Nowadays, turning 65 does not automatically mean retirement, as many individuals are choosing to continue to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “about 40 percent of people ages 55 and older were working or actively looking for work in 2014.” This percentage is expected to increase in people ages 65 and older through 2024.
Whatever the reason an individual chooses to work into retirement, many are doing so while still maintaining a home, juggling multiple responsibilities. Making the transition into an independent living community eliminate some of these stresses and allow you to focus on what matters to you.
Just because you are continuing to work into retirement does not mean that you have to live your life the same way you did in your younger years. Independent living at CaraVita Village, a 55+ retirement community in Montgomery, Alabama, provides resort-style living while offering you the independence to continue doing what you love.
Debunking the Myth of Independent Living
There is a stigma about senior living that paints a picture of a stagnant, restrictive atmosphere. This is simply not true! In reality, independent living, and senior living, in general, provide individuals with freedom and encourage continuous growth throughout their retirement years.
Independent living is exactly as it sounds: independent. You are free to come and go as you please and can still enjoy your privacy. Our goal at CaraVita Village is to provide an environment that helps you realize your full potential. Even if you are still working, independent living in our community allows you to customize your retirement the way you have always imagined.
How Independent Living Can Benefit a Working Retiree
No Home Maintenance
Nobody wants to work all day, only to come home to more work that needs to be done around the house; however, that is part of owning and maintaining your home. Independent living takes these added stresses out of the equation.
By living in an independent senior living apartment, you can come home after a long day at work and relax or enjoy a hobby. All home maintenance, including lawn care, is taken care of by the community.
Less Cooking and Cleaning
Whether you enjoy it or not, cooking is time-consuming work. Picture this: you come home from work. You are tired and hungry, and now you have to decide if you want to make yourself a balanced meal, snack on whatever you can find, or skip dinner altogether. Cruise ship-style dining services at CaraVita Village make it easy for an individual to come home from work and dine with ease. All the cooking and after-dinner dishes are taken care of for you.
Additionally, independent living gives you your weekends back. Just like home maintenance projects are taken care of, weekly housekeeping services are provided at CaraVita Village, giving you more freedom and time to enjoy your retirement.
With all of the home maintenance, cooking, and cleaning tasks taken care of, you are free to enjoy a current hobby or develop a new one. Your time not working can be spent however you choose to spend it. Socialize with other residents and make new friends by our resort-style swimming pool or check out a book from our on-site library. Independent living allows you to design your retirement the way you have always imagined it, even if you continue working.
Peace of Mind
As we age, it is common for new health concerns to develop and affect our daily lives. Independent living gives individuals peace of mind in knowing that assistance is available if an emergency were to occur. While you are still able to enjoy your independence, the safety net of available help reduces the anxiety of living alone.
Embark on the next adventure of your life and enjoy your working retirement at CaraVita Village, located in Montgomery, Alabama. Our cruise ship that never leaves port offers many amenities and activities that meet all lifestyles and interests. For more information on our community or the services we offer, we invite you to contact our CaraVita Village team!