State-of-the-art senior apartment community: A place to start a new chapter, create new memories
A: They are independent living, age-restricted residences for those who want to downsize and enjoy a more maintenance–free and social lifestyle. Many times, older adults move to these communities when their spouses pass away, when they are recently retired, when their family home seems too large to manage or are simply planning for a new chapter in their life.
Q: What advantages are there to living in a 55-plus community vs. a residential home?
A: The biggest advantage would be the daily interaction with other people of a similar age group and feeling a strong sense of belonging to a community. This feeling can have huge influence on a person’s well-being and quality of life and is one of the biggest benefits of living in a 55-plus community. Adults living in these types of communities tend to know their neighbors and quite often have the same goal of creating lasting memories together. It’s a good feeling to watch new friendships being formed.
Q: What kind of activities do the residents enjoy?
A: Activities are customized based on resident’s hobbies and interests. The residents determine what activities they would like. Our residents form a ‘committee’ to oversee and implement activities such as: bus trips, card games, bingo, charity work and service projects, on-site library, coffee groups, crafts, family gatherings, movie nights, pot luck suppers, and chair yoga – just to name a few! They have fun together!
A: In some cases, such as assisted living facilities, it can be quite expensive depending upon the level of care that is required. To reside at The Legends at Whitney Town Center our residents must be able to live independently on a daily basis. This allows us to offer reasonably priced apartments with all the latest amenities. In addition, we include most utilities — heat, water, trash, cable and internet. Electric bills in Fairport for these size apartments are less than $25 per month. This makes budgeting monthly expenses simple. In addition, people living in homes are paying for lawn and snow removal services, plus any necessary repairs. There is a definite savings living in this environment, where you just need to make a phone call to the office and we take care of the rest.
Q: What do you hear most from the residents who have moved in over the last year?
A: “Why did I wait so long to move?” is a phrase that residents often say after moving to The Legends at Whitney Town Center. For many, waiting to make a move to a community like this can result in a more stressful and tenuous move because of a hospitalization or crisis situations. Making the move to a senior community on your own terms at your pace can make it an easier process in selling your home, downsizing, and cleaning out your home. It puts you in control of what your future looks like and where you want to spend it.
Legends at Whitney Town Center • 100 Clear Spring Trail Fairport, NY 14450 • 585-421-7321 • www.LegendsAtWhitney.com