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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, depending 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. When deciding on a community, 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 spend your time outside admiring the fall foliage or simply just staying warm inside. 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 let someone else do the laundry for a change. This frees up time to read a book, have dinner with friends, or enjoy your day however you please.

Independent living provides this type of freedom — there are no schedules to keep or chores to worry about. 

Fantastic Food Options

When you really don’t feel like heading out to a restaurant, it’s nice to know you can order in and have culinary delights delivered. And when you’re feeling up to it, it’s 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 family.

The Value of Friends
Socializing is an important part of both 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 offers a great way for older adults to keep the blues away, by supporting each other and spending time together. 

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 helps improve memory and cognitive behavior. Join an art class, book club, or exercise class. Attend lectures and learn from guest speakers. At The Virginian, you can join The Virginian Scholars Program to participate in local classes and get credits based on your attendance. 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 internal or external factors pose an increased risk, 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 can be a huge relief.

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In sum, whether you are curious about independent living floor plan choices, dining options, 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 retirement has to offer!

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