What makes life good? Seeing a baby smile for the first time. Finding the perfect peach in a farmer’s market. Relaxing with a cool glass of tea by a gorgeous pool. Everyone has their own idea of what the good life is all about—which is why you want to be sure you choose a retirement lifestyle that gives you all the senior living amenities that appeal most to you.
After all, now that you’re no longer spending time with household or yard maintenance, you’re ready to savor every moment and yes, live the good life. Today’s senior living communities are bursting with great options for you.
It feels like a vacation: senior living amenities that satisfy and inspire
A good mix of dining venues.
No one wants to eat the same thing every day, and maybe not even in the same place. Most modern senior living communities offer you a choice of venues ranging from elegant to more casual to grab and go. Let your appetite be your guide as you choose which option tempts you the most. And when it comes to flavor, don’t expect boring or bland. Today’s community chefs are trained to provide menu selections that are both interesting and nutritious. Dietary restrictions are easily accommodated. And service is cheerful and attentive.
Many ancient explorers spent their lives looking for the fountain of youth when they could have just opted for daily cardio exercise instead. Regular exercise offers so many benefits, especially for older adults. Senior living amenities usually include an exercise studio with senior-friendly machines. Balance and stretching classes, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and more are on the calendar and personalized instruction is often available. The best senior living amenities offer the benefit of both wellness and enjoyment—and exercise certainly fits that description.
Welcoming outdoor areas.
Being outside in Nature is good for you. In fact, spending time outdoors can boost your memory and can improve creativity. It can enhance your intake of vitamin D, which many seniors need more off to stave off painful joints, inflammation and a higher risk of Type 1 diabetes. Senior living amenities often include beautifully landscaped grounds, shade trees and benches, walking paths, outdoor resident gardens, and courtyards for socializing. Be sure to choose a community that offers these features so you can reap the benefits of the great outdoors. (Just remember your sunscreen!)
It feels good when you know you look your best. And it feels even better when you only have to walk a few steps down the hall to visit a hair stylist, get a manicure or pedicure, or choose from a menu of other spa services. Having the serenity of spa services is definitely one of the more appealing senior living amenities for both women and men.
Swimming pool and water aerobics.
If you’re lucky enough to be in a community with a heated swimming pool as beautiful as the one here at St. Mark Village, you will agree it’s a wonderful perk. Whether you’re taking a water aerobics class or just gazing at the sun from your float on a lazy afternoon, having access to a beautiful pool is not only a great way to improve your range of motion and flexibility, it’s a great setting for an early happy hour!
Housekeeping & maintenance.
You have to agree, you’ve dusted enough furniture and swept enough floors. Now let a cheerful housekeeper do it for you. Senior living amenities like housekeeping free you to spend your time on other things, such as really enjoying life. You can schedule the time for your housekeeping and also let your housekeeper know your preferences. Even changing a light bulb—there’s a staff member ready to do it for you. It’s great to be pampered!
Driving on crowded streets can be highly stressful, especially in bad weather or after dark. But with transportation provided for you, getting somewhere is a breeze. Most senior living communities offer complimentary scheduled transportation for personal appointments as well as trips to the grocery or pharmacy. So instead of navigating the road, you can sit back, relax, and let your driver take you there.
Games and activities.
Entertainment should be part of life, especially in this exciting chapter of your life. The good news is opportunities for connecting and engaging (and having a great deal of fun) are at the top of the list of today’s senior living communities. For example, an art studio. Movie theater. Garden courtyard. Library. Club rooms. Outings to points of interest. Parties and special events. Holiday celebrations, Happy hours. The list is long and growing longer—your ideas are always welcome!
Choose the senior living amenities—and the lifestyle—that is right for you.
Relaxing and carefree, life in St. Mark Village inspires our residents to fill life with new opportunities, new friendships, and a variety of choices. With plenty to do at the Village, and beyond in our charming neighborhood, you can choose to be as busy as you wish each and every day.
Simple and carefree living has never been so much fun! Contact us or call 727-464-1750 today to connect with our friendly and knowledgeable counselors and learn why so many are proud to call St. Mark Village home.