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Independent Living: Two Distinct Living Options For You to Consider

Independent Living: Two Distinct Living Options For You to Consider

You may have thought all of life’s big decisions were behind you. You had a long career, married the love of your life, raised your children and are now enjoying the perks of being a grandparent. But, there are still some big decisions you need to make for yourself. How will you spend your retirement years? And more importantly, where do you want to live?

Is Independent Living Right for You?

The first thing you need to decide is if you think you would like to stay in your current home, or move to a lower-maintenance independent living community. While many seniors shy away from living in a retirement community, there are a variety of benefits now and well into the future.

Some of the perks of independent living options include:

  • Low-maintenance living and minimal housekeeping
  • A social environment that offers the opportunity to make new friends
  • Transportation to and from local attractions
  • Meals so it’s easier to maintain healthy nutrition
  • Opportunity for personal growth through new experiences and hobbies
  • Options to transition to higher levels of care as personal needs arise

Ultimately, you have to decide what is right for you. By looking at both options and weighing the pros and cons of senior living, you’ll be able to more easily decide if an independent living community is right for you.

Independent Living in North Carolina at St. Joseph of the Pines

At St. Joseph of the Pines, we offer two distinct living options for seniors to find a fulfilling, happy and remarkable life in their retirement years. By visiting our two locations you can get a better feel for which is better suited for you, and what life would be like if you chose to become a resident.

Pine Knoll: Independent Living

Since 1984, Pine Knoll has provided a nationally accredited Life Plan Community for its residents. Nestled on 19 acres of land in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Pine Knoll features a remarkable campus, full of charm and serene ambiance.

Some of the unique features of Pine Knoll include:

  • 86 independent living apartments, villas, and cottages with 14 different floor plans to choose from
  • Close proximity to the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club
  • An “all under one roof” community for changing needs as time goes on
  • Maintenance-free living with housekeeping and landscaping included
  • Fine and casual dining options on-site
  • Health and wellness services
  • Variety of amenities including a chapel, exercise area and theater room

Belle Meade: Independent Living

Belle Meade is conveniently located on almost 120 acres in Southern Pines, North Carolina. With spacious homes, cottages and apartments available, this gated community offers plenty of charm and possibility for residents. Residents enjoy the conveniences and worry-free living offered at this independent living community.

Some of the unique features of Belle Meade include:

  • 48 spacious homes and cottages, as well as 172 apartment residences to choose from
  • Close proximity to golf, equestrian activities and cultural opportunities
  • Rehabilitation, assisted living, long-term care, and home care available on-site
  • Maintenance-free living with housekeeping and landscaping included
  • Fine and casual dining options on-site
  • Health and wellness services
  • Variety of amenities including a chapel, library, pool and exercise area

Find out if St. Joseph of the Pines is Right For You

It is nearly impossible to decide when it comes to independent living options without seeing your options in person. We highly encourage you to visit our North Carolina communities and experience what life would be like as a resident.

Ready to schedule a tour of our two beautiful campuses? Contact us today.

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