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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Advantage for Couples with Different Interests

Are you part of a couple considering how best to achieve the retirement lifestyle of your dreams? Do you both know exactly what you want but aren’t sure which living environment might provide the support you would need?

If so, you may want to consider an independent living community.

The advantages of independent living

There are many benefits to an independent living community, including:

  • Private residence
  • Independent lifestyle
  • Maintenance-free
  • Planned activities
  • Delicious dining options
  • Fitness centers
  • Opportunities to make new friends
  • Scheduled transportation

But there is an additional benefit for couples that independent living offers that you may want to consider:

Support for different lifestyles and interests.

Independent living communities: the advantages for couples

When deciding how to support their desired retirement lifestyle, couples will need to consider the preferences and interests of each other. How each of you would like to spend your time is a great place to start.

One may be interested in playing physical sporting games while the other would prefer brain stimulating activities.

One may be extraverted and get energized by being surrounded by others while another’s preference may be more alone time.

One may want to join others in lively discussions while the other would rather unwind with time spent in an art studio.

What to do?

Moving to an independent living community can be the perfect answer. Not only can you both participate in the activities that suit your individual personalities but you can then come together again at the end of the day and share your stories.

Independent living couples: a lifestyle of choice

Consider the following benefits of an independent living community and how it can support the individual lifestyle preferences of each of you, as well as the overall goals for you as a couple to age and live well.

Couples will enjoy continuing their independence, but possibly even more as everything is a bit easier with community life. You can enjoy the conveniences of all the activities and amenities but without sacrificing any individuality.

You’ll both be free to make your own decisions and choices about how you would like to spend your days. There is no required attendance and no one will come knocking at your door.

There’s no boredom if you live in an independent living community. You’ll find a monthly calendar of events and activities to choose from. With so many possibilities, you’ll each find something of interest.

You’ll discover activities that appeal to both your physical and cognitive health. One of you may spend a morning swimming while the other goes to book club and then lunch with friends. There truly is something for everyone.  

Research shows the importance of strong social relationships to your health. Unfortunately, one circumstance of growing older can be isolation if you live alone or in more rural areas. An independent living community eliminates that possibility.

You’ll each find several ways to naturally meet your neighbors and the other residents. You’ll soon discover how much you have in common and will love learning each other’s stories. Making friends is almost guaranteed.

Socialization with others is critical to both your physical and cognitive health and it couldn’t be easier than in an independent living community. You’ll find several options, from learning - to entertainment - to just having fun. The community takes care of all the planning. All you need to do is show up.

This is a great way to meet others and share similar interests. Most activities are offered on-site, right outside of your door. But if they are off-site, transportation is included.

Are you tired of always planning, shopping and preparing meals? Wouldn’t it be nice to let someone else take over the kitchen duties? You’ll have your own kitchen of course, for when you want to cook but there’s another option available.

A great benefit of independent living is that you’ll have convenient dining choices steps from your home. You don’t need to both be in the mood for the same food. Order off of the chef-prepared menu, sit back and relax.

You both may have the same fitness goals but different means to achieve them. Do you go to the gym early in the morning and complete your exercise routine? Or are you more interested in stretching, working on balance or taking a yoga class?

You’ll discover several options at an independent living community. There is more than one way to keep your mind and body fit and you’ll find many of them offered in the community. The key to aging well couldn’t be easier.

Ingleside at King Farm Independent Living

At Ingleside at King Farm Independent Living, we understand that each person has a desired lifestyle in mind for how to make retirement life the best. We’ve designed our community with couples in mind and offer a wide variety of activities and social events to help each of you engage and embrace this wonderful time of life.

We offer our future residents the services and amenities they need to support them in aging well. With our activities, social events, fitness center, delicious dining options and other first-class amenities, we believe you’ll discover everything you need for an enriched and meaningful life.

You’ll find your private home offers open and inviting spaces, walk-in closets and well-equipped kitchens. You’ll have the choice of the floorplan that works best for you. You’re also encouraged to personalize your home so it will be a unique expression of your own style.

Our well-planned community has been created to provide all the possibilities you’re looking for:

  • Maintenance-free living
  • Staffed fitness center
  • Indoor heated pool and spa
  • Cultural Arts Center
  • New library
  • Art studio
  • Game room
  • Classes, clubs and programs
  • Meditation space and yoga studio
  • Spa/salon with massage room
  • Spiritual, musical and theatrical programs

Along with scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping, concerts and other events, you’ll have easy access to the shuttle system that loops to the Metro as well as walking paths that lead to The King Farm Village Center, just a few blocks away.

Please visit our website or call (240) 414-8557 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a personalized tour today.

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