This is a period that many of you have waited for to come finally. You may have thought that this will be the time of your life when you can relax. All of the main life troubles are in the past, you have already achieved a lot, and there is no need to wake up for a nine-to-five job every morning for five days. Now, you have the freedom to do whatever you want and spend as much time you want with your favorite pet. You already have enough savings, or you are sure that your pension will suffice. Nevertheless, retirement resembles young adulthood sometimes. This means that you might experience a sudden but familiar drive to separate from your family and start living (again) on your own. This unexpected awakening should be treated as normal: your soul is still young and wants to hang out with like-minded folks.
Where and how?
Although now you have more experience and wisdom to know what you should expect from independent living, it is always better to consider what professionals want to say. Many senior living and care facilities have been created in response to all the adults wanting to start a new life. These venues present a wonderful opportunity to mix quality care with a welcoming community and independence. Of course, some of them also allow you to take your all-time friend with you. You may want to consider Bellewood – a LifeMinded® Residence, a retirement and assisted living in Kirkland, WA, offering a wide range of supportive and senior-centered activities. This residence is ideal for those who value comfort, companionship, and quality of life. Believe it or not, Bellewood is not only about independent living.
Benefits you (and your dog) will get
First, Bellewood provides types of housing options to choose from, which makes it very inclusive. It welcomes not only those who do not need any help with their everyday lives and tasks. There are also options available for those seniors who require help and assistance in everyday activities. Those can include transportation, grooming, eating, etc. What is more, you can ask for dog-walking services, and the responsible employers will get in touch with you.
Second, you win a jackpot as here you will find not only comfortable housing with housekeeping and maintenance services included. You will also find pet-friendly apartments and concierge service ready to help you. The facility has also included security, wireless internet access, and cable television in your rent. Following the recommendations for good practice in pandemic preparedness, all of the residents and staff have been vaccinated. Also, Bellewood changed some of its services like transportation, salons, and restaurant-style dining to either be virtual and/or physically distanced.
Third, you always have (even online) a good community of like-minded people. Moreover, you have many opportunities to meet and befriend other seniors. These include but are not limited to group studies, choirs, book clubs or volunteer charity projects and events, walking together, board games, or gardening. Being surrounded by people who are as accomplished as you will give you that important sense of belonging. Your new friends and the new family will always have your back in all life situations.
Last but not least, as you may have already guessed, Bellewood also welcomes dogs. You can take your loyal friend with you and start a new life at a new location without any pet-related issues. Just bear in mind that pets are allowed with payment of a one-time fee. You will also have a chance to provide a designated area for your dog’s needs.
Hit the road
As a senior, it is always a pleasure to understand that the time has come to harvest what you have planted. You have invested a lot of time in your work, your family, and your friends, having little or no minute left for yourself. Now, you have a great opportunity to finally relocate to where you want and start a new chapter in your life. It already holds new people, interesting activities, and wonderful memories to come. Make sure to take your dog, pack the necessary items and choose the best and the most comfortable aging option at Bellewood – a LifeMinded® Residence.