You may have heard that Westminster Village is a Life Plan Community, but what exactly is a Life Plan Community? Formerly known as a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), the term Life Plan Community is a relatively new way of referring to Westminster Village and retirement communities like us.
Just as you have choices in where to work, live and play, today’s retiring adults also have choices on where and how to age. Some of those options include aging in place at home, moving to a retirement community or rental community, or considering a move to the most comprehensive retirement option available today – a Life Plan Community.
A Life Plan Community is a residential community for active, independent adults aged 60+ that provides a variety of living and care options (typically Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation care and often Memory care or support), along with services and amenities designed to address the changing needs of residents as they age. Life Plan Community residents have the benefits of an independent home and elevated lifestyle along with the covenant of life care and medical assistance if and when those services are needed.
Life Plan Communities are popular among the people who live there, according to the results of a survey by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. Researchers surveyed 5,148 residents from 80 Life Plan Communities across the country. The scientists then compared the responses to demographically similar older adults living in the community at large. An overwhelming 69% of respondents said that moving to a Life Plan Community “somewhat or greatly improved” their social wellness. Residents of the Life Plan communities also said they engaged in significantly healthier behaviors – and not just more exercise – than did their counterparts.
Making the decision to choose a Life Plan Community means choosing peace of mind. Here at Westminster Village, that means your home is maintenance free down to changing light bulbs in overhead fixtures. You won’t spend your days doing yard work …unless that’s what you enjoy …the resident gardens around the Village are a sight to behold! Residents appreciate superior security, wellness services, housekeeping, laundry services, transportation and a host of other amenities available to all Village residents that include: 3 dining venues, an expansive library, full activities schedule, our state-of-the art Live Well Fitness & Rehab Center with natatorium, fitness center, classes and the beloved art studios with our famed art programming and so much more.
Are you interested in exploring the wonders and possibilities of retirement living at Westminster Village? Call or contact us to schedule a tour today!