Retirement community. Old folks home. Rest home. These words conjure up the image of a dingy nursing home with bad fluorescent lighting, unhappy seniors, and unappetizing cafeteria food. While this may have been a reality in decades gone past – that’s simply not the case anymore. Chances are if you’re reading this, you are part of the Baby Boomer generation, people born post World War II between 1946-1964 and you’re demanding a different type of retirement. Your generation is leading the charge in redefining retirement and what senior living providers offer in services, amenities, and accommodations.
A New Type of Retirement- Not in a Nursing Home
Retirement used to be seen as ‘winding down.’ Movies always portray grandparents sitting in their rockers or sleeping in a recliner. While this may be comic relief, it’s not what aging adults like you are looking to do anymore. You’re still looking to hold a job, pursue passions, and stay active. We see more and more viral stories shared on social media telling us about the 94-year-old who is setting half-marathon records or the ICU grandpa who spends his days selflessly cradling premature infants when their parents cannot.
Retirement…. For You!
How do you see yourself spending retirement? With endless options, you’re in control of how you spend your time. Just like how you’ve been financially planning for this moment for a long time – it all starts with a plan. Create a ‘wish list’ of how you would like to proceed. What’s one thing you want to learn? Where would you like to live? Who’s someone you want to spend more time with? What are some activities you love to do? What’s most important to you?
Answers to all of these questions can help define and guide your retirement. While your plan can be fluid and change – it helps to prevent your retirement from appearing hazy.
Choosing a Partner During Your Retirement
With you breaking the stereotypes of aging, the retirement industry is reshaping to accommodate. Regardless of your need for assistance, whether minimal or 24/7, current senior living communities, like Brickmont Assisted Living, are creating new environments to fit your lifestyle. These communities are nothing like traditional nursing homes. Birckmont Communities feature luxurious, spacious, and private apartments with unique technology integrations throughout. In addition to the accommodations, communities offer ways of learning new hobbies whether it be painting, gardening or another interesting pastime. Residents join together to celebrate happy hour, learn wine and cheese pairings, or explore local attractions.
If you would like more information about Brickmont Assisted Living and life at our communities, please contact us today.