As The Wesley Communities approach 50 years of excellent service, our CEO Peg Carmany offers “Peg’s Perspective” on a variety of topics affecting seniors and their adult children as they plan and choose to age well – 50 tips to celebrate 50 years!
Tip #16 of 50 – “This is Not Your Grandmother’s Retirement Community”
For those of us “in the industry,” retirement community living makes a great deal of sense. We know that loneliness is a major factor in the mental and physical decline in the senior population. We also know that the residents who live in our communities are glad they’re here . . . and that they often say, “I wish I’d come sooner.”
So why, then, does the myth of “the old folks’ home” persist? You know the myth of which I speak: crowded, smelly hallways, bad food, and lots of sitting around? In fact, you may remember being forced to visit such places in your youth . . . . holiday caroling memories, anyone?
In truth, continuing care retirement communities are exactly the opposite of the myth.
It works like this: vibrant seniors come to the community into independent living apartments, and they have a variety of meaningful activities to attend and interested and interesting people who work and live there along with them.
At The Wesley Communities, residents often mention that they have a hard time choosing – attend a concert, or the balance and fitness class? Sing in the choir, or volunteer in the library? Join the book club or the garden club? Water aerobics or the competitive chair volleyball team? Eat in the formal dining room or grab a salad in the Bistro? And the list goes on and on . . . we try to find engaging and varied activities to meet the needs of an engaging and varied resident population.
Life at The Wesley Communities is meaningful. And everything you need is right here – good friends, good food, and help right here on campus, if and when you ever need it. This is not your grandmother’s retirement community!
Learn more about the services and amenities that are provided for the residents at The Wesley Communities in central Ohio by visiting our website at www.thewesleycommunities.com.