SAN MARCOS – As seniors emerge from isolation at home and look for new opportunities to be more active and involved with others again, many are considering a move to a unique brand of a senior living community where socializing can be easier and the day-to-day lifestyle advantages far outweigh the perceived benefits of aging in place at home.
Today’s boutique-sized senior living communities offer all the amenities and services of a larger retirement facility while simultaneously ensuring the intimacy needed to easily form new friendships.
Studies find that seniors often equate aging in place to independence at home, but ironically, they can become even more isolated — especially after the passing of a spouse or close friends, a growing number of physical challenges, a desire to drive less frequently and the current state of the pandemic. In many cases, seniors are leaving home less often, not participating in activities they once did and cooking with less variety. When asked what it would take to consider a move to senior living, seniors cite more opportunities to socialize, better food choices and relief from maintaining a house and property that is also aging with time.
The boutique-sized community of Silvergate San Marcos — a premier retirement community that has been serving seniors with award-winning care for more than 25 years — offers seniors and their families a senior living environment with a rich array of activities, amenities and services along with the added benefit of a close-knit community. For seniors questioning when to make a move, boutique senior living could be the solution to living more independently.
“Many seniors have themselves convinced that remaining in their home gives them independence,” said Joan Rink-Carroll, who serves as the Executive Director at Silvergate San Marcos. “In reality, they often become less social, more isolated and more dependent on outside help, especially from family. Our boutique community encourages involvement in day-to-day activities, and lets seniors enjoy their own time again. Of course, if they need support, award-winning care is here if and when they ever need it.”
The Answer to Isolation at Home: Year-Round Activities and Social Events
The planned social activities and regularly scheduled events at Silvergate offer the opportunities for camaraderie many seniors are looking for. Because being socially engaged and staying physically active are key to remaining healthy, Silvergate’s Activities Team works diligently to provide fun-filled activities year-round, including: group fitness classes such as yoga, tai chi, and strength training as well as social clubs and exciting offsite excursions, like trips to the Del Mar Race Track, the Old Globe Theater and the Hotel Del Coronado.
“I moved to Silvergate because I wanted more of a connected community of neighbors and friends,” said Dolores Graham, who visited Silvergate several times on her journey to selecting a senior living community. She found the size of Silvergate’s campus and the number of residents more appealing than a large retirement community environment. “I have everything I need here. There’s a hair salon here…great activities and events…and all the amazing food I could want. I’m happy to have found the right community for me.”
Seniors Find Day-To-Day Life Easier At Silvergate
Other boutique services at Silvergate include maintenance free living, chef-prepared cuisine, extended education classes, private transportation services, weekly housekeeping, and the scheduling of doctors’ appointments – all taken care of by Silvergate’s professional staff.
About Silvergate San Marcos
Come experience what a boutique community looks and feels like firsthand. Book a private tour of Silvergate San Marcos today and enjoy lunch on us. For details, call David Nelson at (760) 744-4484. General information about the independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations at Silvergate can be found at SilvergateRR.com/SM. Silvergate is located at 1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA 92078.
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