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Celebrate The Freedom That Comes With Independent Living

As we celebrate the independence of our nation this month and enjoy being a free country, it made me wonder what it means to truly be free. Typically, we can’t be our best selves when we are bogged down by stress and worry.  Freedom from worry and stress is when we experience our most happiness and when we are truly our freest selves.

As we age, the things we worry about change. What at one time was a joy or a release can become a source of stress.  Many times the source of stress can be once seemingly simple tasks.  Some examples of the sources of these worries can be driving, taking care of the house, paying for the upkeep and maintenance on major appliances, mowing the grass, shoveling the snow, paying for an unexpectedly high utility bill or many other items.  Other times, the source of worry can be more serious considerations, such as going to a nursing home, cooking for myself, falling or having a serious health event.

By choosing to live at a Life Plan Community, like John Knox Village East, many of these worries can be alleviated. With maintenance-free living, you no longer have to worry about what will happen if you can no longer drive – you have access to a shuttle service on site that will make sure you can get to where you need to go. You’ll no longer have to worry about cleaning your house – you have a housekeeping staff that cleans your home twice a month and cleans your flat linen.  You’ll never have to worry about replacing or repairing a major appliance – if an appliance breaks down, your maintenance staff will be there to fix what is broken.  You’ll never have to worry about mowing the grass or shoveling the snow – these tasks will no longer fall on your shoulders.  You’ll never have to worry about the fluctuations of a higher gas bill in the dead of winter or an enormous electricity bill in the heat of the summer – since, your utilities are included in your predictable monthly fee, fluctuations due to seasonality will no longer be an issue.

By choosing a Life Plan Community, you can also take comfort in knowing that should you need nursing home care, it will be provided for you at the same predictable monthly fee you pay while living in your apartment home. You can also take comfort in knowing that if you no longer want to cook or no longer are able to cook, you’ll have meals provided for you.  You can also have peace of mind knowing that if you have a health issue in your apartment, you have access to an emergency line to alert our on-site nursing staff to assist you.

Sure, we have many freedoms by living in the US that other countries do not enjoy, but sometimes worries get in the way and prevent us from truly being free mentally and enjoying ourselves. Choosing a Life Plan Community like John Knox Village East can help remove those worries we sometimes experience.

If you have worries about maintaining your active lifestyle as you age or ensuring your healthcare needs will be taken care of, let us show you how we can help you put a plan in place to remove those worries.  Call us today at 660-584-4416 or visit us at https://www.johnknoxvillageeast.com/contact/ and fill out the form to find out more.

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