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This is the ninth post in Peconic Landing’s community educational series about retirement. View the other posts HERE.
“I’m not ready yet.”
It’s a response said by many when deciding when is the best time to move to a retirement community. But it’s important to ask yourself, what it is that you’re not ready for? Have you even begun to explore what retirement communities have to offer?
“We always feel younger than our chronological age, and that’s a good thing,” said Dr. Roger Landry, a preventive medicine physician who strives to help Americans age successfully. “It’s good to think young, but you also want to plan on how to continue feeling young.”
Retirement communities like Peconic Landing, a Lifecare community in Greenport, design programming to help members do just that.
“Whether it’s continuing your education, participating in aqua aerobics, or finding purpose through volunteerism; we offer all that and more,” said Patricia Lutzky, Vice President of Resident Services. “Our goal is to help you to continue doing the things you love; and introduce you to other experiences you may enjoy.”
This means each day you will wake up with something to look forward to, perhaps even several, depending on how involved you would like to be. Aside from staying physically active , having something to look forward to is also significant in maintaining emotional well-being.
“We want you to get out of the house, meet with your friends, and feel accomplished when you lay your head down at night,” Lutzky said.
Feeling that sense of purpose will help to keep you feeling young, Dr. Landry said.
In order to take full advantage of retirement life aging adults should start early when thinking about how they plan to spend their senior years. That’s because depending on the type of retirement community, you may have to pass a health evaluation to gain membership. If you wait too long, you may no longer be eligible.
“We want you to be able to enjoy everything we have to offer,” Lutzky said. “Our goal is to keep our members enjoying life to fullest, with the security that their long-term care needs are met should a need arise.”
For more information about retirement visit www.PeconicLanding.com.