MYTH #5: I’ll be bored at a Senior Living Community

FACT: No, you’ll be amazed.

There’s a lot more to life at a senior living community. Our lifestyle team develops hundreds of fun, intellectually stimulating seminars plus a variety of physical wellness classes a month. You’ll have so many opportunities to be active, engaged and socially connected every day.

That’s important. Numerous studies have shown that older people experiencing isolation and loneliness experience higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, depression and dementia. But those who who are socially active, according to a recent Harvard Medical School study, are more likely to have:

• Higher levels of physical energy
• Decreased risk of depression
• Greater life expectancy

Bottom line? Living in the right senior living community will provide the social engagement and life-enriching activities that can improve your overall health and even add quality years to your life!

At a community like Friendship Village, there’s always something to engage in throughout the day. For some, that could be tending a garden, attending a lecture and relaxing in the hot tub. For others, it could be dinner parties, yoga classes and movie nights.

On our 60-acre campus, you can take advantage of our state-of-the-art Fitness Center with certified instructors. Go for a swim at the Aquatic Center, which features an Olympic-sized indoor pool. Join classes and resident-run clubs for every interest under the sun. We also offer five dining venues, rewarding social activities and trips, and wellness programming – so much to fill your calendar with. And it’s easy to meet friendly people who share your interests.

Now’s the time to get set for a delightful and rewarding life at Chicagoland’s premier Life Plan Community. Life truly is better among friends.

Hear firsthand from residents Kathie and Laurie on what changed their minds about senior living communities.