Independent living is a lifestyle-based community for seniors who are in good health but would like to have a community of similarly aged and likeminded peers to do things with all the time. Sometimes, seniors opt for this type of housing because their house has recently become empty or it’s too large to care for alone. Typically such communities are built as fairly standard apartments but restricted to residents over a certain age. Such communities could be joined with assisted living or more advanced care units too, allowing for an easier transition should the need arise.
In addition to the other residents, the main benefit seniors get from this style of living are amenities and activities in close proximity. Depending on the community, features like golf courses, swimming pools, game rooms, movie theaters, and more are located onsite. They can do more of what they want with less effort, and with people whom they can relate to.