Expert Advice on When to Move to Senior Living
Seniors playing games at the village


Are you wondering when is the right time to move to senior living? If you’re interested in leading a vibrant, active lifestyle where your days are full of activities, clubs, and services and amenities that all benefit your well-being, you may want to consider that the time is now.

As a Life Plan Community, we often meet many older adults who ask when to move to senior living,” says Danai Vergara, Executive Director of The Village in California. “When you move into Independent Living at a Life Plan Community, you receive all the perks of the community’s amenities and services with the peace of mind that you can receive the higher levels of care you need in your community should you need them.”

Check out these three main reasons why you should move to a senior living community and live a retired lifestyle full of ease.

Home Maintenance

One of the biggest perks of living in a senior living community is the maintenance-free lifestyle. This means that tasks related to maintaining your apartment home are no longer your responsibility.

If you’re taking care of your own home, keeping up with the chores can be physically challenging and also weigh on your mind. In addition to the everyday chores you need to do regularly, you’re also responsible for repairs and upkeep of the appliances inside your house.

Mowing the lawn, cleaning gutters, and taking care of appliances are all tasks that you no longer have to worry about. Instead of getting up early to take care of home maintenance chores, you can get up early to go for a walk with friends, take an exercise class, or meet with your club for breakfast – which your community can provide.

Senior living communities offer dining options, so you always have options ready for mealtimes. When you want to set aside time for cooking in your apartment, you can, but it’s no longer something you have to do and plan for each day.

woman enjoying her move to senior living with her dog outside


Senior living communities often have several safety and security measures that keep the campus safe. Visitors will go through a sign-in process so the community knows who is on campus, and security guards patrol the community 24/7 so there’s always someone on site who can help. The campus also has surveillance cameras to ensure safety.

There’s also the security for residents in higher levels of care like Assisted Living, Memory Care, Rehabilitation, and Skilled Nursing. If someone has an emergency or needs immediate medical attention, our staff is always available if a higher level of care is needed.


Senior living communities provide endless opportunities for socialization, a significant aspect that contributes to a high quality of life.

Many seniors who live at home may have limited interaction with their friends and family. If they live far away, they may not have a lot of activities that get them out of the house. Without an active social life, an older adult’s world can get small.

The lack of connection to others can have detrimental effects on a senior’s health. Feelings of loneliness and isolation can cause depression and anxiety. They are also at an increased risk of dementia, heart disease, and stroke.

When you’re in a senior living community, you’re surrounded by friendly neighbors who are also enjoying the active retirement lifestyle. You can expand your social circle and engage in activities with people who share your interests.

senior woman in a personal training session

Retire With Peace of Mind at The Village

Voted the Best Senior Living Community for 17 consecutive years winning The 2023 Best of Inland Empire Senior Living Award, The Village is excited to welcome you to our community.

Our Easy Monthly Residence Agreement simplifies making the move to senior living, and you can start enjoying a maintenance-free retirement.

Ready to make the move to senior living? We’re here to help. Give us a call to schedule a personalized tour and experience the community firsthand.