Signs You’re Ready to Enjoy Independent Living

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Perhaps you’ve entertained the idea of moving into an independent living community, but you’re on the fence about the timing. Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m too young for senior living,” or “I can maintain my home for at least a few more years before I’ll need some help.” But what if you could trade chores and yardwork for luxury services and amenities — and a lifestyle with more of what you love? And what if you could have it all right now, while you’re still young and full of energy? 

It’s one of the best-kept secrets of senior living: You can enjoy resort-style independent living early in your retirement years. Here are six signs you may be ready to move into an independent living community sooner than you think:

  1. Deciding what to make for dinner has become monotonous. Let’s face it: Meal planning and cooking at home can be draining. When you move into an independent living condominium, you can enjoy fresh, chef-inspired dishes in the formal dining room or grab a favorite meal at the bistro. Gourmet meals are wonderful when you don’t have to do all the planning, cooking, serving and cleaning up. And whenever you want to cook or bake your favorite dishes at home, you have everything you need right at your fingertips in your fully equipped kitchen.
  2. You’re tired of cleaning your house or mowing the lawn. Your time is one of the most valuable things you have, and frankly, you probably have more interesting things to do than household chores. If you’re ready for a lifestyle that doesn’t revolve around home maintenance, you’ll find what you’re looking for at The Peninsula Regent, a 60+ condominium community in San Mateo, CA. Our weekly housekeeping, flat linen service and senior condo maintenance give you time to do what you love. Hit the golf greens instead of mowing the lawn, and free up time on your calendar to spend with family and friends.
  3. You love to travel but worry about home security when you’re away. Moving to an independent living community doesn’t mean giving up your plans to travel the world. In fact, the opposite is true! A senior condominium in San Mateo is the perfect place to recharge between adventures. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing your home is secure and looked after whenever you travel.
  4. You wish you had a chauffeur for community events or appointments. Maybe you don’t mind driving yourself to get where you need to go, but it would be nice to take a break and let someone else do the driving now and then. At The Peninsula Regent, your monthly membership fee includes concierge services like you’d find at a hotel, including scheduled transportation/car service to appointments or special events.
  5. You crave experiences to spark your interests. Moving to an independent living community provides endless opportunities for lifelong learning, like art classes, music and cultural events, seminars on history or philosophy, volunteer opportunities, and the list goes on. Members of The Peninsula Regent also enjoy plenty of off-campus excursions, from concerts and trips to the symphony to museums, theaters, sporting events and more.
  6. You want to build a social network of friends in this next stage of your life. Having strong social connections is one of the biggest perks of senior living. Friendships thrive with an abundance of social activities and a carefree setting where it’s easy to meet neighbors and relax with friends. Members of The Peninsula Regent come from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences, and they’re always looking for a new friend to share life with.

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There’s so much to gain when you move into a senior living community, and the experience at The Peninsula Regent is like no other. You’ll enjoy the retirement of your dreams with luxury amenities and services of independent living — all while still owning your own home (a spacious senior condo). Learn more about the peace of mind that membership at The Peninsula Regent provides in retirement.