No matter what age you are, being part of a community is something that everyone holds dear. But as you leave the world of work in your 50s and 60s, community becomes extra valuable. As well as giving you a new lease on life, having a community to call home has huge benefits for your mental health and sense of wellbeing.
Are you nearing your retirement years? Discover the value of joining a new community in retirement:
The benefits of community in retirement:
● Improved mental health
● A sense of belonging
● Enjoy shared hobbies
● Keeps your mind and body active
● Gain a stronger sense of purpose
● A place to make new friends
Improved mental health
Retirement should be a time for relaxation, but it can also be a difficult time for people struggling to adapt to a new routine. But when you are constantly surrounded by people in a community, you’ll be much less likely to succumb to thoughts of loneliness or even depression. This is because you will be distracted by enriching community activities, and encounter people who are going through the same experience as you. As part of a community, you’ll never be alone!
A sense of belonging
Whether you are part of a sports team or a wider friendship group, there’s something about belonging that makes humans happier. Without the support of your work team to fall back on, a retirement community offers a welcome substitute. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and befriend retirees just like you, as well as participate in fulfilling shared hobbies.
Enjoy shared hobbies
Once you’ve retired, you’ll have plenty of spare time to devote to those hobbies that truly make you happy. While there’s nothing stopping you from doing this alone, exploring your hobbies with other people is much more fulfilling. Engaging in these activities with friends not only makes them more enjoyable, but also improves your quality of life during retirement.
Keeps your mind and body active
When your career comes to a close, every retiree needs something new to occupy their mind and keep them busy. Happily, in a retirement community you will find plenty to keep your mind and body active. Retirement communities often provide plenty of shared activities, classes and events that help to stimulate your mind and prevent illnesses linked to cognitive decline. Best of all, there’s likely to be something for everyone, from book clubs and gardening groups to yoga and art classes.
Gain a stronger sense of purpose
As you verge on your 50s and 60s, finding a new sense of purpose after work life is key. It’ll give you a new routine, a new set of responsibilities, and something to look forward to every day you wake up. In this sense, joining a new community could be just what you need to find new meaning in your life. Alongside your fellow retirees, you can discover new hobbies, learn a new skill, or spend time with your loved ones!
A place to make new friends
As you enter your retirement years, you might think that new social opportunities are hard to come by. However, this isn’t the case if you join a welcoming retirement community. You’ll soon find that there are many like-minded people in your community, all looking to make new connections. Stay open, put on a smile, and watch your social network grow!
If you want to enjoy a sense of belonging and purpose in retirement, a retirement community could be the next logical step. You’ll encounter like-minded people, explore new hobbies, and embark on an exciting new chapter of life. With Churchill Retirement Living, you can enjoy all these benefits from the comfort of one of our low-maintenance apartments.
For more information or to book a a retirement property viewing, please call our friendly team on 01425 462104 today.