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Reasons to Consider a Retirement Community in Philadelphia

Posted on: Apr 18, 2018

As you head into your retirement years, it’s natural to start thinking about where you plan to live. Although some retirees stay in their homes, many head to retirement communities. Over the years, retirement communities in Philadelphia have added more incredible features to attract retirees. Independent living communities provide a safe and welcoming place for seniors to live out their golden years.

Help Getting Around

Driving around Philadelphia is no easy task, not matter what age you are. When moving into a retirement community, the stress of driving can be eliminated. Retirement communities offer transportation options to help with running errands and getting to doctor appointments. Also, since amenities such as dining services and fitness centers are on the property, you won’t have to venture out as often.

No More Maintenance

Keeping up the maintenance on a home can be cumbersome. As part of your fee paid to a retirement community, management provides services such as snow removal, mowing the lawn, home repairs and more. The Philadelphia retirement community you choose may also include regularly scheduled housekeeping visits. You no longer have to worry about doing laborious chores like cleaning bathrooms.

Getting Active

You’re likely to make many new friends in a welcoming Philadelphia retirement community. As part of a retirement community, you’ll be invited to participate in many of the activities offered. This may include fitness classes, such as Zumba and water aerobics or themed game nights. Connecting with your peers can help you stave off loneliness. All activities are optional and you can participate as often as you desire. You may find a new passion while living in a retirement community. For instance, you could discover that, although you never fancied yourself as artistic, you enjoy crafts such as jewelry making and woodworking.

Improved Relationships

Besides making new friends, you’ll nurture relationships with your family members. One of the biggest fears of older adults is becoming a “burden” and being dependent on family. A move to a retirement community allows for you to regain your independence and not harbor any resentment toward your children.

No More Boredom

Once you’re no longer working, you may wonder how to avoid feeling bored. Choose a senior living community with a full activity schedule and close proximity to local attractions such as parks, museums and sporting arenas. If there is nothing of interest on the daily activity schedule, you’ll appreciate the option to venture out for a fun-filled day trip.

Delicious Food

Poor nutrition is a serious problem in older adults. You’re giving more options when it comes to dining after a move to a retirement community. If you never want to cook again, you don’t have to. Three meals are typically provided daily with restaurant style meals. The food is delicious and chefs prepare them to ensure you are getting the right nutrition. If you enjoy cooking, you can still make your own meals in independent living residences. Independent living homes have full kitchens with all appliances included.

Safety

Older adults can become targets of unsavory criminals. Due to your age or disability, a criminal may try to take advantage when you’re home alone. A retirement community provides safety features to keep all residences well protected. The retirement community may hire security personnel to roam the grounds or have security doors or gates installed. Residences may have gadgets in the homes that give you the option to alert personnel immediately in the event of an emergency.

Adjustable Levels of Care

Retirement communities in Philadelphia are equipped to offer different levels of care. For instance, if your health status changes, the retirement community may also provide support for memory care, long-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. Moving in while you’re healthy makes the transition much easier and allows you to fully enjoy all the amenities offered through the community. After your move, if a medical emergency does arise, you will have quick access to medical care.

PPH provides a rewarding and safe environment for all community members. With amenities such as full-service dining, beauty salon, housekeeping, swimming pool and game room, you will truly enjoy your time at PPH. Contact us for more information on our all-inclusive community.

What Residents Say

"In my two years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.….especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of residents Jack & Bernice Segal

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