It's a very personal decision. There are many options to choose from in retirement. Do you want to age in place? Many people these days want that very much, especially couples. But others prefer the security of a CCRC like Parkshore that offers Independent Living with additional care options, should you ever need them.
Many people enjoy living in a community that takes care of many of the chores of daily living, from cleaning the gutters to cooking three meals a day. Community living also provides a social setting with other people their own age, which helps stimulate new ideas and has been shown to increase longevity.
There are many kinds of retirement communities, from Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and a combination of the above options. Many people prefer a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) like Parkshore, where people can move and live an active lifestyle, knowing they will be taken care of if their health declines.
CCRC’s come with an entrance fee that provide for a significant portion of your future health needs at the same community. Parkshore has a variety of entrance fee options including refundable options, to fit everyone’s needs. For more information, call 206-329-0770.