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What are some benefits of senior living communities?

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Benefits of a senior living center include the ability to stay active, socialization with peers and maintenance-free living. Other benefits are all-inclusive rent and the ability to easily seek assistance when needed.

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What are some benefits of senior living communities?
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When a person lives in a senior living community, she has the ability to utilize fitness centers, spas and pools, wellness programs, and gyms that are generally included in the cost of rent to live in the community. The all-inclusive rent means that rent, meals and additional utility and service fees are included in one lump-sum payment.

Another benefit to living in a senior living community is mental stimulation. Most communities offer informal game tables and movie nights. There are usually seminars, classes and speakers scheduled, as well as trips and special events. Senior communities may also provide transportation for residents to get to and from medical appointments and other necessary outings.

Many communities offer cooking services so residents don't have to cook meals, and some communities offer housework services as well. Medical services may also be available so residents can quickly access help when a medical emergency arises. Property upkeep such as mowing the lawn or snow removal is also generally provided for those who live in senior living communities.

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