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What is Independent Living?

Independent living lets you set aside the hassles of home maintenance for more time to pursue your passions. Independent living communities, like Franciscan Village, let you forget about the worries that come with home ownership like utilities and landscaping and let you focus on finding more purpose in each day. Many independent living communities give you the feel of a private residence while giving you access to a wide variety of life enrichment activities based on the seven dimensions of wellness.

Enjoy Your New Independent Lifestyle

One of the main benefits of independent living is having the freedom to make the most out of your retirement. Every day is an opportunity for a new adventure. And what those adventures look like is different for everybody. For example, if you enjoy being active, you’ll have the flexibility to go for a hike one afternoon and attend a yoga class on another.

No matter what your passions are, independent living means that you’ll have more flexibility and choice. Here are just some of the ways independent living can shape your retirement for years to come.

You Can Find New Hobbies

Since independent living communities like Franciscan Village take care of household chores for you, you’ll have the time to explore new hobbies. Is there an activity or passions that you’ve always wanted to try? With independent living, you’ll have the time to experience it.

Opportunities to Make New Friends

Social wellness is important for older adults. And independent living communities will give you plenty of opportunities to make new friends. Between the variety of life enrichment events you can attend and the welcoming atmosphere of our communities, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other seniors who share your interests.

You’ll Have Time to Focus on Your Wellbeing

Independent living communities give you the chance to focus on your wellbeing. For example, Franciscan Village, an independent living community in Lemont, IL has services and amenities based on the seven dimensions of wellness. You can explore one of our senior activity clubs, take an afternoon fitness class or read the latest best seller in the lounge. During your time at Franciscan Village, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your mind, body and soul.

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See How We Celebrate Life at Franciscan Village

If you’re interested in trading in the hassles of home maintenance for freedom and independence in retirement, Franciscan Village could be for you. To learn more about how our independent living community in Lemont, IL can help you find more purpose and fulfilment in your retirement, contact our staff today.