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REASONS PEOPLE MOVE TO A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

As I meet with people who move to John Knox Village East, people have many different reasons that they decide to make the move to a senior living community. These reasons may be similar to yours or they may be a different reason. In any event, I thought you might like to know why some people choose to make the move. Below are the most common reasons I hear from people who live here.

I’m Tired Of Taking Care Of The House

People sometimes reach the point in their lives where they no longer want to spend their time mowing the grass, painting the house, shoveling the snow or any one of the myriad of responsibilities that come with home ownership. Sometimes we think of home ownership as a finite period of responsibility – that at some point, we’ll get the house exactly the way we want it, it will be paid off and we can sit back and relax. Very rarely does reality match this idealistic notion. There is always something to fix, replace or change when you own a house. In fact, the typical homeowner can expect to spend 1% of their homes value on maintenance on average. This may not be every year, but it averages out over time, meaning that if you own a $150,000 house you can expect on average to spend about $1,500 a year fixing things. At John Knox Village East, you no longer have this burden. We enable you to enjoy a maintenance free lifestyle where your appliances are fixed free of charge, you don’t have to mow the grass or shovel the snow and help is just down the hall.

I Want To Be Around More People

It’s not uncommon for people’s circle of friends to shrink as they age. I hear all the time that people are interested in John Knox Village East so they can have the opportunity to participate in activities and be around others who are at a similar stage in their lives. They tell me, I don’t get out as much as I used to, especially if the weather is bad and I know it’s not good for me to sit around the house by myself. In fact, we need to have the opportunity to interact with others. Isolation has been linked to many different conditions including dementia, heart disease and even death. At John Knox Village East, we have many social outlets, both on site and off campus. We have supper club, exercise club, game night, musical performances, coffee club and many more. Having a conversation with your neighbor is as simple as a walk down the hall.

I Want To Know I’ll Be Taken Care Of If I Need Help

Many worry about what will happen to them if they’re no longer able to care for themselves. Who will help me? What will it cost? Where will I have to go? Will I have to sell my house? Who will handle that for me? Many of these questions are answered in advance of a health crisis when you live at John Knox Village East. With our support systems we strive to keep you independent, but our health services are there as a backup if you need them. You know well in advance, who will help you, where you’ll receive care and what it will cost.

Call us at 660-584-4416 or email us at info@johnknoxvillageeast.com if one of these reasons or something else appeals to you about life at John Knox Village East. We can help you figure out how to take the next steps.

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