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3 Senior Wellness Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

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Finding the perfect senior living community for yourself or a loved one is not an easy endeavor. Luckily, these days we can easily find the information we’re searching for with the click of a button. If you’re researching retirement communities near you, it’s easy to find virtual tours, photo galleries, testimonials, and other resources to give you a sense of what resident life has to offer.

However, there is no substitute for visiting a senior community in person and getting a first-hand perspective of the community. There are many factors you should take into consideration, including location, cost, and amenities offered.

At Peabody, we believe that wellness is a major part of celebrating the ageless spirit! So in this post, we’ll share a few of our top senior wellness questions to ask when touring an adult community.

Senior Wellness Questions for Your Retirement Community Tour

1. Is the community able to meet a wide range of care needs for the future?

It’s important to think about the future as you’re considering senior living options. If you or your loved one needs additional care, will you be able to stay on campus? Or, would you have to move to another location or community?

Life Plan Communities offer peace of mind for seniors who can live independently today, but may need assisted living or skilled nursing care in the future. This is known as continuum of care and is one of the greatest benefits of living in a senior community.

2. What wellness programs and activities are available?

There are eight dimensions of senior wellness that are key to living a longer, happier and more fulfilling life. According to a recent study by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, residents of Life Plan Communities had more favorable average scores on measures of physical, social, and intellectual, emotional and vocational wellness compared to older adults in the community at large.

Look for events, programs and activities that address each area of wellness and offer the opportunity to address the mind, body and spirit. For example, for physical wellness, check out the fitness amenities and activities offered in the community. Does the community offer support for enhancing residents’ spiritual wellness? Are there continuing education opportunities or brain games to help keep your mind healthy and fit?

3. What is the food like? Tell me more about the dining options.

Eating is one of life’s simple pleasures. Seniors are more interested in nutritious and delicious food than ever before. Many communities offer restaurant-style dining with a variety of menu selections to appeal to residents’ taste buds and preferences. The dining experience at your potential community is an integral part of your life each day. Ask to see a sample menu, or maybe you could sit down for a meal as part of your tour.

Come See Peabody Retirement Community for Yourself!

Enjoy an active, vibrant community lifestyle with all the convenient amenities at Peabody Retirement Community. We offer a complete range of residential and senior care living options on 33 beautiful acres in North Manchester, Indiana. For more information about our services, please contact us today at (260) 982-8616 to schedule your personal tour.

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