t want to cook.
- A close-knit community of individuals with both shared and varying interests.
- 24/7 professional staff on site for added security.
- A plethora of activities, events, classes and more so you can fill your time with the things you want and love to do.
Many seniors’ individual living spaces do become smaller when moving to a senior living community (such as going from a five-bedroom house to a two-bedroom apartment). However, when considering senior living floor plans, it’s important to remember that you have the entire community at your fingertips.
Instead of needing space for a treadmill in your apartment, you can simply go to the state-of-the-art fitness center. Instead of a formal dining room that only gets used a few times a year, you can rent a private room in the community for special events. Once you start looking at all the possibilities, you’ll soon see that downsizing can truly help you elevate your retirement.
Which independent senior living floor plans are the best fit?
Senior living communities offer a variety of floor plan options that are as unique and diverse as the seniors residing in them. As you begin your search, here are several factors to consider.
How much space do you really need?
Think about the rooms you currently use now and how much you use them. Do you regularly entertain overnight guests and need a second bedroom? What about your hobbies? Remember that rooms can have multiple purposes, such as a second bedroom that’s used for sewing, crafting, or as an office.
What about storage space?
Consider the items that truly make your life better and what items you can live without (like the roasting pan that only gets used at Thanksgiving). Of course, even after downsizing, you will have items you’ll want to keep, so it’s important to make sure you have adequate space to store them. Be sure to look at closets, cabinets and other storage possibilities as you select a floor plan.
What amenities are must-haves?
Do you want carpet or hardwood floors? What about a scenic view? Do you prefer large windows throughout? What about appliances and features in the kitchen and bathrooms?
Senior living floor plans are designed with the needs of aging seniors in mind so that older adults can gracefully and safely age in place. While you consider safety features for the future, it’s important to remember the amenities that will make your life better today.
Will the space be enough for everything you want to do?
Ultimately, your living space needs to satisfy only one person: you. Some individuals may thrive with a one-bedroom apartment, while others may want a two-bedroom that provides additional privacy, quiet, and room to pursue interests.
What’s offered in independent living at Eastcastle Place?
If you’re looking for a truly unique community that provides a close-knit atmosphere and a carefree, vibrant lifestyle, look no further than independent living at Eastcastle Place. Our community offers one- and two-bedroom independent living floor plans in three distinct areas of our campus. Our apartment homes have class and character and include special features like leaded glass bookcases, turrets, balconies, and corner fireplaces, just to name a few.
Outside our spectacular apartment homes, we offer a plethora of services and amenities to help older adults live the lifestyle they want and deserve. We invite you to tour our upscale community and see our independent living floor plans for yourself.
Downsize your worries at Eastcastle Place.
Leave your worries – and your clutter – behind when you move to our Life Plan Community in Milwaukee, WI. We offer endless possibilities to find joy and security, starting with comfortable floor plans, countless services and amenities, and a vibrant independent living lifestyle. Stay up to date on all the excitement taking place this year for even more worry-free living.