Independent living communities are popping up all over the country as more and more active seniors are choosing to live in close-knit communities designed for them. At Holly Hall, our Independent Living community is where many retired residents have chosen to call home, and we couldn’t be more excited! Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about communities like this and we’re here to bust the top 5 myths associated with Independent Living.
Myth 1: Independent Living Will Be Boring
For whatever reason, people associate retirement communities with being bored. That’s simply not the case, especially here at Holly Hall. Our community comes together for various events throughout the week to add a little variety to our resident’s days. Many community members even plan their own events and meet ups every week.
Myth 2: Retirement Communities Look Like Hospitals
A community should never resemble anything like a hospital and our community certainly doesn’t. Whether a resident chooses Assisted Living or Independent Living, we strive to make sure that our community feels and looks like home.
Myth 3: I Won’t Be Able to Keep My Car
If you want to drive, then you can keep your car! Independent Living is all about maintaining independence, not giving it up. Many of our residents keep their cars and still opt to use our transportation system if they don’t feel like driving sometimes. We give our residents options and that’s one of the best things about living at Holly Hall.
Myth 4: My Family Won’t Visit Me
We completely understand this fear because for many potential residents, it’s very real. One of the ways our community tries to bring families together is through community events with activities that are appropriate for kids. When grandkids have something to keep them busy, family visits become much more frequent and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Myth 5: Independent Living Communities are Too Expensive
This is one of the most common concerns we hear. Luckily, we offer Independent Living homes in a variety of sizes and price ranges to suit most budgets and needs. Retiring shouldn’t be focused on worrying about money, but living an active, exciting lifestyle with friends.
Visit Our Houston Independent Living Community
If you’re looking to live an active lifestyle in Houston, then come visit Holly Hall! Our staff will take you on a tour of our community and answer all of your questions. We want you to choose the right place for you that fulfills all of your needs and wants. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour!