A senior living community can be so much more than simply a place to call home. Life in retirement is a time to shed responsibilities and unshackle yourself from home maintenance so you can spend time enjoying your favorite hobbies, great food, and the company of neighbors and friends.
As you and your loved ones begin exploring senior living communities, consider the amenities they offer. The best senior living communities are just that – communities of active seniors where all of the ingredients for a carefree life are at your fingertips.
5 Senior Living Community Amenities to Consider
Consider these 5 amenities as you consider your senior living community options.
#1: A Great Meal Just Around the Corner
Excellent food and a beautiful place to enjoy it shouldn’t be overlooked when you’re searching for a retirement community to call home. Carefree living means not tying yourself to your kitchen stove, which is why an incredible restaurant that’s just a short walk away is one of the most important amenities to consider.
As you tour different communities, dine out at their local restaurants and get a feel for the food and the atmosphere. We invite you to try the delicious food at Hearth and Harrow Restaurant, a bistro and café located on the Pleasant View campus. It’s become a favorite spot for locals all over the area to meet up for coffee, get together for lunch, and dine out on the outdoor patio.
#2: An Abundance of Activities and Programs
You’ll know an active senior living community when you see it. There are always activities, events, and programs bustling throughout the town. When you tour a community, does it cater to your favorite hobbies? And are there opportunities for you to explore new ones?
Look for groups to join – gardening clubs, for instance. Also, look to see what events are held each year to bring the community together. If you enjoy traveling, find a community that hosts day trips. Whatever you love to do, make sure you can do it in the senior living community you choose.
Pleasant View always has activities and programs happening on campus. We offer hobby clubs, community events, bus trips, volunteer opportunities with the local community and school district, and so much more. Whatever you enjoy, you’ll find it here at Pleasant View.
#3: Care Services That Grow with Your Needs
As you age, your healthcare needs are going to change. That’s why a senior living community that’s recognized as a life plan community should be a priority in your search. Life plan communities are senior communities that offer on-campus healthcare and home care services that grow with your needs.
Because life plan communities make high quality healthcare and home care services more accessible to seniors, they often make it possible for aging adults to stay in their homes and remain independent for as long as possible.
Pleasant View is a life plan community with a long list of healthcare options and home care services on campus. Our healthcare offerings range from personal care and skilled nursing care to rehabilitation and memory care. Whatever level of care you need, it’s here.
Our home care services range from companion care and personal services to dementia and transitional care services. From help with the grocery shopping to rehab support, we’re here for you.
#4: Carefree Living Thanks to Reliable Security, Maintenance & Housekeeping Services
Carefree living in retirement begins by feeling secure in your new community and not having to lift a finger if you don’t want to. A senior living community that sets out to offer its residents a truly carefree life will make security, maintenance services, and housekeeping a priority.
When you tour a senior living community, don’t forget to ask about these all-important ‘behind-the-scenes’ amenities. It’s hard to assess the community’s security, for instance, by just looking around. Ask questions and get details.
At Pleasant View, we have high-level security, complete maintenance and house cleaning services covered from top to bottom. When you join our community, you can move right in and start living without worry
#5: An Active Fitness Center
Helping residents stay healthy should be a big priority of any senior living community. You’ll know you’ve found a community that invests in the health of its residents by the fitness amenities built right in – like a fitness club, group classes, a pool, and fitness trainers to help you get active.
Our PVFiT Fitness Club has all of this and more. It’s a newly renovated, full fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment, a saltwater pool, and a fitness studio where we host fun group classes. Staying active, even during the cold winter months, is easy, convenient, and a lot of fun.
Living Choices Should Also Top Your List!
The right amenities are essential to finding a senior living community that fits your lifestyle. And, so is a community with a variety of living choices so you live life the way you want to in retirement.
Senior living communities should offer several types, sizes and styles of single home cottages, and apartments. Every home should be designed with aging-in-place in mind – single floor living, wide doorways, walk-in showers, and more.
The abundance of living choices at Pleasant View is unlike most other senior living communities of its kind. We believe that aging in place can and should blend both style and safety. You’ll find both in each of our cottages, apartments, and condos, as well as a series of floor plan design options.
We’re continuously investing in our residences and the amenities we bring to the seniors in our community. Our newest on-campus residence, West Lawn Apartments, gives residents the best of apartment living and cottage living in one.
And, we now offer urban living options thanks to the addition of our newest off-campus residences, The Lofts at Lititz Springs in downtown Lititz.
Carefree Living Filled with Amenities is Waiting for You at Pleasant View
We welcome you and your loved ones to visit Pleasant View Communities and discover all of the amenities that our vibrant, active community has to offer. We’ll take you on a tour and show you the beauty and joy of carefree living. Contact us to learn more and schedule a tour.