The Right Time To Move Into A Retirement Community

To request an information kit about Lasell Village, please call (617) 663-7044.

When is the right time to move into a retirement community? Many seniors struggle with this dilemma, and there isn’t really a “right” answer that applies to everyone. In fact, the decision is an extremely personal one, a decision that couples sometimes can’t even agree on.

Below are some factors to consider when deciding whether it’s the right time for you to move into a retirement community.

Worry-Free Living
One of the main benefits of a retirement community is the worry-free living. No more home maintenance and repairs, yardwork, shoveling, or housekeeping. If home ownership has become more of a job than a joy, moving into a retirement community could be the answer. At Lasell Village, you won’t have to lift a finger! But as a bonus, we have “weather-free” walkways, a raised-bed gardening area, and many outside seating areas, so that you can still enjoy the outdoors whenever you choose.

If you’re tired of cooking for yourself every day, you’ll enjoy the meals that are provided at a retirement community. At Lasell Village, all of our units have full-size kitchens, but we also have a dining room (with wait staff), a café, and the option of take-out meals. So, you can cook for pleasure, not out of necessity.

Retirement communities can offer built-in socializing. Community living provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends. This support system can be especially helpful if you’re new to the area, have recently lost a spouse, or have been feeling isolated in your own home.

At Lasell Village, we offer a range of events, activities, and outings each month. And, as part of our commitment to lifelong learning, our residents can enroll in classes with degree-seeking students at Lasell University and also attend lectures and events presented by Lasell University faculty and other residents.

Healthcare Safety Net
A retirement community can offer a healthcare safety net, just in case you need it. At Lasell Village, as part of the monthly fee for independent living, our residents receive up to 60 hours of care per year from our on-site wellness center and can pay for additional hours as needed. As a continuing care retirement community, we also offer care through Lasell Studios (supportive living) and Lasell House (a 38-bed rehab and skilled nursing facility).

Moving into a retirement community could be one of the best decisions you’ll make in your life. The vast majority of residents at Lasell Village say that they wish they’d decided to make the move sooner. If you’re considering moving into a retirement community, we’d love to talk with you!

For more information about Lasell Village, or to request an information kit, please call (617) 663-7044.

Please note: Lasell Village is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just 11 miles from downtown Boston. We’re a pet-friendly retirement community (we accept dogs and cats).

See related topics:
A Good Fit: Choosing A Retirement Community
The Right Time To Move Into A Retirement Community
Independent Living vs Supportive Living
Supported Living vs Skilled Nursing Care
Retirement Community vs CCRC

“I came to Lasell seeking an adventure: a chance to meet interesting and warm-hearted people, to explore areas of interest that hadn’t made it into my life, and to enjoy good food without having to prepare it every night. My expectations have been more than fulfilled. I never lack for stimulating and caring friends, concerts and lectures, a vast array of classes, including but not limited to Shakespeare, genetics, history and politics, studio art, and physical fitness, all just a short walk from my door. Every night, the dinner menu includes eleven entrées, an assortment of salads, soups and sides, plus a wide choice of desserts, from the healthy to the decadent. And any time you just want to be alone with a book, some music, or your beloved pet, no one will intrude. You feel embraced by this community, but not smothered—just what I was hoping to find.”

—Maud C
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