Ask St. Ann’s – Embracing New Adventures: Finding Joy In Independent Living

As we journey through life, there comes a time when you start to think, wouldn’t it be nice not to have the burdens and responsibilities that come with home ownership anymore?

This thought may come while at the same time craving a beautiful new setting for your future years, with new opportunities you couldn’t take advantage of while raising your family?

That’s what today’s senior living communities provide.

As you begin to look and start making a list of what’s most important to you, you realize making the right decision is imperative. And it’s very personal, one size doesn’t fit all. Are you someone that wants an extra bedroom for grandkids and guests? Do you like to be on the go and want a community that offers lots of activities? Is exercise important to you? Then you will want to be sure there is a gym and indoor pool.

New Friends and New Experiences

While websites and brochures might list amenities like multiple dining venues, exercise classes and on-site beauty salons, the true magic lies in making new connections that bring it all to life. Getting to know your neighbors and having time to enjoy yourself with no worries about home ownership, is just the beginning.

With the support of your new community, planning your move turns into a joint adventure, eliminating any stress or worry.

Inside senior living communities, there’s a whole team of friendly experts — people who know about finances, the real estate market, rightsizing and lending a helping hand — and they’ll be by your side every step of the way. Feel free to ask any questions you have, without any worry of judgment. Lean on technology and FaceTime and send text messages to your sales rep, and watch YouTube videos to learn about your community, in addition to in person visits. There’s no question too big or too small, and someone is always there to provide you with the answers you need.

Discovering Chapel Oaks’ Unique Charm

Chapel Oaks stands out in the world of independent living communities. The resident ambassador program creates immediate friendships, while the guest apartment offers friends or loved ones a comfortable place to stay. Many Chapel Oaks residents settle in, and, by evening of moving day, are sharing a refreshing glass of wine with their new neighbors at Marie’s Bar & Bistro.

A Bright New Beginning on Move-In Day

Once that last box is unloaded, it’s time for celebration. New residents often share their appreciation for the support and guidance they’ve received during the entire process.

Change is not always easy, but discovering that breakfast awaits you each morning and anticipating tomorrow’s water aerobics session just outside your apartment brings such a sense of relief.

As residents settle into their new home, they often find themselves saying, “I wish I had done this sooner.”

Teresa Plumeri is a sales representative at St. Ann’s Community at Chapel Oaks. She can be reached at [email protected].

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