Guide for Retirement Living: 6 Tips to Consider When Planning for Retirement

Planning for retirement? Whether you want to transition to a senior living community because you need assistance with the activities of daily living, are experiencing memory loss, or simply want to continue living as you do now, but within a senior-centered community with other older adults, Copeland Oaks has several senior housing options to choose from based on your specific needs. Learn about important tips for retirement living and see how Copeland Oaks campus could be a great fit for you!

6 Tips for Retirement Living

1. Select a retirement living option that is catered to your individual needs.

As you start your search for the best retirement community for you or a loved one, we encourage you to make a list of what you are comfortable handing on your own, where a little assistance is needed, and in what areas you need the most help. Use this list as a starting point to find the retirement community that fits all your needs and can help as your needs change. Our Assisted Living and Assisted Living with Memory Care housing options at Copeland Oaks allow for independent living by yourself or with your partner while still providing assistance with daily tasks that you and/or your loved one requires. Senior living options for non-medical care include our Independent Living facilities and our Catered Living apartments. In Copeland’s Assisted Living Apartments, residents receive help with medication management, bathing, dressing, and transportation. If your loved one is beginning to show signs of memory loss, specialized nursing care is also available. Our Assisted Living with Memory Care option is designed for seniors experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

2. Only pay for the services you need.

If you and a partner are considering moving to a senior living community, make sure you aren’t paying extra for services that you don’t need. At Copeland Oaks, couples can stay living together in the privacy of their own home, while receiving the personal assistance they need. Mixed monthly rates are available for couples in our Assisted Living Apartments so residents can pay only for what’s necessary. Independent residents do not have to pay for assisted living services as part of their daily rate as this applies only to the individual who requires these services.

3. Choose a campus that offers complete continuum of care.

You or your loved one’s needs will evolve during your senior years and it’s important to take this into consideration when choosing a senior living community. Independent Living in a Villa or Apartment might be suited to your active lifestyle now, but you won’t want to have to move if your needs change. We provide non-medical, assistive care and medical, memory, and rehabilitation care when needed to ensure a stable home for all of our residents. At Copeland Oaks, we offer Catered Living, Assisted Living and Assisted Living with Memory Care to ensure your or your loved ones’ needs are met throughout their time on our campus. Our on-site wellness center, 24-hour health clinic, and skilled nursing clinic provide for residents’ short- and long-term needs. These facilities ensure convenient access to urgent care, wellness programs, Dental, optometry, podiatry, and audiology appointments, rehabilitative therapy and more.

4. Take part in activities on campus.

Get the most out of your retirement by joining clubs and groups, and don’t be afraid to try new things on Copeland Oaks’ campus! Our campus offers a full array of social, recreational, educational and cultural activities suited to a wide variety of interests. Amenities include an indoor pool, woodworking shop, art studios, community garden, trails, fishing lake, library, computer lab, game rooms, special trips and more. Our campus offers convenient access to on-site conveniences including a bank, beauty/barber shop, and sundries and gift shop. Not to mention our residents also receive a free lifetime membership and golf at Sebring Country Club!

5. Join new groups and stay social.

Our senior living community is a source of fun activities and lasting friendships for our residents. Visit our Chapel, take part in our services or join a Bible study group. Participate in group art classes and exercise classes, meet new people at the aquatic center or library, plus take part in our monthly Copeland residents meeting to stay engaged! We also offer scheduled transportation services to offsite activities and events to keep our residents well-connected.

6. Join a Pet Friendly Retirement Community.

Our furry friends keep us active and make for great companions during our senior years, so make sure you choose a senior living community that doesn’t make you leave this important part of your family behind! Take your pet with you when you make the move to Copeland Oaks, whether you are choosing an Independent Living option or Assisted Living.

Can you picture yourself calling Copeland Oaks home? If you think our campus would be a great fit for you or a loved one, contact us today to schedule a tour or get more information about our facilities and services.