If you have reservations about moving into a senior living community, you’re not alone. Take Lois V., a resident at Breton Woods of Holland Home, for instance. Her dad was an administrator of a senior living community in California, and her mom lived at Holland Home, so senior living has always been on her radar. Still, she was hesitant to make the move. She thought she was too young and that she wouldn’t find friends her age that were still active and had the same interests, ultimately fearing she’d grow old faster by living there.
When you think of a “senior living community”, what comes to mind? Most likely, the images that pop into your head are those of assisted living or skilled nursing. In reality, there are many different types and levels of senior living yet they are often clumped together. Independent Living is an area that is often misunderstood. Those images that typically come to mind when you think of senior living, don’t really apply here. In this article, we’ll briefly break down the different types of senior living and discuss what makes Independent Living different.