Top Amenities To Look for in an Independent Living Community

Dec 16, 2022 | Senior Living Resources

Are you ready to retire the way you’ve always dreamed about? Everyone has different needs and desires, but one aspect of aging that remains consistent across the board is that priorities evolve.

You may be an active older adult looking forward to leaving homeownership behind to focus on pursuing passions you never had time for. Or you may be looking ahead, anticipating changes that may emphasize more health care at the forefront of your plans.

In both cases, moving to an independent living community can help you achieve your goals. To do so, however, it’s important to find a senior living community that offers amenities and services that fit your desired lifestyle.

Residents and their families find an array of convenient amenities at East Ridge at Cutler Bay that provide comfort and make living easy. Learn everything you need to know about independent living communities, the amenities you should look for, and see how our community stands out from other senior living options, below.

What is an independent living community?

Independent living communities are designed for older adults who are active and want to spend less time worrying about the everyday stresses of home maintenance and more time on having a social life. These adults don’t need regular care or assistance with activities of daily living. 

At East Ridge at Cutler Bay, our independent living community includes a lifestyle of  engaging activities, wellness programs, lifelong learning classes, and the ability to connect with other people who are in their same age group and who share common interests.

Independent living at our community comes with the freedom for residents to choose how they live each day. Whether you prefer staying in or venturing out, there’s something for everyone. Some of our most popular independent living amenities included in our monthly fee are:

  • Chef-prepared meals in private or community dining rooms
  • State-of-the-art fitness center and wellness programs
  • Heated outdoor pool and water fitness classes
  • Full-service beauty salon and barbershop
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds and walking paths
  • Library and resource center
  • Creative arts studio and crafts room

What are the benefits of moving to an independent living community?

You’ve just learned many of the wonderful amenities that come with an independent living lifestyle at East Ridge at Cutler Bay. But at our Life Plan Community, we also provide countess lifestyle advantages, including:

  • Maintenance-free living, with all indoor, outdoor, and seasonal maintenance provided

  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • Paid utilities (except phone and internet)
  • 24-hour security
  • Scheduled transportation
  • A variety of floor plans, featuring one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and even three-bedroom garden home residences
  • Type A LifeCare contract living option, making it easier to receive a full continuum of health care services and protect your finances, if your needs ever change.

In general, the overall benefits of independent living communities are:

  • A dramatic decrease in household chores and maintenance
  • Concierge-style amenities and services at your fingertips
  • Access to on-site levels of care
  • A lifestyle that promotes new friendships, discovering new hobbies – and most importantly – living worry-free

Four important amenities to look for in independent living

Now that you have a better understanding of what makes independent living so fruitful, you can start planning your future. We believe that you should prioritize these four core attributes when searching for the right senior living community for you. The good news is, East Ridge at Cutler Bay has them all.

  • Accessible, low-maintenance living options.
    Will you be provided with enough space and everything you’ll need to feel right at home?
  • Life-enriching programs.
    Check out a community’s activities calendar to see what types of diverse classes and events are offered.
  • A focus on wellness.

Are nutrition and fitness prioritized throughout the community?

  • A full continuum of care.

If your health declines, will you be able to receive on-site care like assisted living or memory care?

Retire in style at East Ridge at Cutler Bay.

Live on your own terms and reap the benefits of services and amenities that make each day worry-free. At our community, the opportunities to live life to the fullest are right at your fingertips. Discover independent living your way in Cutler Bay, Florida.