Independent living communities today resemble high-end, five-star resorts, catering to the needs and preferences of the adults who live there. Communities focus on customer service and hospitality, as well as amenities and services that contribute to a vibrant and active lifestyle. Independent living amenities and services are often a big selling point to the retirement community lifestyle, and it’s no wonder why. These extra perks make life more convenient and create the ideal environment that supports health and wellness goals.
At The Arbor Company, independent living amenities are designed based on what our residents are asking for and what they need to enhance their lifestyles. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect in any of Arbor’s independent living communities.
What Are Independent Living Amenities?
Though amenities and services vary from community to community, one thing is true no matter where you are: The amenities and services should be designed to free up your time so that you can spend more of your day doing what you love and to help you meet your wellness goals.
Our independent living amenities and services contribute to the maintenance-free, active, and vibrant lifestyle Arbor residents enjoy every day. Whether it’s sharing a meal with friends in the dining room, taking a group yoga class to work on balance, or meeting step goals on the walking paths outside, amenities and services at Arbor communities make life that much better.
Fitness Center and Group Fitness Classes
Independent living amenities begin with state-of-the-art fitness centers. These fitness centers are more than just a room with a few treadmills and stationary bikes. Instead, fitness centers at Arbor Company independent living communities are bustling, busy places — often one of the most popular places on campus.
Residents can work out on their own or they can take part in a group fitness class, led by a knowledgeable instructor, with friends. Look for classes like yoga, tai chi, and more on the community’s schedule.
Exceptional Dining Experiences
While independent living community homes feature a full kitchen with modern upgrades, many residents choose to take advantage of the dining experiences on campus at least a few times per week. Arbor communities feature a flexible dining program that allows independent living residents to decide how many meals they want to enjoy in the community’s restaurant or bistro.
Choose from a grab-and-go option, such as a quick snack before book club, or a restaurant-style meal in the dining room with neighbors. No matter what you choose, you’ll find something delicious that meets your dietary goals.
There’s nothing like taking a deep breath of fresh air and feeling the sunshine on your skin, which is why Arbor’s independent living amenities always include plenty of shared outdoor spaces. Communities feature paved walking paths, lush landscaping, and patios or gazebos. Some communities have raised garden beds, rocking chairs on the porch, or fire pits where residents can enjoy a late-night conversation and nightcap.
Health and Wellness Support
At The Arbor Company, we do our best to empower independent living residents to understand the keys to healthy aging and to take charge of their wellness. Communities feature wellness centers staffed with an on-site nurse during regular business hours, as well as events such as health fairs where local vendors can get to know residents.
Residents at Arbor independent living communities can also find on-site physical and occupational therapy. Therapists are there to follow doctors’ orders, and residents don’t have to travel to a clinic to receive their follow-up care.
Pubs and Game Rooms
Social connection is one of the benefits of independent living, and what better way to connect with friends than while drinking a cocktail, playing a favorite game, or watching a favorite team? The shared spaces in every Arbor independent living community were designed to bring residents together over shared experiences, and you’ll find that concept in action at the community pub, sports lounge, or game room.
Whether you enjoy playing pool, shuffleboard, or poker, you’ll find a space to do it at any Arbor community. Even better: You’ll find a neighbor ready to play with you.
Life Enrichment Events
One of the best senior living amenities is the busy and fun events calendar. Arbor Company communities feature friendly Life Enrichment departments, staffed with team members who get to know what residents enjoy and then create an event calendar to support those preferences. Events are happening daily, from an Elvis Happy Hour complete with an impersonator and peanut butter and banana sandwiches in the pub to an impressionist painting workshop in the craft room. Don’t see something you like? Tell the team your preferences, and they will do their best to get something on the upcoming calendar.
What Matters to You?
Of course, there are more independent senior living amenities and services waiting for you to enjoy. From scheduled transportation to housekeeping visits to laundry services, you’ll find everything you need to live a maintenance-free lifestyle in an Arbor Company community. Learn more about independent living and what to expect by visiting our Everything You Need to Know About Independent Living page.