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“That’s not for me. It’s for old people.” That’s a common phrase people will say when contemplating a move to a senior living community. Let’s face it, deciding where you want to live in your senior years is a big decision, and you want to make the right choice at the right time. So, to help you mull it over, consider your responses to the following statements:

  • You’re highly independent and thrive in a lively social scene.
  • You enjoy a sense of freedom and value a “pick-up-and-go lifestyle.”
  • You’re a planner and seek financial predictability. You like the idea of selling your home in a robust real estate market and preserving your estate for as long as possible.
  • When it comes to healthcare, you think preventive versus reactive medical care and you like the concept of convenient, quality and accessible healthcare.
  • You don’t want to wait until a health condition forces you to move again. You know last-minute decisions leave little time to vet your options.
  • You don’t like the idea of your family worrying about you. You want to be the one calling the kids and sharing details about your visit to Paynes Prairie and hiking the La Chua Trail.
  • You live in the present, but when you picture yourself five years from now, you wonder if your circle of friends will diminish, whether you’ll want the hassle of maintaining a home or how your neighborhood will change as people your age move out.

You plus us equals happiness

If you found yourself nodding yes to the above statements, then you’re probably ready to move to a senior living community. In fact, a recent study revealed that residents at active senior living communities tend to have greater emotional, social, physical, intellectual and vocational wellness than individuals and couples who choose to stay in their house.

From a quality of life perspective, The Village of Gainesville opens the door to reimagined independent living. With an approach to wellness and creative living, there’s always something happening at The Village of Gainesville.

Picture yourself swimming laps in the outdoor heated pool, playing tennis or walking the paths on our 104-acre campus. And to maintain strength and balance, you can schedule a personal training session or take a yoga or tai chi class.

While The Village of Gainesville has plenty of options for your physical well-being, you can feed your social and intellectual soul with cultural outings to downtown Gainesville or classes and lectures at Santa Fe College or the University of Florida. For nature lovers, Alachua County is home to excellent hiking spots such as Loblolly Woods Nature Park, Clear Lake Nature Park and San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park—all just a stone’s throw away.

But what makes The Village of Gainesville truly unique is the Vitality Program, which places an emphasis on your overall wellness. As part of the program, you’ll receive a personalized plan to optimize your well-being guided by healthcare professionals vested in your long-term health. And with an on-site primary care office and convenient access to physical, occupational, speech and massage therapy services, healthcare navigation just became easier. Equally important, a higher level of care is just steps away should you should ever need it. Now that’s peace of mind.

Many people who have moved to The Village at Gainesville say, “I should have done this years ago.” Now is the time for you to say “yes!” to a full life at The Village of Gainesville. Come visit our community and see for yourself, or call us today at 352-548-3507 for more information.

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