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The Winchester Journal

What to Expect from Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Senior Living | 11/19/18


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What to Expect from Continuing Care Retirement Communities

What have you heard about continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)? You may have certain expectations in your mind based on what you’ve seen and heard. But how much of what you’ve heard is true? How do you determine what’s true and what’s not?

A good place to start is here – from the source. The next is to see for yourself by scheduling a tour of a senior retirement community like Winchester Gardens. Arming yourself with factual information then verifying that information with a visit is the smartest way to decide if moving to a CCRC is the right decision for you.

Benefits of Community Living

What can you expect if you move to a CCRC? Let’s take a look at the many benefits of community living for seniors:

You will feel a sense of camaraderie you’ve never felt before.

Living in a senior retirement neighborhood comes with a community of people in a similar stage of life. Your neighbors may become some of your closest friends. And because communities like Winchester Gardens offer daily activities, events, and classes, you’re sure to find someone with similar hobbies and interests to bond with.

“We are fortunate to have made wonderful friends and stand in awe at their remarkable lives and accomplishments. We also consider our staff as part of our family and are grateful for their capable and friendly presence here.” – Fred & Ruth Roessle

You will rarely be bored.

CCRCs have numerous features and amenities that ensure there is plenty to do with your retirement. And when you don’t want to stay on campus for an activity or an event, you can venture into town to enjoy shopping, dining, or whatever you desire.

The activities director takes residents’ suggestions into account when planning the weekly and monthly calendar, pulling inspiration from their ideas. You’ll find so many ways to live well, engage with others who share your interests, and most importantly, have fun!

Don’t take our word for it. Since moving to the community, Jean Samson, resident at Winchester Gardens, has gotten involved in a very big way. She facilitates the community’s book club, leads a prayer group and works as the associate manager of The Country Store. She also exercises four or five times a week, and attends concerts, movies and lectures.

You will have peace of mind you never thought possible.

One of the benefits of community living at Winchester Gardens is no more worrying about home maintenance and housekeeping. No mowing the lawn, weeding the landscaping, shoveling snow, or power-washing the house. More time for hobbies, making memories, and enjoying retirement!

“I wake up every morning worry-free. I no longer have to deal with house repairs, snow removal, cooking and housekeeping issues; it’s all done for me here. I am very pleased with the lifestyle at Winchester Gardens and I am very satisfied with this stage of my life!” – Ted Bryant, resident 

The new normal will become your new home.

It may take some time, because change isn’t easy for everyone. Your senior living community will feel like home. You can make your apartment your own, just like your previous home, and as you gain new friendships, a sense of purpose, and fulfillment in retirement. All will feel as it should. You’ll wonder to yourself, “why didn’t I make this change sooner?”

Learn More about Winchester Gardens

There are more benefits of community living than those listed here. The best way to learn them is to see them with your own eyes. We can help with that. Let those of us at Winchester Gardens answer your questions about senior living in person. Contact us today to schedule a tour or request more information.