What Should You Look For in a Senior Living Community?

Friendship Village of Dublin senior living community

[Updated: October 24, 2023 | Published: February 26, 2020]

Whether you’re retired or approaching retirement, it makes sense to think about how you can live life to the fullest. For many, part of this process includes exploring senior living communities or other options such as concierge home care.

Starting this exploration early can help ensure you find a senior living option that combines your ideal lifestyle with secure coverage for any future health conditions. Quality care throughout retirement helps ensure independence at every age. 

Your happiness, along with that of your loved ones, should be your top priority when settling into the next phase of life.

There are several factors to consider when determining where you would like to spend retirement. Below are four important considerations for choosing a senior living community.   

Location of your senior living community

Whether you’ve spent your whole life in one city or have moved recently to a new area, where you choose to spend retirement affects your quality of life.

Consider the necessities, amenities and entertainment options near each senior living community. Would it be easy for you to explore them alone or with loved ones?

You’ll find a wealth of restaurants, shopping and other amenities close to Friendship Village of Dublin. Next to the historic, upscale community of Dublin, Ohio, our 29-acre campus is just minutes from the new Bridge Park neighborhood and a few miles from the world-renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Check out our locations page to learn more.

accommodating residences

DownsizingSenior Living Apartment at Friendship Village of Dublin from your longtime home to a smaller space can be a challenge, especially when you’ve collected a lifetime of memories.

However, the maintenance-free lifestyle of a senior living community allows you to pare down your life—and belongings—to the things you really love. You no longer need a garage full of lawn care and snow removal tools. And, you can hang up your pots and pans for good if you choose to take advantage of chef-prepared meals.

As you visit different communities, decide what will accompany you when you move. Consider the space you’ll need and types of gatherings you plan to host in your new home. 

At Friendship Village of Dublin, you can choose from over 30 distinctive floor plans in our apartment homes, villas and flats. All come with expansive closet space for organizing your belongings.

And, you’ll find just about everything you could want or need outside your door, such as:

  • Expansive gardens and walking trails on our 29-acre campus
  • Four dining venues serving chef-prepared meals
  • A large indoor swimming pool and two fitness centers with group classes and personal training available
  • On-site hair, beauty and massage services at our Springwater Spa
  • An abundant array of clubs, parties and scheduled activities for active seniors.
  • Central Ohio’s only on-site medical practice, operated by Central Ohio Primary Care, so you don’t even need to leave campus to visit your doctor.

Many of our residents spend more time out in the community than in their apartments!

Guaranteed, Quality long-term Care

room at alderwood health and rehab at Friendship Village of DublinLifeCare communities like Friendship Village of Dublin offer peace of mind by providing for your long-term care needs throughout your retirement.

LifeCare 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 within our familiar and friendly campus.

Amenities Offered

Retirement offers additional opportunities to learn something new or to continue a lifelong passion. And, taking part in different hobbies keeps you active while creating connections with fellow residents.

When searching for your new home, experience the activity and wellness centers to see if there is a specific hobby or offering that piques your interest.

Speaking with current residents to learn more about the variety of lifelong learning activities and community adventures they enjoy allows you to imagine the active lifestyle in store for you as a resident. 

What Will I Find at Friendship Village of Dublin?

rivers edge cafe patio at Friendship Village of DublinIt’s important to choose a senior living option that allows you to thrive throughout retirement. Residents of Friendship Village of Dublin enjoy a senior living community where beautiful residences, unexpected amenities and exceptional care are always available.

Our residents can choose from a variety of spacious apartments and enjoy their favorite activity through a wide variety of resident-focused programs—all within minutes from downtown Dublin and other central Ohio attractions.

We offer chef-prepared meals at four restaurant-quality dining venues, with beautiful outdoor patios in the summer months.

As a LifeCare community, we provide a continuum of care that protects residents for the rest of their lives. This financial structure bundles residential services and on-site care, protecting residents’ assets while ensuring quality care is readily accessible. 

Whether you’re beginning your retirement plan or are looking for a community to call home soon, we hope these helpful tips will allow you to find the perfect senior living option right for you. 

Find Your Place to Thrive!

Are you looking for a community that lets you thrive in retirement? Friendship Village of Dublin offers an all-inclusive retirement experience that brings together social connection, high-end amenities and holistic LifeCare services — all for a steady rate, regardless if your needs or circumstances change as you age. 

If you’re ready to live life to the fullest, you’re invited to schedule an in-person or video visit.


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