MYTH: moving into a retirement living community is for seniors who need extra care. 

TRUTH: living in a VRS retirement community means support with home maintenance, quality services, daily activities, delicious food, and a sense of community. 

While it is true that retirement living communities include staff and services specifically catered to healthy aging, that doesn’t necessarily mean that those communities and services are only available, or needed, by those who need care.

Here are 5 reasons why retirement living is great for all seniors, not just those in need of care:  

Opportunities for Active Seniors Living 

If you are currently living an active senior’s lifestyle and think that moving to a retirement living community means resigning to “getting old”, think again. One of the biggest benefits of living at a VRS retirement community is having daily scheduled recreational activities that are physical, cognitive, social, and much more. Being active and staying active on your own terms is a key part of retirement living communities. The staff and amenities included in seniors living are here to support that. 

The Delicious Food in Retirement Living Communities

While each suite has a kitchenette to make your own snacks and quick meals, VRS seniors communities offers three freshly-prepared, homestyle meals a day. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in VRS dining rooms with your peers. With delicious meals such as Wiener schnitzel, pork tenderloin, and butter chicken, you’ll have to make sure to remember to save room for dessert!  Dietary needs are always considered and meals are modified as requested. If you are not feeling up to joining everyone for dinner, in-suite meals are also available. 

Retirement Living means Living in Community 

Living at a VRS senior and retirement community lets you live independently, while still providing lots of opportunities to connect with a community and peers. All your neighbours are around in the same place in life – the perfect conditions for new friendships to naturally grow. Take a walk in the neighbourhood with other residents, challenge a friend to a game of pool or shuffleboard, or check out some of the special monthly events planned by residents and staff at a VRS retirement community. 

Retirement Living Encourages a Low-Maintenance Lifestyle 

Retirement living means no more shovelling snow, lawn maintenance, housekeeping or cleaning gutters and windows. Living in a VRS retirement living community is an opportunity to be free of household chores! Say goodbye to dishes with 3 square meals provided for you and hello to more time to enjoy doing what you love. 

Retirement Communities Ensure Safety and Security 

Even though you may not need the extra care, VRS has staff available 24 hours a day to help with anything they can at all locations. Having assistance at retirement living communities means someone is there for support when you do need it so you and your loved ones don’t need to worry. 

If you’re looking for a seniors retirement community that offers a variety of recreational activities, VRS is here for you. Feel free to contact us to inquire if we offer assisted living services at specific locations. Call 604.731.1020 or click here to find a warm and friendly VRS independent seniors community in your area.