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How to Select the Right Senior Living Community in Your Retirement

Your retirement years should be fulfilling, with opportunities to live your best life. That starts with your choice of senior living communities. When you find the right spot, you can enjoy an atmosphere you love in a community that gives you access to the lifestyle you desire. Thinking about the future and how your needs might change also factors into the decision. Take the following tips into consideration when narrowing down your options. 

Choosing the Right Location

Imagine living a short walk to the beach with no snow and comfortable average winter lows of 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Fleet Landing offers Residents a stunning location for year-round comfort without the dangers of icy, snowy sidewalks in the winter. It's an ideal retirement location for people wanting a warmer climate. 

The warmer Florida weather also expands your options for outdoor activities, even in the winter months. You can enjoy pickleball, croquet, tennis, scenic walkways, an outdoor, heated pool, and a putting green without leaving the Fleet Landing campus.

When you're looking at senior living communities, consider your ideal location. Think about the type of weather you want to experience throughout the year and the activities you want to enjoy. Another factor is how retirement-friendly the area is. Jacksonville was recently named one of the best places to retire, so you can feel confident making that choice.

Ensure You're Close to the Best Health Care

You might be fit and healthy now, but getting older often brings more health concerns. Plus, you want access to high-quality preventative health care to keep yourself in optimal condition. Research the major medical facilities near any senior living communities you're considering. 

Fleet Landing's location keeps you close to many world-class health care facilities. Mayo Clinic, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, and UF Health are easily accessible options for Residents. 

Residents also enjoy on-site physician services right at Fleet Landing, which allows for the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses without making a trip to an off-site doctor. Physical, speech, and occupational therapies are also available through Fleet Landing's outpatient and home health therapy programs in case you need help getting back on track after an illness or injury. 

Consider the Amenities and Activities Offered

What often sets a senior living community apart from others is its amenities and programs designed to make your life better. Having a wide range of on-site activities and wellness programs not only makes your life more enjoyable but is also a great way to meet other Residents who might become lifelong friends. 

A WELLInspired™ lifestyle is the hallmark of the Fleet Landing experience. Earning a special commendation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), our proprietary WELLInspired™ program can be felt throughout our continuum of care. We promote holistic wellness in all aspects of life, including physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual wellness, that are tailored to each Resident and fit seamlessly into everyday life.

Additionally, with a mix of indoor and outdoor amenities, our Residents stay engaged and entertained year-round. Fleet Landing offers something for everyone, with indoor and outdoor activities that include:

  • Fitness centers
  • Heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool in the Preble Aquatic Center
  • An outdoor pool overlooking the lake
  • Tennis and pickleball courts
  • Croquet and lawn bowling courts
  • Putting green
  • Bike share program
  • Gardens
  • An art studio and woodworking shop
  • A library
  • A mindfulness studio

Living at Fleet Landing also eliminates the debate over what to cook every night thanks to several dining options, ranging from casual to formal. You can even choose lake-view dining. Whatever option you pick, you can expect a culinary experience with seasonal menus and the freshest ingredients available. 

Beyond the Fleet Landing campus, Residents have access to a variety of activities throughout the Jacksonville area. This includes multiple museums, golf courses, performing arts, and sports teams for you to support. Being close to so many options lets you choose how to spend your days. When the fun is over for the day, you get to return to your luxury senior living accommodations and a maintenance-free lifestyle.

Think Long-Term

As you start exploring senior living communities, you'll notice a wide range of services offered. Some communities only offer Independent Living or Assisted Living. Those options might work well for you now, but your needs could change in the future. 

Fleet Landing offers a continuum of care, so you can remain in the same community, even if you need more assistance in the future. Options include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, and Long-Term Care. Fleet Landing Residents receive priority access to different levels of care if needed.

Choosing a continuing care retirement community such as Fleet Landing also helps you stay close to your spouse if you have different needs. For instance, if one person develops dementia and needs Memory Care, the other person remains close, living on the same campus, which makes it easier to see one another. 

Schedule a Visit

Fleet Landing checks all the boxes when it comes to an ideal senior living community. From beautiful weather year-round to nearly endless amenities, the community gives you the best of luxurious, carefree retirement living. Reach out to us today, or call 904.748.2252 to learn more!