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Good things come to those who wait, or so they say. And while patience is a virtue, there are many times in life when waiting for “good things” doesn’t necessarily increase your happiness. In fact, when it comes to moving into senior living, it’s better to do it sooner rather than later, says Wayne Vinson, Sales Leader at The Village at Gainesville, a senior living rental community that offers independent living, assisted living and memory support.

“A spectacular senior lifestyle is something that, personally, I feel retirees should embrace as soon as possible,” he says. “Many of our residents at The Village at Gainesville tell us that they wish they’d moved here sooner than they did. These days, senior living is designed for adults who want to experience their retirement years to the fullest. They are exciting, vibrant and engaging places that are filled with everything an older adult wants now – and will need later. When you chose to move into senior living while you’re still healthy, active and independent, you reap all sorts of benefits and very few negatives.”

Wayne says that these “young” seniors get the best of both worlds when they move to senior living. They enjoy freedom, autonomy and everything the community has to offer today, while gaining peace of mind for their future health needs, knowing that they can more safely age in place and not have to move.

“We know that a lot of retirees say they won’t move into senior living until it’s completely necessary, but this can actually cause more stress and heartache,” he explains. “Not only does it cause logistical issues, but it transforms the move into a negative thing, starting you off on the wrong foot. My staff and I always do our best to encourage potential residents to plan to move well before it’s ‘needed’ so they can start living the good life sooner rather than later.”

In other words, he says, it’s never too early to move into senior living.

“Even if you’re active and independent, moving into a community like The Village at Gainesville has so many benefits,” he says. “The Baby Boomers have totally turned senior living on its head in the best possible way. Today’s retirees have so much to enjoy: opportunity, health and fulfillment. I’m thrilled to say that senior living communities just like ours are doing everything we can to rise to the occasion and help retirees live their best lives possible.”

Senior Living: Why Wait?

Whether you’ve become an expert on senior living communities or if you’ve only started to dip your toe into the possibilities, it’s important to understand what benefits you will reap from moving into retirement living “early.” Here are just a few of the reasons why residents at The Village at Gainesville come to our community to live their retirement years:

You get to live retirement on your terms. When it comes to the perfect senior living community, choice is the name of the game. Waiting until you have to move into senior living means that you may have to make a choice under duress, which can cause you to choose a less-than-perfect community for your needs.  But, if you move to a community now, you are active, healthy and understand exactly what you want from your retirement years. That allows you to thoughtfully do your research, choose a community that fits you perfectly and lets you set a timeline that works for you. In other words, you’re in control – and that’s a beautiful thing.

You get to enjoy everything the community has to offer … longer. Senior living communities like The Village at Gainesville have so many services, amenities and benefits that let residents live a happy, fulfilling life. So why not take advantage of everything when you’re still young enough and healthy enough to enjoy life to the fullest? Moving “early” allows you to make your community a true home, enjoy everything it has to offer … and let you age in place so that, as your healthy needs grow, you have everything you need to age in comfort and style without disrupting the life you know and love.

It makes life easy. Most seniors have big plans for when they retire. What are yours? Whether it’s traveling the globe, visiting friends and family, learning a new skill or whatever else, most plans involve doing something involved and different. However, if you have a private home to care for, that eats up a lot of time and money. It also means worry if you end up traveling and have to hire a house- or pet-sitter while you’re gone. But at a senior living community, you can say goodbye to all those worries and chores. It’s a maintenance-free existence, meaning you don’t have to worry about your safety and security. It’s all taken care of.

It allows you to focus on the things that really matter. Moving into senior living while you’re younger and healthier allows you to devote more energy and time to your loved ones. Spending quality time with family is much more enjoyable when you don’t have to bother yourself with cleaning house or cooking meals. All your free time can be channeled into nurturing and cultivating the relationships that are important to you.

You’re able to live your best life. Senior living gives you more than just an awesome space to live. It also gives you the ability to design your lifestyle as you choose. Whether you’re starting a new career or trading in your old duties for things that give you pleasure, everything is designed to help you enjoy each day to the fullest. At The Village at Gainesville, we handle all the daily tasks so all you have to do is decide what you want to do – not what you have to do.

You give yourself the gift of aging well. Senior living communities like The Village at Gainesville make it easy for residents to live a lifestyle focused on wellness so they can stay healthy and age well, both now and in the future. For example, dining options have been designed to provide the very optimal nutrition (and deliciousness) that a senior needs. Lifelong learning opportunities give residents the opportunity to learn new skills or pursue old, favorite hobbies, helping keep minds elastic and flexible. Everything on campus is designed for one purpose: to help older adults live their best lives possible, now and in the future.

You gift yourself with peace of mind. Choosing a retirement community like The Village at Gainesville means that you’re investing in your future. Even if you’re active and healthy now, who knows what the future may bring? In our community, you can relax and breathe a sigh of relief, because no matter what your health needs can be cared for in the future. That means you and your family members don’t have to worry about what happens down the road. You’ll always have the opportunity to age comfortably in a place in the place you know and love.

A Legacy of Living Well

If you want the very best for your parent or loved one, consider The Village at Gainesville, a senior living rental community that offers independent living, assisted living and memory support. Contact us online or call us at 352-548-3507 o learn more about our variety of residential options.