When the time comes for you to retire, you may find yourself needing more community and support in your day-to-day life. But you also may not require the level of support you would get in a senior care facility or through assisted living. So what are your options for senior living?
Independent living allows you to enjoy support and community with all the freedom and autonomy you enjoy now, plus plenty of amenities you don’t currently have!
What is Independent Living?
Independent living is a senior living lifestyle for older adults who don’t require medical or day-to-day support. Seniors often move to independent living when they’re looking to downsize and simplify their lives without sacrificing their active lifestyle and independence.
Independent Living at St. Anthony’s
It’s exciting to join our thriving community, where our residents truly feel at home in the heart of Kansas City. Here are just a few reasons our independent living residents love calling St. Anthony’s home:
1. Built-in Community
We take community seriously at St. Anthony’s! Our residents and staff enjoy our family-like atmosphere, rooted in support and love. With the regular friendships of a 9-to-5 job behind you, and with children raised and out of the home, retirement can feel lonely and isolating. Trying to find a routine that works for you and fills your days when you’re alone in your home can be jarring. Fortunately, senior living communities like St. Anthony’s surround residents with love, fellowship, and plenty of exciting activities so you’ll never feel bored or lonely!
Although we provide a full life enrichment calendar for our residents, we find that many of them grow friendships and micro-communities beyond our planned events, like cooking clubs and board game groups. Independent living is what you make it, and our residents make it a lot of fun!
2. Luxurious Amenities
With a foundation of community and family to build upon, St. Anthony’s provides the best amenities senior living can offer! Even though residents of independent living have the freedom to enjoy whatever lifestyle they prefer and get off campus as often as they’d like, we find they tend to keep busy on our campus. Some of our residents’ favorite amenities include:
- Daily happy hours at St. Peter’s Pub
- An on-site fitness and wellness center
- Mass and spiritual care at St. Anthony’s Chapel
- Pampering at All Saints Salon and Spa
- Strolling through the Visitation Gardens
- A rich calendar of activities every month!
Of course, for those residents who do enjoy regular jaunts out into Kansas City, we have underground parking to keep vehicles safe and warm, plus chauffeur service for added convenience.
3. Spacious Apartments
One of the biggest obstacles keeping older adults from moving into a senior living community like St. Anthony’s is not wanting to say goodbye to the family home. This can be a very emotional and sensitive time, even if downsizing is the right choice. We seek to make this transition as smooth as possible by providing beautiful apartments to feel right at home quickly.
Our spacious independent living apartments all come with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of Kansas City, full kitchens with stainless steel appliances, oversized bathrooms with walk-in showers, in-unit washer and dryer, and a cozy fireplace for those chilly winter nights. With five different floor plans ranging from 600 to 1100 square feet, we have the perfect apartment ready to welcome you home.
4. Unparalleled Support
Just because you’re living independently doesn’t mean you have to live without support. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! You may not need the constant care of a resident in memory support or help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like a resident in assisted living, but you are not without needs of your own. We’re here to support you however we can at St. Anthony’s! In addition to a 24/7 Concierge service and the option to add housekeeping or additional meals to your independent living package, our staff is always available to talk and help create a plan for any needs you may have.
If the time comes when independent living is no longer practical for you, being a resident of St. Anthony’s makes it even easier to seek additional support and make the transition to assisted living.
Choosing Independent Living: Questions to Ask Yourself
If you’re considering independent living, here are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding if it is the right choice for you:
- Do I struggle to keep up with the chores and maintenance of my own home?
- Am I looking for a community of fellow seniors to enjoy life with?
- Would I prefer less cooking and more chef-prepared meals?
- Am I concerned about future care needs that may require additional support?
- Does downsizing for a simpler life sound appealing?
- Are my finances prepared for Independent Living?
- Do I like the idea of everything I need being available within walking distance of my home?
- Am I sometimes bored or lonely and looking for something to do?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, independent living might be for you! We’d love to answer any questions you may have about independent living at St. Anthony’s, so give us a call to schedule a tour. We’re confident you will love it here and we can’t wait to welcome you home!