Happiness is the ultimate goal in life. No matter your age, the goal is always to find peace and happiness in every stage of life. And, as you enter into your retirement years, finding this happiness becomes even more important.
But, there are always things that can get in the way. Maintaining a home, paying bills and keeping track of responsibilities can all lead to unnecessary stress. This begs the question, is there a better option to make sure you find your happiness in retirement? A recent study shows that living in a retirement community might just be the answer.
A recent study from ProMatura has definitively found that people who live in retirement communities are overall happier than older adults who remain at home or with a relative. For the survey, 2,799 residents in senior living communities were polled and 1,111 non-residents also participated.
Below are some of the surprising stats:
If you haven’t considered a retirement community in the past, these stats might just cause you to change your mind. There are a lot of conveniences provided at high-quality communities that are specifically designed to help seniors get more joy out of life. And clearly, it’s making a difference.
Sometimes retirement communities get a bad reputation because they are associated with a loss of independence. But what’s important to understand, and what this study reiterates, is that retirement communities are designed to offer you greater freedom and more independence.
By offering you more time to explore the finer things in life, you can focus on your overall health and wellness instead of everything that comes along with owning a home. Senior living communities can provide the opportunity:
Ultimately, when it comes to your retirement, the best way to find happiness is to make a choice that fits your goals. If your goal is to remain on your own for as long as possible, then staying put might make more sense. But if your goal is to pursue your interests and focus your attention on what matters to you the most, you might find greater happiness at a retirement community. The key is finding the right one to fit your lifestyle.
St. Joseph of the Pines offers a full continuum of care for residents. That means we offer a diverse range of services, amenities, and activities that suit your lifestyle now and will adapt as your needs may change in the future. We offer a variety of living options and floor plans to help you find something that is specifically tailored to what you envision for your retirement years. Take a tour of our Belle Meade or Pine Knoll campus and see if you could picture yourself as a resident in our Southern Pines community.