Change is scary – especially for a loved one who has lived in the same home for decades. A large share of those choosing a retirement community are singles who don’t think about it until the death of a spouse leaves them alone — but couples can benefit even more.
“Both couples and singles discover that a senior community keeps them more independent, with more support and enjoyment than if they stayed at home,” says Treemont Retirement Community Executive Director Rachel Unverzagt. “Singles find a renewed social life. And couples with diverse needs have more flexibility in their lifestyle.”
Marilyn and Bob are part of the majority of seniors who only considered the move after significant health issues forced them to.