Retirement Loneliness: Are Retirement Villages The Answer to Combat Retirement Isolation?
The thought of Retirement Loneliness can be a very scary but realistic prospect for many. And lets face it; no one wants to live in a care home. But a novel concept that has been in the UK for many years now is gaining much traction. So are Park Homes and Retirement Villages and truly the better alternative to care homes?
Are dedicated Retirement Villages the answer to the retirement loneliness epidemic?
The idea of a dedicated retirement village was brought to the marketplace through the momentum it gained in the USA. And it’s widely becoming a popular choice for many over 50’s here in the UK, as it isn’t necessarily the elderly who can benefit from such places.
But lets think about the typical journey that people take to retirement in the first place. Well, having spent most of your life working, it seems as though people often look forward to the day they retire, as this can be the start of that path to freedom you dreamt of. However, many people are further saving their equity by investing in dedicated retirement properties….
But you maybe thinking well how do these dedicated retirement places combat retirement loneliness? Well, its often stated that people suffer from depression as a result of going from working all their lives, to then ultimately having time to yourself, and not knowing what to do with it.
It can be quite sobering when all those around you are getting on with their lives in a world that is rapidly changing and evolving. The good news is however, that you too can make a change for the better. And not even experience what retirement loneliness feels like.
The main thing that people struggle with is trying to find a routine to follow on a daily basis. It’s hard to go from working full time to then retiring and not having the same schedule or even an outline of a plan on a daily basis.
But how can retirement villages combat this?
Well, with a retirement village, you have the convenience of living as you normally would, but you would just be in a community of other people just like yourselves who are also retirees. The benefit of this is that you can instantly form friendships with like-minded people around you, and begin to fill your days with activities alongside your new friends.
Here at The Elms, we have created a fantastic retirement community all situated within rural Lincolnshire. Within our community, there is never a sense of Retirement Loneliness from our residents – as there is always something happening here.
And this is the key; if you find somewhere that takes away the feeling of isolation, then it definitely combats that lonely feeling. If you have kids or grandkids that have been to university away from home, then they too will find it strange at first, but they soon adapt. The same can be said for our residents, who at first are slightly taken back by the change, but they also soon adapt. Its never too late to start a new chapter in your life, and its not too late to combat that lonely feeling after retirement.
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