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Top 5 Benefits of Retirement Village Living

March 1, 2021 Caring Communities

Considering your lifestyle and changing needs requires much thought, planning and research when deciding where to live during your retirement, especially during a global pandemic. Maintaining an independent lifestyle or having assisted living services are some of the benefits of living in a retirement village, but the advantages go beyond that.

1. Safety

When you rest your head at night, having peace of mind that you’re in a safe and secure community is part of deciding where to live during your retirement years. At Parkland, our communities include:

  • A 24-hour staff presence
  • A 24-hour controlled interactive personal emergency call system
  • A generator for full power supply in case of emergency
  • A state-of-the-art fire and sprinkler system
  • Smoke detectors in all apartments
  • Grab bars in elevators and hallways
  • A smoke-free environment and more!
Staying safe during a global pandemic

To keep our communities safe during the pandemic, we have created a wide-ranging infection control plan. This includes enhanced cleaning protocols and screening for residents and team members, along with a detailed action plan to respond to any potential outbreaks. These protocols are in place to make sure residents can feel safe in their community during a time of great uncertainty.

2. Social life

Studies have shown that socialization lowers feelings of isolation and depression, while improving blood pressure and reducing risk of disease. Social life is key to an improved quality of life. At Parkland, we have designed our retirement communities with this in mind. Social activities range from music, dance and exercise classes to enjoying the games room, taking in a movie at the on-site theatre and socializing at the bar, and more. Activities are designed for both residents and visiting family and friends.

Keeping social during a global pandemic

Health and wellness are vital to residents’ happiness; we have crafted plans to ensure a variety of social activities continue to be offered safely during the pandemic. Spaces have been selected to ensure physical distancing. Additional wellness team members have been added to increase the variety and frequency of recreation options available.

3. Connection with family and friends

Keeping residents connected with loved ones, especially during a global pandemic, is a key factor to reducing stress, anxiety and worry. At Parkland, our communities are full of vibrant residents and staff who engage in positive social interactions. Additionally, finding creative ways to connect with family and friends is something we love to do. Advances in technology have allowed us to eliminate distance as a barrier to connection. Phone calls and video chats are a safe and excellent way to spend time together.

Find out more ways we are keeping you connected to your loved ones

4. Support and services

At Parkland, making sure your needs are at the forefront is at the heart of what we do. We offer wide-ranging services to keep you comfortable and feel at home during your retirement: 

  • Weekly maid service
  • Towel and bedding service
  • Concierge service at reception
  • Courtesy shuttle service
  • Postal service on-site
  • On-site care clinic
  • Exceptional dining
  • Wellness programming
  • Beautiful accommodations
  • 24/7 medical care

Learn more about Parkland’s services

  5. Low maintenance

Reducing your expenses and providing an easy monthly bill with few extras is one of the added benefits of living in a retirement village. Expenses like grocery shopping, property taxes, and rising utility bills are put to rest. At Parkland, the price that you see is the price you pay.

Learn more about making the decision to move to a retirement village