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Five Benefits of Independent Living Communities

Seniors laughing and eating together

Your retirement years aren’t meant to be spent maintaining your lawn, changing AC filters and cleaning house. You’ve already done those things. This is the time to do what you enjoy – spending time with family and friends, traveling, volunteering, pursuing favorite hobbies or trying new ones. For active seniors who want a maintenance-free lifestyle and plenty of opportunities to do what they love, an independent living community can be the perfect choice.


Here are the top five reasons independent living is an ideal choice for seniors.

1. Suit Your Lifestyle

Independent living communities are created with seniors in mind. That means you won’t have hot-rodding teens disrupting your night’s sleep. Instead, you have new friends and neighbors with whom you can share a laugh, enjoy a swim or play a round of golf. Plus all the features and amenities – from grab bars in the showers to fitness classes –are geared toward older adults, so you can feel at ease  and comfortable in your new neighborhood.

2. Promote Wellness

Independent living communities make it easy to enjoy the things that keep you happy, healthy and wise. On-campus fitness classes, personal trainers, and swimming pools ensure that the activities you enjoy – and that help you stay fit and strong – are just outside your door. A variety of dining options means you can enjoy nourishing and delicious meals whether you prefer to cook them yourself in your own kitchen, grab a bite at the on-campus café, or enjoy the flavors of international cuisine. Plus, performing arts programs, classes, and an art studio make it easy to follow your curiosity and satisfy your mind.

3. Nurture Connection

Social isolation can be common as people grow older. An independent living community offers built-in friends and neighbors. Social activities and inviting common areas make it easy to meet new people. And lovely amenities like a swimming pool or bowling alley can offer a great way to spend time with new neighbors or entertain your grandkids.

4. Encourage Freedom

The services offered at an independent living community relieve you of many of the chores that preoccupy homeowners. Lawn care is no longer your concern. And with maintenance staff on hand, you don’t have to hassle with clogged drains and other inconveniences. That gives you more time to pursue the activities that make you happy, whether on campus, at nearby attractions or in far-flung destinations.

5. Provide for the Future 

Independent living communities that are also Life Plan Communities can provide the additional reassurance of knowing that you have a care plan in place should your health care needs change over time. That can ease your concerns about the future. It can also make sound financial sense, since a Life Plan Community can be a safeguard against the rising costs of health care.


Independent Living at Its Best

For more than 50 years, John Knox Village has been one of the area’s most popular options  for seniors who want to craft an active, maintenance-free lifestyle for themselves. What makes us your best option for independent living?


Expanded Choice of Residences

Continued growth has enabled us to add new well-appointed apartments with beautiful views. Plus, we’re currently building seven new 2-bedroom villa homes featuring quartz countertops, one-car garages and patios. This is luxury living with additional perks like a state-of-the-art fitness center, fine dining and a nine-hole golf course. With our expanding choice of residences, you can find the floor plan to suit your lifestyle and budget.


Multiple Financial Options

Wondering how the cost of independent living will fit your budget? We offer several fee agreements that can help make this transition feasible. We also can help you move! With our Moving Assistance Program (MAP), you receive professional help getting your home ready to sell, sorting and packing your belongings, and moving into your new residence at John Knox Village.


Continuum of Care

John Knox Village is a Life Plan Community (also known as continuing care retirement community or CCRC). That means that if your health needs change, you can receive higher levels of care – including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehab and more – all on-site at predictable prices.


Consistent Stability

As a not-for-profit organization, our focus is on creating a vibrant, appealing community for seniors. Revenue is reinvested in the community, ensuring that the stability we’ve offered for over 50 years will continue.

Contact us today to find out more about the many advantages of an independent lifestyle at John Knox Village.