Five top trends in retirement communities

Five top trends in retirement communities

Just as they’ve shaped society for their entire lives, baby boomers are changing retirement, too. The boomers are an active generation, and they plan to stay that way.

They expect more from a retirement community. At Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge (WCBR), we understand their needs and expectations. We’re responding by keeping up with, and often staying in front of, the latest trends in retirement living.

From an appealing geographic location to upscale amenities, we offer the features and experiences today’s retirees are seeking.

Retiring closer to home

Used to be, the dream retirement home was Florida or Arizona. Many people today, though, are staying farther north, with states such as Virginia seeing more retirees than ever. Temperate climates that still offer all four seasons are part of the appeal.

Today’s retirees also are drawn to communities near college towns, where they’ll find more educational and volunteer opportunities as well as access to world-class healthcare. Located minutes away from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, WCBR certainly meets that requirement.

Luxurious retirement lifestyles

The future of senior living is active, vibrant and upscale, with a true sense of home.

At WCBR, retirees find a range of luxurious living options, from spacious apartment homes to lovely cottages with vaulted ceilings and fireplaces. We’ll happily help customize floorings, paint and window treatments. We want all residents to create something that beautifully reflects their personal tastes and feels like home.

At the same time, we relieve residents of the hassles of home ownership. Maintenance, repairs and light housekeeping are all our job, freeing residents to enjoy their lives to the fullest.

Senior communities with urban amenities

Banking, barbershop and salon. A fitness center and a heated saline pool. Aerobics, yoga and tai chi classes. Festivals, concerts and lectures. A coffee shop with gourmet pastries.

All those options, and more, are available on WCBR’s beautiful 56-acre campus. Enjoy casual coffee with friends in the morning, then relax over a sumptuous five-star dinner in the evening. Our four dining venues offer a variety of delicious selections.

At WCBR, we’ve gone to great lengths to include all the modern comforts and conveniences our residents expect.

An active senior community

What would you like to do today?

Surround yourself with nature during a leisurely hike through our 17-acre preserve? Take a college class in a “just for fun” discipline you’ve always wanted to explore? Create something in our woodworking shop or flower room? Join friends for a lively game of billiards? Or hone your skills on the putting green?

At WCBR, we offer an amazing array of possibilities that let you enjoy your new hard-earned leisure time to the maximum.

Continuum of care senior communities

Retirees who choose WCBR can be comfortable knowing they’ve selected a true community that will continue to serve them regardless of their needs. We offer a variety of care settings, from independent living to skilled nursing.

Our Lifecare program ensures that, no matter the level of care needed, you’re protected from skyrocketing costs. The Lifecare plan provides financial planning and asset protection, helping you ensure that your future costs are securely covered.

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