Who Needs Independent Living
Nearly all seniors living in independent living communities in Vancouver made their choice to be free of nearly all the responsibilities of home ownership. Even if their spouse or roommate has a different level of care than they do, independent living communities have the services and amenities needed to help each person stay as active and as independent as possible. While health and wellness is the main focus of independent living communities in Vancouver, most do offer transportation to and from personal appointments or housekeeping services to help seniors keep up with their personal chores in their residence.
What to Expect
Some of the following services and amenities are offered by many independent living communities in Vancouver:
- Concierge services
- Social activities and events
- Friendly neighbors
- Pet friendly services
- Transportation services
- Meal plans
Activities for Seniors in Vancouver
Vancouver is a thriving city full of attractions and activities for seniors to enjoy.
Museums and historic places - If you like taking group or bus trips, you will enjoy exploring the buildings and sights that once held the 2010 Winter Olympic games. Art lovers will enjoy a trip to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Exercise and sport activities - Many local senior centers or community education programs have classes available to help seniors stay active and on the move. If playing sports is your thing, then perhaps a soccer team is right for you. If you enjoy something a little less strenuous, then perhaps yoga or dance classes are right for you. A variety of fitness classes, including strength training, is available to focus on balance and agility.
Games and crafts - Creative seniors and craft lovers will enjoy the opportunity to write a story or poem with a writing group, or knit a blanket or design a beautiful oil painting. However, if arts and crafts are not your thing, there is always card games or board games. Catch up with a group of friends while playing Bridge or even a game of Monopoly.
Sports - If you enjoy spending a few hours with other sports fans taking in a game, with some pretzels or nachos, there is always the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.
Finding Independent Living in Vancouver
If you are looking for an active retirement in a social independent living community in the Vancouver area, call us for a free consultation. Our Senior Living Advisors are standing by to guide you to the independent living community that is right for you.