The Top 3 Myths about Senior Living

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[Updated: January 25, 2021 | Published: January 25, 2021]

It might surprise you that senior living myths affect your perceptions of communities like Friendship Village of Dublin. In fact, widely held but false beliefs may stand in the way of your finding the right Columbus retirement community for yourself or a loved one.

At Friendship Village of Dublin, senior living is about LIVING! We help our residents live life to the fullest at every age.

Read on as we demystify the top 3 senior living myths about our premier LifeCare community.

Senior Living Myth 1: It Costs Too Much to Live at Friendship Village of Dublin

Reality: It costs less than you might think to enjoy the maintenance-free living, abundant activities and luxe amenities of our premier LifeCare community!

Fitness center with bicyclesThink about all the costs of living in your current home. When you add up mortgage or rent, utilities, groceries, dining out, home maintenance, lawn care, hair care and spa services, fitness club memberships, entertainment and other expenses, you might find you’re already paying more than it costs to live at our all-inclusive LifeCare community.

Then consider all the time you spend cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, cutting grass, pulling weeds and completing other chores. As novelist Robert Harris once wrote, “The true currency of life is time, not money, and we’ve all got a limited stock of that.”

We asked our residents when they knew it was time to make the move to Friendship Village of Dublin. Here’s what Resident Gene Cahall said:

After four homes plus apartments over 40 years, my wife and I decided to go for freedom! Freedom from caring for space we didn’t need, wondering what will need fixing next or how we would tackle downsizing if our health and energy deteriorated.” 

LifeCare Guarantees Care for Life

For most of us, health needs increase as we age. In fact, 70 percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point.

When you factor in the costs of long-term care, you’ll find that Friendship Village of Dublin offers an incredible bargain.

Our LifeCare promise gives you an all-in-one package of flexible services, amenities and future health care at a predictable cost, so you have more freedom to enjoy your active, independent lifestyle.

LifeCare guarantees access to assisted living, skilled nursing, short-term rehab and memory care support—all on the familiar and friendly campus at Friendship Village of Dublin.

Senior Living Myth 2: I’m Too Young to Move to Friendship Village of Dublin

Many seniors and their families don’t think about moving into senior living until they, their spouse or a loved one needs extra support or has a health issue. This is especially true for members of the Baby Boom generation, who prize an active, healthy and engaged lifestyle.

Springwater SpaReality: The best time to move to a senior living community is when you’re healthy and seeking more independence. That gives you time to settle in and enjoy all the companionship, benefits and amenities our community offers.

Friendship Village of Dublin gives you the freedom to spend your time doing what you love most:

  • Come home to a cozy apartment, flat or villa with plenty of storage space.
  • Banish loneliness with the companionship of like-minded singles and couples.
  • Wander our 29-acre campus along the Scioto River, where flourishing gardens and walking trails bring nature close to home.
  • Dine on chef-prepared meals in one of four upscale dining areas.
  • Practice hobbies and explore new passions through our Lifelong Learning classes, clubs, library, arts and crafts studio and woodworking shop.
  • Stay entertained with on-site concerts, events and our own cable and movie channels.
  • Get your heart racing in two on-site fitness centers.
  • Swim laps or take aqua aerobics in our Olympic-sized indoor pool.
  • Look great and feel better with beauty and body services in our new Springwater Spa.
  • Stay healthy at Central Ohio’s only on-site senior living medical practice, operated by Central Ohio Primary Care.

Ask yourself, “Am I too young to live my best life?” If your answer is, “no,” you owe it to yourself to explore senior living communities like Friendship Village of Dublin.

Senior Living Myth 3: That’s Where People go to Die

Many seniors fear that moving to a senior living community means confronting the end of their lives.

Reality: Death is a natural part of life and an unavoidable consequence of aging. However, moving to a senior living community like Friendship Village of Dublin can help you get the most out of life.

A Harvard University study showed that up to 70 percent of longevity involves lifestyle choices – not genetics. Researchers found that those involved in warm relationships lived longer and happier lives.

Dining at Friendship Village of DublinThe camaraderie of other vibrant singles and couples is one of the greatest benefits of senior living communities like Friendship Village of Dublin.

Our programs help residents live their best lives through 9 Dimensions of Wellness we call The Village Way.

By tending to your physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, nutritional, senior health services, vocational, and environmental wellness, we can help you thrive at any age.

Debunk Senior Living Myths

men playing billiardsSince seeing is believing, one of the best way to replace myths with reality is to explore Friendship Village of Dublin for yourself!

We invite you to schedule a safe, socially distanced visit to learn about all we offer!

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