Why Seniors in Arizona Are Retiring to Luxury Senior Living Communities
If you currently live in Arizona, you already know why it’s an ideal retirement spot. The Grand Canyon State boasts breathtaking national parks, plentiful golf courses, beautiful weather, superb healthcare and is considered one of the most tax-friendly states for retirees.
If you’re sold on retiring in Arizona — who wouldn’t be after that list of benefits? — and you’re now looking at your senior living options, you may have come across some that call themselves luxury senior living communities.
At this point, you might be wondering two things: how this type of community and its resort-style amenities differs from other types of senior living communities, and why you should choose to live in one.
What is a luxury senior living community?
Senior living communities actually come in many different shapes and sizes: condos, townhomes, single-family homes, apartments and more. They may be 55-plus or 62-plus.
Some may offer only independent living, while others may offer part or all of the full continuum of care, which includes assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and memory care.
Many luxury retirement communities feature different types of contracts that require an entrance fee and a monthly service fee, or they may require monthly rent.
However, no matter how they vary in those ways, all luxury senior living communities have one thing in common: They’re all designed to surpass traditional expectations of senior living.
Usually, a luxury senior living community will feature an exceptional approach to comfort, hospitality and wellness, generally with its well-appointed residences and resort-style amenities.
Residences may include modern appliances and high-end finishes, private balconies, with all the attendant conveniences such as twice-monthly linen service, weekly housekeeping, 24-hour security, and concierge services.
And while resort-style amenities vary from community to community, you can expect to find:
- Remarkable dining — Luxury senior living communities typically offer multiple restaurant-style dining venues, along with a culinary team that creates diverse menus and prepares from-scratch daily dishes.
- Whole-person wellness — You want a senior living community to focus on your overall health and well-being so you can continue to enjoy your independent lifestyle. As one of the most important resort-style amenities to look for, choose a community that embraces all the dimensions of wellness, and that have amenities like a pool, spa and fitness center.
- Activities with joy and purpose — Each day at a senior living community should be an opportunity for delight and meaning. If you’re planning to visit a particular community, or if you’ve started your research online, look for the community’s calendar of activities. Check their list of activities and clubs against your own hobbies, interests and passions. If you’re an avid reader, do they have a book club? If you enjoy taking adult education classes or attending speaker sessions, do they have lifelong learning opportunities? If you’re social, or very much want to improve your social life, do they offer regular Happy Hours or game nights?
- Hospitality — One category that can’t be overlooked is the quality and dedication of the team members working at a senior living community. They’re the committed individuals who deliver those resort-style amenities and services that let you feel as if you’re living in a 5-star hotel. Ask to sit down with the executive chef and sample one of the meals. Ask to attend a fitness class or activity and talk with the lifestyle director or director of life enrichment. Speak with the concierge. Tour the levels of care available and meet with the director of health services. And of course, chat with the executive director.
You deserve luxury senior living — and you deserve Robson Reserve at Pebble Creek
You have many choices in Arizona when it comes to retirement communities. But if you’re looking for luxury senior living communities in the Sun Lakes area, you’ll find one absolutely unbeatable choice: Robson Reserve at Pebble Creek.
We invite you to discover for yourself what makes Robson Reserve so remarkable. To get started, simply contact us to learn more or to set up your personal visit.