The Value of Connectiveness for Seniors: Where You Live Matters
Older adults may experience more loneliness than any other age group due to shrinking social circles, poor health, transportation difficulties or life changes. Many families with senior loved ones start their search for a senior living community to help prevent social isolation for someone in their lives.
According to the Global Council on Brain Health, the body of scientific evidence suggests social engagement can help maintain one’s thinking skills and slow down cognitive decline. Other research links an active social life with better cardiovascular outcomes and greater immunity to infectious diseases.
Research spearheaded by ProMatura Group consistently shows that seniors who transition to senior living communities are happier, have an increased sense of well-being and may even live longer. Residing in a senior living community provides seniors a range of opportunities to socialize.
When older adults consider moving to an independent senior living community, most think about what they may have to give up. But what they actually get when they make the move is freedom – the freedom to explore new interests, meet new friends and pursue an active retirement.
Some older adults may believe they’re too young, too independent or too healthy for an independent living community. But at Fairview Estates, residents often say, “Why didn’t I move here sooner?” The reasons for moving to a senior living community vary, but two that stand out are the opportunity to pursue passions and interests, and the chance to expand social circles.
In Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Fairview Estates independent living community is often chosen for its affordability and gracious lifestyle. Residents enjoy amenities that include a state-of-the-art movie theater, fitness center, library, chapel, business center, beauty and barber shop, outdoor terrace, billiards, card tables, raised garden beds and a fire pit for outdoor entertainment. Abundant activities include live entertainment, lectures, outings and more. The location, near world-class shopping, dining, and medical offices, provides convenience and enrichment.
Fairview Estates offers studio, one- bedroom, and two-bedroom/two-bath apartments with no buy-ins or leases. The month-to-month rental option is another reason this senior living community is in such high demand. There are no hidden costs or fees. Meals, utilities (except phone), cable television, transportation and rent are always included in the monthly rent.
Those who need basic help such as medication reminders can utilize a third-party home health care provider. This allows residents to pay only for the services they need. Residents appreciate knowing their budget will be balanced and easy to manage every month.
One of the most popular features of the independent living community is the meals. The executive chef and culinary team at Fairview Estates create homemade meals as well as tempting desserts from scratch three times each day. The menu offers a variety of nutritional choices at every meal, and snacks and beverages are available anytime at no extra charge.
Another distinct benefit offered by Fairview Estates is the live-in managers. These on-site managers support and serve the residents throughout the day. Each private apartment also includes emergency pull cords that link seniors to the management team 24 hours a day. Live-in managers eat the same meals in the dining room, enjoy the same amenities, and benefit from the same gracious living experience as the residents. They participate in every aspect of life at Fairview Estates and treat residents like family, because they live in the community too.
To learn more about the Fairview Estates lifestyle or to schedule a visit, call (508) 625-7173 or visit the website at retirementlivingmass.com.
132 E. Main St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748