What Is Independent Living?


In decades past, many aging adults moved to a senior living community when they needed additional support at home due to health concerns.

Today, active older adults are choosing to move to senior living communities for the incredible lifestyle independent living offers. With fewer responsibilities, they can enjoy freedom and flexibility – plus they can take advantage of perks on par with an upscale resort!

Additionally, there is a sense of security knowing that many communities, like Senior Star, make it possible to “age in place.” Residents have the ability to remain in the community, they know and love, even if they need to increase their level of care to assisted living or memory care.

The Independent Living Experience 

Living in an independent living senior community is a unique and enriching experience that offers a blend of autonomy, social engagement, and convenience. Here’s a glimpse into what it’s like:

Freedom To Do What You Love

One of the primary benefits of independent living is the sense of autonomy it provides. At Senior Star, residents can choose a private residence from a variety of floor plans. They are free to add their own personal touches, decor, and furniture. With independent living, you have the freedom to structure your day, make choices based on your preferences, and live life on your terms. Many people find it easier to travel knowing that their home will be looked after while they are out of town.

Vibrant Social Life

Independent living communities are hubs of social activity. At Senior Star, residents have numerous opportunities to engage in social events, group activities, and outings.

From Laughter Yoga and Rock Steady Boxing or our Senior Star Adventures – Around the World and Dakim® BrainFitness, there is something for everyone. 

At Senior Star our Signature Programs aren’t just designed to fill your day, they are created to support mind, body, and spirit through seven areas of holistic wellness. 

Each day there is something new and exciting to do – perhaps it’s an outing in town, an educational opportunity, or a chance to volunteer in the community.

Maintenance-Free Living

Say goodbye to the hassles of home maintenance and yard work. Independent-living residents can focus on enjoying life rather than worrying about chores with these Senior Star amenities:

  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Laundry Services 
  • Concierge Services
  • Signature Transportation
  • Salon and Spa
  • Restaurant-Style Dining
  • Fitness Center and Programs

Culinary Enjoyment

Many independent living communities provide dining services, offering residents the convenience of well-prepared meals. 

At Senior Star, we take it a step further. Our residents enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals in a restaurant setting – no reservation required. With Anytime Dining, Senior Star residents have the flexibility to enjoy meals at any time between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. 

The Benefits of Independent Living 

Independent living allows you to embrace a lifestyle that values independence, social connection, and overall well-being. It’s a chapter where you can savor the freedom of retirement, surrounded by like-minded individuals, in a setting that caters to your needs and desires.

In short, you are free to spend your time in ways that matter to you.

Is Independent Living the Right Choice for You or Your Loved One?

Moving to a new community is a big decision. There is no right or wrong age to move into a senior living community

For seniors looking to add convenience, flexibility, and freedom to their day, independent living could be an excellent choice. 

Retired adults of all ages are discovering the incredible benefits of independent living. Only you or your loved one can decide when it’s time to take the next step, but you’ll never regret exploring your options.

Contact us to connect with a Senior Star associate or schedule a tour of an independent living community near you.