February is Senior Independence Month, when we celebrate and empower seniors to live autonomous, independent lives doing what they love. One of the best lifestyle choices a senior can make while maintaining their independence is moving into a senior living community. Senior living at St. Anthony’s gives aging adults the perfect balance of freedom and support.
Our residents can continue living an active lifestyle while receiving assistance with the chores and responsibilities that are becoming more of a burden. We believe independent living is the best choice for every senior who can live autonomously, and Kansas City seniors agree that St. Anthony’s is the place to be!
Is independent living right for you or your loved one? Here are seven advantages to joining an independent living community like St. Anthony’s:
1. Decreased Housework
Independent living means all the freedom without all the responsibilities. As you age, household chores and maintenance can become more difficult and tiresome. If you experience them as you age, mobility issues can make housework more of a chore. Let us honor your decades of hard work by handling these for you!
At St. Anthony’s, maintenance and landscaping are taken care of for you, plus access to around-the-clock concierge services as needed. In independent living, you don’t have to sweat the small stuff!
2. Built-in Community
One of the greatest benefits of an independent living community is the people surrounding you. Older adults may find it harder to get out and about these days, and retirement can be naturally isolating if you don’t actively seek opportunities to build relationships.
When you choose independent living, your community is right outside your front door! You’re surrounded by like-minded peers who are just as eager to make new friends. Of course, the community doesn’t stop there. We ensure our independent living residents at St. Anthony’s always have an abundance of fun activities to fill their days.
Some of our independent living residents’ favorite activities include:
- Board/card games
- Daily happy hours
- Bible studies and regular Mass services
- Resident-led clubs, like cooking or sewing
- Getting a manicure at the All Saints Salon & Spa
- Special performances from local musicians
- Activities around Kansas City, from shopping to fine dining and more
3. Financial Simplicity
Say goodbye to keeping track of monthly bills and expenses — your rent payment in independent living is all-inclusive! This means that instead of paying multiple utility bills, homeowners insurance, cable TV, Internet, housekeeping and maintenance fees, and your mortgage or rent, all of this is covered for you in a single monthly payment. This makes keeping your finances in order a breeze at St. Anthony’s!
4. Chef-Prepared Meals
While every independent living apartment at St. Anthony’s comes equipped with a full-size kitchen, you don’t need to worry about cooking every single meal yourself! All independent living residents get 20 chef-prepared meals at St. Elizabeth’s Bistro every month — and brunch every Sunday —included in their rent! And if you’re interested in even more, we can work that in too!
All meals at St. Elizabeth’s Bistro are chef-prepared and dietician-approved, ensuring you get five-star quality with all the health benefits you need to remain strong and healthy. Our chefs also consider any necessary dietary requirements to make sure each resident has access to delicious food that accommodates their needs! Click here to view a sample weekly menu.
5. All the Amenities You Need (and More!)
At St. Anthony’s, we take amenities to luxurious new heights! In addition to gorgeous oversized apartments and the best dining experience around, our independent living amenities include:
- Wifi and HD Cable TV
- Underground parking and chauffeur services
- Happy hours, library, and activities
- On-site, fully-equipped fitness center
- Haircuts, color, and styling services
- Manicures and pedicures
- Daily Mass and spiritual services at our chapel
- Gorgeous visitation gardens
- Spacious apartments with panoramic views of Kansas City
- In-unit washer and dryer
- A cozy fireplace
- Stainless steel appliances
Although you have the freedom to come and go as you please, we have a feeling you won’t care to leave very often! St. Anthony’s is reimagined senior living.
6. Safety and Security
We take our residents’ care and safety seriously at St. Anthony’s. Our gated community ensures you are always protected, but safety doesn’t stop there! The very structure of our building and resident apartments ensures residents’ safety and comfort at all times, with elevator access to all floors and amenities. We also offer single-level apartments and oversized bathrooms with walk-in showers. We want our residents to live worry-free lives without being concerned about falls and injuries. And if an extra hand is needed, our trained medical staff is always ready to assist.
7. Support When You Need It
We understand care needs can change in senior living, and our hope is to make transitioning to increased care support as smooth as possible. When living independently is no longer feasible, we are here to help our residents adjust and move to assisted living or Memory Care when the time is right.
Sometimes, these care needs can even occur while remaining in independent living, such as additional housekeeping support! Whatever your needs are, let us help you find a way to balance your independence with the loving care you deserve.
Come Experience Life’s Next Adventure at St. Anthony’s!
Your active lifestyle doesn’t end where senior living begins — in fact, it’s just getting started! We invite seniors one and all to join the St. Anthony’s family. Our residents and staff are eager to welcome you home. Get in touch with us to schedule a tour!