There is much to consider when looking for a senior living community, including the resident programs available. You want to know absolutely everything, from the basics to the special extras before you make a decision. Often, the senior living amenities distinguish resident programs from one another. It might be that one thing you find out about that changes your outlook forever. Is it the spa, the regular shuttle to local shopping areas, or the daily menu in the dining room?
We can walk you through all the special elements of the Calder Woods lifestyle that make our beautiful facilities in Beaumont, TX so desirable.
Why Senior Housing Amenities Are Important
Amenities are often the first thing families consider when looking at a senior living community. They have a direct impact on:
- Emotional and mental well-being
- Social life
- Intellectual stimulation
- Everyday quality of life
When people reach their golden years, they must reap the rewards of a life of working, producing, caring for a family, and facing the challenges that were thrown their way. As the name implies, senior living is about living – and living well. Amenities usually fall into four basic categories:
Health and Wellness
As people age, they need physical exercise as much as they did when they were younger. However, it may look a bit different now, depending on the individual. Fitness centers, swimming pools, trainers, exercise classes, and outdoor fitness opportunities are amenities that fit into this group.
Hobbies, Creative Outlets, and Intellectual Stimulation
Retirement offers an excellent opportunity to pursue interests that may have taken a back seat to family and career or take up new interests and hobbies. The more opportunities are available, the better for seniors. Classes like watercolor, cooking, or yoga, and options like knitting circles, philosophy lectures, book clubs, martial arts are available.
It would be a shame if you couldn’t enjoy a massage or a pedicure during your retirement years without the hassle of a long drive or looking for a parking place. So much of the pampering that people missed out on during their busy lives can be made available in a retirement community.
Nutrition and Dining
Of course, meals are not an amenity; they are a necessity, but your food and dining experience can be so much more than a daily chore. You don’t want to feel like you are back in college, going to the dining hall because you have no real options. Many senior residences have multiple dining options, which is considered a wonderful perk.
Independent Senior Living Amenities at Calder Woods
Amenities can include everything from self-care services to opportunities and even whether a senior living community is pet friendly. Some of the most in-demand amenities at Calder Woods include:
- Beauty salon and barbershop
- Recreational programs
- Educational programs
- Planned outings
In addition, you have access to skilled nursing care, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and medication management.
Learn More at Buckner Calder Woods
Whether you are seeking independent living, assisted living, long-term care, or respite care, you want access to the things that will add value to your days. You can then enhance your overall quality of life. Find out more about the amenities in our senior living community at Calder Woods in Beaumont, TX. Our gorgeous facilities, a wide range of both services and amenities, and exceptional staff of compassionate professionals make Calder Woods a truly excellent option.
Remember that being under the umbrella of Buckner Retirement Services, Calder Woods is guided by these core principles geared toward your satisfaction and well-being:
Reach out to Calder Woods today to learn more about our amenities and anything else you want to know.