October 5, 2021
We live in a world full of options, including how and where we live. For older Americans planning for later in life, and the type of future services and care they may need, can seem like an overwhelming decision.
A Life Plan Community, previously referred to as a CCRC, (Continuing Care Retirement Community) provides independent living options which follow with assisted living or skilled nursing care as health needs change. Far more than just a retirement home, most life plan communities offer attractive living spaces, amenities such as fitness centers, and specialized programming with a wellness focus.
Kendal at Lexington is a nonprofit life plan community nestled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and home to nearly 200 residents throughout the independent living cottages, apartments, and another up to 80 residents living in the Webster Assisted Living Center, and Borden Health Center.
Peace of Mind for Residents and Their Families
One of the major factors for residents who make the move to a life plan community is peace of mind. Whether it’s the assurance that health care and living arrangements are in place for their last phase of life, or the safety and security of living in a tight knit and connected community, residents continually cite peace of mind as a major benefit.
Kendal residents say the life plan model is especially attractive for those who don’t want to be a burden to children or other family members when it comes to decisions about health care.
Be as Busy and Active as You Want
With a wide range of on-campus activities, including group discussions, walking trails, fitness classes, and other activities, residents are not limited to the 85-acre campus. Kendal at Lexington is also part of a vibrant local community that includes colleges, art galleries, golf courses, nature preserves, and more. Many residents volunteer both within Kendal and in the community.
Much of the activities and programming is organized by resident committees. Rather than a cruise-ship/concierge model, Kendal is a resident-driven community. Residents serve on a wide variety of committees that range from activities to sustainability. They work and communicate with staff and administration on program offerings, dining options, green and recycling initiatives, and during the pandemic, they worked together on creating better digital connectivity.
A mix of individuals from the immediate area and several states away highlights the wide variety of life experience and careers. Residents are never short of options to pursue life-long interests or take up a new one.
When is the Right Time to Move to Kendal?
Moving to a life plan community while you are healthy, independent, and active is an ideal time to make the move. Kendal residents openly share that they are glad they made the move, “while they could.”
For you, that could be putting your name on the waiting list now as you prepare to retire, sell a home, or wait for the ideal floor plan. Or you are ready to make a move to a warmer climate or escape the cost and maintenance of owning a home. If so, contacting us now is your next step.
If you’re ready to learn more about Kendal at Lexington or more details on how a life plan community works, contact us here or call 540.463.1910.