Many seniors may be capable of living without assistance, but the cost burden of home ownership might deter them from living an independent life. Independent Living Communities provide a convenient remedy. Food preparation, leisure activities and housekeeping chores are handled while you are unrestricted to use your time as you choose. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and backgrounds. Typically consisting of a private living area and a full kitchen, these communities offer residences with many of the amenities of apartment life but with none of the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies differ between communities, numerous residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to utilize the services of private medical professionalls, they may always do so. There are an assortment of expenditures and advantages to keep in mind while choosing an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are included in your plan: parking, move-in fee, laundry, transportation, field trips, wellness program, internet access, and utilities. The benefits that pertain to independent living include concierge services, laundry service, community activities, transportation, private rental hall, golf course, restaurant-style dining hall, and healthcare center.
Demographics and Values
Sunnyvale has a population density of 2,697 people per square mile. The current population of Sunnyvale consists of 153,656 people. Out of the total city population, 48.6% are female and 51.4% are male. The median age of Sunnyvale is 36 years old. Out of the total population of Sunnyvale, 4.9% do not have health insurance, 6.6% live in poverty, 6.5% have some form of disability, and 70.1% participate in the labor force. Of the population of Sunnyvale 11.5% have a high-school diploma, 62.6% have a college degree, and 32.4% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Sunnyvale is 5.0% other or not specified, 0.4% Native American, 1.7% black, 44.8% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.1% mixed race, 43.6% white, and 16.6% Hispanic. In Sunnyvale, 3.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major factor in selecting what community works best. Sunnyvale has a median home value of $963,264 and the median cost of rent is about $2,065 per month per month. The rent burden for Sunnyvale is around 17.8% of the average person’s monthly income.
An overview of California
Out of a national average of 100, California has a cost of living index rating of 139, a grocery index rating of 121, and a housing index rating of 227. The quality of life enjoyed by the average California citizen is ranked 19th nation-wide. Additionally, California is ranked 7th by standards of healthcare. There are 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 California residents. Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica’s UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, California ranks 5th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 37, and 26% of the population is over the age of 55. Thirty-one percent of California residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 23,558 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 62% of California residents voted Democrat and 32% voted Republican. The state of California ranks 1st in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in California is 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.26 inches. On average, the state receives 2.04 inches of precipitation a month. California experiences an average humidity rating of about 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71F. The average high summer temperature is around 116F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 47F. The average high winter temperature is around 76F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 8F in the month of January. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in California
The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of jojoba, sequoia, service-berry, and California poppy. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the snakes, the cougars, or the black bears. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.