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How to be a happy, independent senior


Today, seniors have an abundance of choices as they seek a successful senior independent living experience.

What does it take to be a happy, independent senior?

Being able to maintain your independence is rewarding. Maintaining good health, good friendships and living in a safe environment can greatly impact your happiness in your golden years!

A living environment like Heritage Woods of Minooka allows seniors to enjoy private, independent living and enjoy many home-like qualities.

Many seniors find happiness in simplifying their lives and downsizing their living arrangements. That’s why many of them choose to settle into senior independent living communities.

Playing an active role in choosing your living arrangements can ensure you enjoy a higher quality of life in your golden years!

Maintaining good health is also a key factor to happiness in retirement.

Assisted living communities like Heritage Woods of Minooka offer ongoing health monitoring and nursing assessments as well as assistance with daily activities including medication set-up and reminders.

Older adults begin losing muscle strength and become prone to falls. Engage in regular, low-impact exercise such as daily walks and eat a balanced diet to reduce muscle loss and prevent disease.

Many independent living communities – including Heritage Woods of Minooka – offer an exercise room and a monthly activity calendar that includes wellness classes.

Having friends is also essential to happiness for most retirees. Seniors can frequently feel lonely and isolated, and your social network plays a role in how healthy your lifestyle is.

One reason older adults choose to move to senior living communities is the opportunity to socialize and meet new friends. Heritage Woods of Minooka offers social events like Bingo, crafts and music to bring residents together.

Assisted living communities also offer a safe environment. These facilities are designed for mobility and accessibility, helping seniors avoid falls and accidents, and providing access to assistance.

Heritage Woods of Minooka, an Assisted Lifestyle Community for the Older Adult, 701 Heritage Woods Drive, Minooka, IL, 60447, 815-467-2837,