What is Independent Living?

Independent_living_SavannahIf you spend any time at all looking at retirement living, you’ll likely see the term Independent Living numerous times. So what does it mean? In general, Independent Living is designed for seniors who are capable, physically and mentally, of living independently, but are looking for services and amenities to enhance their retirement.Retirement communities are different and the services offered in Independent Living can vary from place to place. At John-Wesley Villas of Savannah, some of the services we offer in independent living are limousine transportation, all meals and snacks, and housekeeping and laundry services.Independent living is all about choice, and the more choices you have, the better! Many of our independent residents still drive, but they can CHOOSE to take our limousine to the doctor’s office and avoid parking hassles. They may like to make their own lunch, but CHOOSE to eat in our dining room and avoid doing the dishes. They can spend the day in their apartment, visit in the common rooms with friends, or CHOOSE to take advantage of one of our many  planned activities.If a retiree can live independently, why would they choose a retirement community? There are many wonderful reasons to live in a community like John-Wesley Villas. Some people like communal living for the companionship. Others like the thought of knowing that help is just down the hallway. Playing cards, debating local politics, trying a new recipe and sharing it with a neighbor, these are just a few of the things we witness every week at John-Wesley Villas.Independent Living is available, as well as Assisted Living and short-term Recuperative Care. To learn more about the retirement options and the differences between them, come by for a tour or call us at (912) 303-7030.