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Making the decision to move to a retirement community can feel challenging, but waiting too long can mean missing out on incredible benefits that enhance your quality of life. At Friends House Retirement Community, we often hear from residents who say they wish they had made the move sooner. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait to make Friends House your home.

A Real-Life Example:

Libby and her husbandLibby, a resident of Friends House, shared her own experience of initially deciding to stay in her home with her husband a bit longer after touring Friends House with their grown daughter. That evening, her daughter said:

“Mom, you can wait 3-5 years to enjoy your home, but it may just be one year too late. It’s so much better to move when you feel healthy and can enjoy the activities and new friends.”

Taking this to heart, Libby and her husband put down a deposit on their current home at Friends House the very next morning. Reflecting on their decision, she says, “After 4 years, we are still so happy to be here at Friends House and have never looked back.”



7 Benefits of Moving Sooner:

Enhanced Social Connections

Research from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) indicates that social relationships significantly impact mental and physical health. Strong social ties are associated with lower risks of depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline. Living at Friends House means being part of a welcoming and inclusive community. Our residents form deep, meaningful relationships and enjoy daily opportunities to socialize through various clubs, activities, and events.

Health and Wellness

According to the World Health Organization, regular physical activity and a balanced diet can significantly increase life expectancy by reducing the risk of chronic diseases. With access to top-notch healthcare services, fitness programs, and nutritious meal options, residents can prioritize their health and well-being. Early movers can take full advantage of these resources to maintain and even improve their health.

Active Lifestyle

Engaging in physical activities, such as yoga, hiking, and gardening, has been shown to maintain and even improve physical and cognitive functions in older adults. Our community offers a wide range of activities, from yoga and gardening to Qi Gong and hiking. By moving sooner, you can start participating in these activities and stay active, which is essential for a fulfilling and meaningful lifestyle. We also offer numerous volunteer opportunities, allowing residents to give back and engage with the wider community. We also offer numerous volunteer opportunities, allowing residents to give back and engage with the wider community.

Peace of Mind

Knowing that healthcare and support services are readily available brings immense peace of mind. At Friends House, we provide comprehensive healthcare options and 24/7 support to ensure that you or your loved ones receive the care they need, whenever they need it. This assurance allows residents and their families to focus on enjoying life without the constant worry about health emergencies or finding immediate care.

Engaging Environment

A fulfilling and engaging lifestyle, with regular social and cultural activities, has been linked to better mental health and longevity.  Friends House is not just a place to live; it’s a place to thrive. With a calendar full of events, educational workshops, and cultural experiences, there’s always something new things to learn. People who move here are always looking for increased knowledge, and they are often impressed with the idea that we have so much going on that they could learn something new.

Convenient Amenities

On-site amenities like fitness centers, libraries, and dining facilities contribute significantly to the quality of life and convenience for older adults. Enjoy the convenience of on-site amenities such as a library, fitness center, Dining Room, and bistro. Moving sooner allows you to fully integrate these conveniences into your daily routine.

Community Support

Studies show that community support programs significantly enhance the emotional and social well-being of residents in retirement communities. Friends House prides itself on being a supportive community. Residents who move earlier can build a network of friends and neighbors who provide emotional support and camaraderie. One of our hallmark programs is Friends of Health Care, a volunteer program where the Independent Living residents visit the Long-Term Care residents, which fosters strong connections and support within our community.


Don’t Wait, Make the Move Today

Libby is just one of many residents who encourage new members to join the Friends House community sooner rather than later. The benefits of moving earlier are clear, from improved health and social connections to greater peace of mind and an active, engaging lifestyle.

If you’re considering a move to a Life Plan community, don’t delay. Reach out to us at Friends House Retirement Community and start your journey to a more fulfilling and enriched life today.

We hope this blog inspires those considering a move to understand the tremendous benefits of joining our community sooner. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at Friends House Retirement Community.


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