St. Anthony's Senior Living

What is Independent Living and Is it Right for Me?

St. Anthony’s independent living apartments offer residents the opportunity to enjoy their way of life without the work of maintaining a large home. From lugging around a vacuum, climbing the stairs five times a day, working on yard work, and managing all the little details, caring for a home can easily become overwhelming.

While a home can be a place of many memories, maintenance can also become burdensome. For many reasons, Kansas City residents choose St. Anthony’s to continue living an exciting life in a vibrant independent living community.

What is independent living, and is it right for you? Keep reading to learn more about the luxurious realities of independent living and how to know if making the move is the right decision for you.

What is Independent Living?

Imagine your own perfectly-sized place in a community of similarly aged people interested in the same things you are. You’re able to go about your daily life enjoying the activities and hobbies you’ve always liked. You meet up with friends to eat lunch. You can join in on a church service. Maybe you even spend time in a group activity like painting, a pool tournament, or even a wine tasting! Even better, you can enjoy all that without the nagging of a mile-long home maintenance to-do list.

Independent living communities are designed with everything in mind a senior may desire. Here, you can experience independent living without the isolation or pressures of owning your own home.

While independent living is a good fit for those who have the ability to care for themselves, assisted living is for seniors who can no longer safely live on their own because of physical or mental limitations. In assisted living communities, seniors enjoy 24/7 care and assistance with life’s daily activities while still enjoying a private or semi-private home.

At St. Anthony’s we are proud to offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. If the need arises, making the transition to a living arrangement with greater care is comfortable and seamless for everyone involved. Shifting into a different model of care is simplified.

Is Independent Living Right for Me?

What is independent living? Independent living communities are designed to feel and function like your own private residence — but while allowing senior residents opportunities to participate in fun activities, social get-togethers and so much more.

Making the move to an independent living community like St. Anthony’s takes thoughtful consideration. The easiest thing to do is come and visit. You’ll see firsthand what it’s like to enjoy luxury residential living without all the cares of homeownership. You can even enjoy one of our delicious, chef-inspired meals! You may also want to reach out to friends residing in independent living communities already. They’ll be able to give you a clear picture of what it’s like.

People choose independent living for many reasons. Independent living may be the right choice if you:

  • Live well on your own, but like the idea of a few luxury perks
  • Wish to quit caring for an entire property
  • Want to spend more time with your peers
  • Think it’s exciting to enjoy hobbies and learn about new interests with others
  • Desire a built-in support network
  • Dream of living near loved ones, but don’t want to buy a home
  • Want to make a move where care is readily available if you need it later on

What is Independent Living Like at St. Anthony’s?

An amenity-rich community in an amazing area? If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll find it at St. Anthony’s. Nestled in charming Brookside, our residents enjoy the convenience of some of Kansas City’s finest nearby restaurants and shopping at their leisure. Just minutes south of the Country Club Plaza, and not far from the suburbs, Brookside is a lovely neighborhood for countless reasons.

Inside our independent living quarters, you’ll find delightful sunrooms on each floor as residents relax and read the daily paper. Residents may enjoy the fitness center, salon, community garden, dog park, library, restaurant, or pub as they desire. Residents of any religious background can choose to partake in daily mass at our on-site chapel. You’ll also find non-denominational services and Pastoral Sacraments. Living in a faith-based community certainly has its rewards.

Independent living at St. Anthony’s is rich with opportunity. Sundays may be spent with brunch and mass, followed by a beautiful musical performance. During the week, residents may choose to go on a group shopping trip, play bridge or gin rummy, head out to a Royals game or enjoy a moment of relaxation with manicures and mimosas. Residents choose to join in or take on their own tasks as they please. And meals are a delight, with chef-driven menus and options to please every appetite.

For a night out, many residents enjoy the nearby Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, T-Mobile Center, Starlight Theatre, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Inside these beautifully designed independent living apartments are a number of fantastic features, including:

  • Spacious one or two bedrooms
  • Full kitchen and washer/dryer in unit
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Stunning views from top floors
  • Fireplaces
  • Individual temperature control
  • Walk-in showers
  • Walk-in closets in select apartments

St. Anthony’s has cultivated a thriving culture with small-town charm. Our community is gated for complete peace of mind. Here, you’ll find a warm atmosphere where residents are treated like family.

Moving into independent living might be the change you need in your life. Letting go of all the stressors of maintaining a home and having more time to enjoy the things (and people!) you love can be a wonderful experience. Learn more about Independent Living at St. Anthony’s and discover a community that will soon feel like home.