How CCRCs Can Help You Stay Independent as You Age

Seniors socializing while eating and drinking

Many types of senior living communities are good residential options for older adults seeking a low-stress, all-inclusive lifestyle during retirement. However, certain kinds of communities known as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) feature an incredible retirement lifestyle PLUS a safety net of senior care for the future that can help you maintain your independence. 

From multiple levels of living to abundant social opportunities, read how you can benefit from independent living in a CCRC, and discover how communities like Legacy Pointe are redefining retirement. 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Help You Stay in the Moment 

Continuing care retirement communities (sometimes referred to as Life Plan Communities), feature multiple levels of senior living at the same location. Legacy Pointe is a life plan community in Orlando, FL, that offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Residents can expect priority access to higher levels of care with seamless transitions.

Moving into a life plan community as an independent living resident allows you to focus on enjoying every moment of your retirement, without worrying about finding higher levels of care if you should ever need it. 

Lifecare Gives You Peace of Mind

Some CCRCs offer a lifecare contract, which ensures a lifetime of care for a one-time entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees. Although the entrance fee may seem like a large upfront expense, the long-term advantages of lifecare can make it more affordable and give you peace of mind.

Lifecare assures priority access to higher levels of care well below market rates and predictable monthly fees. This can save you thousands of dollars and protect you from the rising cost of senior care.

A substantial portion of your entrance fee is also refundable at Legacy Pointe, which means a portion will be returned to your estate or beneficiaries upon leaving our community.

Find a Plan for the Future and Right Now at a CCRC

A holistic approach to retirement can help you maintain your independence as you age. Older adults who regularly take part in physical activity experience improved cognitive health, a boost in emotional health, lower risk of cancer and heart disease, and a decreased risk of falling. 

A study by Population Health Management found that senior wellness programs for older adults clearly improve their health. Many experts believe this is because each program is uniquely designed to focus on the different dimensions of living well. 

Along with continuing care, many life plan communities offer senior wellness programs, fully equipped fitness centers, and activities that focus on intellectual, spiritual, and social enrichment to provide you with all the resources you need to maintain your independence. 

Independent living at Legacy Pointe features everything you need for an active and healthy lifestyle just steps away from your front door.  

Here are just a few more ways residents live well at our community: 

  • Laps in the heated outdoor pool
  • Classes in the yoga studio
  • Healthy and delicious meals prepared by our trained chef
  • Services at the on-site beauty salon/barbershop
  • Therapeutic massage and aging intervention programs at the on-site spa

Legacy Pointe also offers physical therapy to measure and monitor your balance and mobility, and rehabilitation programs that can be customized to help you stay strong, active and independent. 

Independent Living Offers Abundant Social Opportunities

Maintaining an active social life has been shown to have a variety of benefits for older adults. These include an increase in physical activity, lower risk of heart disease, reduced feelings of depression and anxiety, improved well-being, and decreased risk of dementia

Seniors socializing while eating and drinking

At Legacy Pointe, abundant social opportunities are part of the lifestyle. Residents enjoy a buzzing community with campus-style energy and activities designed to draw people together. From group fitness classes to live entertainment, there’s always a reason to spend time with your friends in independent living.

These are a few ways neighbors turn into lifelong friends at Legacy Pointe:

  • Attending group fitness classes
  • Making masterpieces in the creative arts studio
  • Playing cards in the game room
  • Going for a walk on our walking trails
  • Soaking up sunshine in the community garden

Neighbors also get to know each other by showing off their school spirit! Through our affiliation with the University of Central Florida, residents have access to concerts, plays and other live performances. Events are hosted both at our community and on UCF’s campus, with free shuttles to select university events. Legacy Pointe also offers residents discounted tickets and free shuttles to selected sporting events.

Satisfy Your Zest for Life in Independent Living at Legacy Pointe

Legacy Pointe is a pet-friendly senior living community in Orlando, FL, that features maintenance-free independent living apartments and free-standing villas nestled on a sweeping 43-acre campus with landscaped grounds, a sparkling lake, and beautiful architecture. Contact our sales counselors online or call us at 407-917-6418 for more information about our retirement community.

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