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Benefits of Choosing the Right Senior Apartment

Does the idea of shopping for a one-bedroom apartment bring back memories of your college years or renting your first apartment as a young adult? When you recall the sense of freedom and adventure you had back then, you may realize it’s not that different from how you feel about the changes ahead as you plan your retirement years. Moving into a senior living community can help you enjoy the best of both worlds — the carefree aspects of apartment living combined with a remarkable lifestyle you’ll only find in a retirement community.


Downsizing to a smaller living space isn’t just about the square footage; it’s about all the experiences you’ll gain in a community that opens the door to an expanded lifestyle. You’ll have the freedom to choose your own path and be surrounded by the hospitality of a community full of interesting and adventurous people just like you. Let’s explore some of the benefits of moving to an apartment in a senior living community in Charleston, WV:


Maintenance-Free Living


Household chores like cooking, cleaning, yardwork, and home upkeep require a lot of your time and energy, and you have better ways to spend your free time! Moving to a senior apartment removes the hassle and costs associated with home maintenance. When you choose an independent living apartment at Edgewood Summit, our professional team will handle all your maintenance needs, both inside and out.


Less Is More


Decluttering and simplifying your life can be an uplifting experience that allows you to focus your energy on what matters most to you. For many seniors, a one-bedroom apartment is perfectly sized for their needs and lifestyle and reducing the unnecessary “stuff” in their lives makes more room for experiences in retirement. You may be surprised by how much you enjoy the freedom of living in a smaller space with an abundance of opportunities for wellness, lifelong learning, volunteerism, and social engagement in a senior living community.


Rewarding Amenities and Activities


You won’t miss having extra rooms in your home when there’s so much to enjoy outside your door, including restaurant-style dining, a fitness center, social lounge, art studio, library, salon and spa, club, and card room. With life-enhancing amenities and countless opportunities to pursue your passions, life at Edgewood Summit feels like a vacation you get to enjoy day after day.


Convenient Dining Options


Who needs a large kitchen and dining room at home when you have your choice of casual and formal dining experiences on campus? You can make meals in your apartment whenever you want, but it’s just as easy to take a vacation from cooking and enjoy chef-prepared meals featuring fresh ingredients and flavors from around the world.


Enriching Social Opportunities


A senior living community provides opportunities to interact with friends and neighbors with a full calendar of activities. You’ll find inviting common spaces on campus to meet new friends or enjoy quiet moments by yourself. There’s always something fun to do, and you set the pace for how socially active you want to be.


A Plan for Future Care


Choosing to move to a senior apartment while you’re still healthy and active gives you more control over the situation and provides peace of mind for your loved ones. If you ever need higher levels of care, such as assisted living services, memory care, skilled nursing, or rehabilitation, you’ll have convenient access to the care you need all on one campus at Edgewood Summit.


A Whole Community to Call Home


One of the greatest perks of moving to a senior living apartment is having an expansive community right outside your front door. Edgewood Summit has everything you need for a fulfilling retirement on our gorgeous mountaintop campus, including 22,000 square feet of common space and a full calendar of events to enjoy. Choose from a range of spacious and beautifully designed apartment homes with options for a den and a patio or balcony. Plus, enjoy significant savings when you take advantage of a special incentive with up to a 25% discount on entrance fees for our most popular one-bedroom apartments. See what’s possible when you compare options using our Floor Plan Finder Tool.