Fresno 55+ Communities
As you get older the things you want to dedicate your time to can change a bit. Getting some help with household chores and errands may be necessary to keep living a happy life. 55+ communities offer the help that seniors need while allowing them to maintain most of their independence. Fresno facilities address the needs of able bodied seniors that want to downsize and simplify.
Fairwinds Woodward Park has some truly outstanding amenities and services for the amount of fees they charge. Full time concierge service can arrange for tickets to a performance for you and arrange for you to play golf at a nearby course. Studio, 1, and 2 bedroom units are available for residents.
Fantastic meals and good times with new found friends await you at any of Fresno’s independent living communities.
Fig Garden includes private patio space with all their studio, 1, and 2 bedroom apartments. Pets are welcome as well. Kitchenettes allow for easy preparation of your own snacks and meals when you want them. These apartments are perfect for entertaining friends and family that come to visit.
Living In Fresno: Dealing With The Costs
A one-bedroom apartment in Fresno averages $777 per month and a 2-bedroom will cost $889 on average. Independent living costs are naturally higher due to the high level of service you get and the amenities that you share with others.
Costs can be reduced if you have a roommate and rent a two-bedroom unit. It is important to check with communities to see what the rules are regarding roommates and if a special rate applies.
SeniorAdvisor is a great site for gathering all the information you need to make a good choice in retirement communities. Hard to find information like independent reviews and some pricing is easy to find on the site and you will definitely save a lot of time and money.
Planning Your Future Independent Living Budget
Selling your home is one way to gain some funds for retirement. If you worked a lot over the years, then your retirement fund many be sufficient to take care of your needs without doing this.
Do not assume that insurance or government programs will help with your daily expenses such as rent, meals, and clothing. Independent living communities are paid for out of pocket by those that want the convenience and support of living in them.
Selling a home can take a long time and there is no guarantee that it will sell soon enough. When calculating the cost of independent living communities, it is important to consider that their stated rate often includes basic meals.
If you are comparing expenses to your current lifestyle, then you need to calculate amenities when considering what choice to make. When meals and time are factored in, a community might be a more lucrative option financially then your current lifestyle.
Narrowing Down Your Fresno Community Choices
Any community will have its share of positives and negatives. It is important to consider as many factors as possible before making such an important decision.
Fitness Centers And Gyms
All communities have fitness facilities of some description. If you are into exercising a lot, then having a better than average gym available to you may be very important. Pools are popular at many communities but are still not found in all of them. Personal trainers are on staff at more expensive communities, but you may be able to hire one for a small fee regardless.
Bringing Your Pet
Dogs, cats, and birds are usually more than welcome within a 55+ community. You will have to show proof that your pet is up-to-date on all their shots and be willing to say they can behave in a new type of living situation.Smaller pets often do better in an independent living apartment. Some seniors that have larger dogs leave them in the care of a family member.
Making The Move
Moving can seem overwhelming. Your new community can help you make arrangements to move possessions. In fact, some places include some moving services into your fees so moving doesn’t have to be as stressful and hard.
If you need help sorting through your possessions or deciding what to take with you as you embark on your new lifestyle, it is good to involve a trusted family member or friend. Having the support, you need for a move will make it a lot easier to adjust and start making new friends in your community.
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