What Are Senior Apartments?

Nov 8, 2022

Moving into a new stage of life and a new environment can sometimes be challenging. Finding the right community and lifestyle can help make the transition easier for you or your loved one. 

Senior apartments offer a mix of independence and community, allowing you to live in a supportive and engaging environment while maintaining some precious time for yourself. 

But what are senior apartments? And what can you expect when you make the move? Let’s take a closer look at what senior apartments are and what they offer.

Getting to Know Senior Apartments

Senior apartments are an excellent option for active seniors to live in a fulfilling community and enjoy a new stage of life. 

Your new apartment offers a personalized experience with a fully equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom, along with all of the services and amenities of your new community. You often also have access to individual climate control to keep the temperature of your living space just how you like it.

Your comfort is key, and your new senior apartment often comes with community amenities you can enjoy, including: 

  • Community rooms for activities
  • Secure front door entry systems
  • Meal plans and dining rooms
  • On-site physicians office and outpatient rehab

Your apartment rental rates may also include maintenance, gas, water, sewer, and trash removal. Your new senior apartment should provide a convenient place to live combined with a beautiful community to call home.

Qualifying for Your Senior Apartment

Senior apartments are an exciting new chapter in your life, but they do come with some qualifying factors, depending on the community. Your gross income must also meet the requirements established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For some communities, you and members of your household must all be 62 years of age or older. A credit report and a criminal background check can also a part of the application process. 

Scheduling a visit can also help you get a tour of your new community and get comfortable with a new environment and living space.

A male and female senior are doing exercise while holding dumbbells in their hands in the air while a lady is assisting them in their activity inside a Senior Apartment.

Making the Most of Your New Community

Senior apartments can allow you to be more involved in your new community. Compared to a house, senior apartments require significantly less maintenance and offer more time to focus on new hobbies and social activities.

Many senior apartment communities are age-restricted, so you can enjoy the company of like-minded people and expand your interests and hobbies.

Many older adults can reach a point in their lives when maintaining a home or traditional apartment becomes more difficult. Senior apartments can help you make the most of your living situation with access to helpful amenities.

You may consider a senior apartment if:

  • It’s not as easy to maintain your current home, and you need a change
  • It’s becoming more difficult for you to connect with friends and family
  • It’s more difficult for you to get around comfortably and safely
  • You’re concerned about your health and want extra support
  • You believe a dedicated community can improve your quality of life

It’s crucial to give yourself time to come to terms with moving to a new living situation, and getting familiar with your new community through a visit can help you feel right at home. 

Your Personalized Apartment

Your new senior apartment offers a place you can live comfortably, surrounded by your peers, and is a place where you can maintain close relationships as you age.

Schedule a visit to Chestnut Ridge in Wallingford and see if apartment living is the right option for you or your loved one.