Baldwin House Senior Living in Michigan understands that active older adults are seeking places to live that offer them family, friends and happiness as they age. Independent living, skilled nursing, memory care and senior adult housing are all terms that older adults see when they are looking for a new apartment after they’ve decided not to age in place. In some instances, active older adult living is called “independent living light.”

Older adults want to believe they are – and are – active older adults and they are seeking living arrangements that let them embrace that part of their lives. Active adults are those who don’t require nursing care and can attend to their own daily activities such as cooking and personal hygiene care. Active adults also enjoy their independence but have decided they want to live in a community that can support or expand their interests and live in an apartment that requires little maintenance and provides a chance to make friends.

Active adult is a term Baby Boomers embrace because they don’t want to think of themselves as “old” or as “seniors in need of assistance.” Boomers are resistant to the idea of moving into a conventional senior living situation. Boomers don’t want to give up their independence or individuality; they don’t want to think of someone telling them when dinner will be served, and they don’t want to see themselves living with “old people.”

What To Look For In An Active Adult Community

The housing options that Baldwin House Senior Living has to offer its residents the freedom and apartment-style living. Active older adults also welcome the safety and security a Baldwin House Senior Living apartment provides with its secure entrances.

Active adult communities vary in the amenities they provide. Some offer social activities, trips, happy hours and other events the active adult can participate in.

What to look for in an active adult community:

  1. Do you want to stay close to family? Do you want to be in a rural or suburban setting? Is it important to you to have access to theaters and restaurants?
  2. The floorplan of your apartment. Make certain you tour various communities to find one that has a floor plan that appeals to you. Keep in mind that if you’re new to downsizing and have decided not to age in place, you will need to “think small.”
  3. If you’re moving into a senior community as an active adult, what amenities, if any, are available to you?
  4. What happens if your needs and lifestyle change? Does the community you’re living in as an active adult have other options to help you as you age and require more care?

If you’re an active adult looking for a wonderful community in which to live, we welcome you to Baldwin House Senior Living.

Visit a Baldwin House Senior Living community near you and ask what activities we have planned for our residents as we welcome autumn together. Baldwin House Senior Living is built upon the strong foundation of guiding families and empowering seniors.

Baldwin House combines care with compassion and dignity. We offer families peace of mind and give seniors who call Baldwin House home the freedom to live their very best lives. Call us today to schedule a visit. We’d love to meet you or your loved one!