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6 Key Benefits of Independent Living for Seniors

There are many benefits of independent living services, and each senior may appreciate some of these benefits more than others, based on what is important to them. If you are considering the options for independent living in Fairfax, VA, there are a variety of choices available for you to choose from. Consider these 6 key benefits and how they may improve your quality of life.

Carefree Living

Instead of raking leaves in the fall, when you choose an independent living community, you can relax in the sun and admire the fall foliage, or capture the colors and beauty of nature through painting or photography. Shoveling snow will be a thing of the past, too, so when those early morning snowfalls occur, you can cozy up with hot cocoa and watch the falling snowflakes glisten on tree branches. 

No more mowing, HVAC maintenance, or worrying about the water heater breaking down. Once your dues are paid, it’s time to sit back and simply enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle.

Lots of Options

Not only are home maintenance chores no longer building up on your to-do list, but simple tasks can often be requested from the comfort of your own home. Opt in for housekeeping services and maybe let someone else do the laundry for a change. This will free up time to read a book, have dinner with friends, or simply take a short nap. Independent senior living provides this type of freedom - there are no schedules to keep or activities you are not interested in participating in. 

Fantastic Food Options

When you really don’t feel like heading out to a restaurant, it is nice to know you can order in and have culinary delights delivered. Conversely, it is fun to take advantage of having great eateries nearby, where you can enjoy meeting up with neighbors for a drink, or sharing a meal with friends and famil

The Value of Friends

Socializing is an important part of mental health and brain health for everyone. Being around friends, laughing, and generally having a good time releases dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin. These are all critical for fighting depression and enhancing attention, learning ability, and motivation. Independent living provides a great way for loved ones to support each other and spend time together, keeping the blues at bay.

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

It’s never too late to learn something new, discover a hidden talent or build on a long forgotten hobby. Learning facts, skills, and games all help your brain create neural pathways, which help improve memory and cognitive behavior. Join an art class, book club, or exercise class - attend lectures and learn from guest speakers. There are endless possibilities for expanding your world through learning.

Safety First

One of the most common reasons seniors choose to live in an independent senior living community is for increased safety. Whether due to personal risk from personal decline or increased fear of external factors, living in a protected community provides priceless peace of mind for seniors and their family members. Just knowing there is medical staff nearby and around-the-clock security in case something happens is huge - because you just never know exactly what the future holds.

The Virginian

In sum, whether you are most concerned about independent living floor plan choices, dietary preferences, extracurricular activities, or increased safety, The Virginian might be the perfect place for you.  Consider visiting our unique residences where you can be perfectly poised to  take advantage of everything senior life has to offer!

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