Why Seniors Love the Lock-and-Leave Lifestyle

Are you ready for the freedom of retirement? You’ll finally have time and opportunity to do everything you’ve had on the back burner: travel, hobbies, family, continuing education. But if you still have homeownership responsibilities, those freedoms can be curtailed. Daily chores, home maintenance, yardwork — there’s no getting away from them when you own a home. Hiring help to take care of these responsibilities or larger projects like appliance repair or painting isn’t always possible, and it can get expensive.

More and more, active seniors on the go are considering the freedom and flexibility they can achieve with senior living. Communities that offer a carefree lock-and-leave lifestyle remove the need for everyday chores or worry about home security.  A lock-and-leave lifestyle offers many perks:

Freedom to come and go

The lock-and-leave lifestyle provides much more flexibility for travel. Leave for days, weeks, or even spend part of the year in a different climate without worrying about your home and its contents while you’re away. Exploring other countries, spending quality time with friends and family who live elsewhere, or simply soaking up the sun when and where you want to — whatever your travel plans, they’re easier without the hassles of homeownership.  

Peace of mind

Good senior living communities are well-staffed and offer security so that visitor access is controlled. Even if you leave for long periods of time you know your home is safe; that peace of mind is hard to have in a private residence. At Sedgebrook, our housekeeping team supports your lock-and-leave lifestyle by going the extra mile, checking on the security and integrity of your home while you’re away.  

Modern living and conveniences

Residences in senior living communities are generally newer construction maintenance-free homes with open floor plans. At Sedgebrook, we place an emphasis on luxury and high-quality finishes, and we provide the services of an interior designer to help you turn your dream for your new home into a reality. Our campus provides amenities like nature walking trails, creative arts studio, woodworking and hobby shop, and library. You’ll enjoy less square footage and minimal maintenance, spend less on upkeep, and have access to an attractive and convenient place to live with our lock-and-leave lifestyle.  

Pick up where you left off

A retirement community with amenities such as a fitness center, pool, and exercise classes allows you to continue your fitness program without interruption. When you get back from being away, you don’t want to drive a great distance for what you need. The Cardinal Market at Sedgebrook is a gift and convenience market that stocks daily necessities and grab-and-go foods. Other amenities on campus include a hair salon and barbershop, bank with ATM, and an on-campus physician. Our concierge is ready to help with your requests too.

Dine in style

Having walkability to do the things you enjoy includes eating out. It’s a great advantage to be able to walk to on-campus restaurants when you don’t feel like cooking. At Sedgebrook, you can choose from several dining spots to suit your mood. The Shoreline Restaurant serves formal dinner with full table service, and the Harvest Bistro serves casual fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with carryout options. As you catch up with friends over coffee or a glass of wine, you can count on pleasant hospitality from our attentive staff.   

Like-minded neighbors

Communities plan vibrant social calendars that make it easy to jump right back in with your neighbors when you’re in town. Creating friendships with people who share your interests means they’ll keep an eye on your home when you’re away and look for you when you’re around. This makes a lock-and-leave lifestyle even more enjoyable. Sedgebrook resident John Kanya says, “There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t talk to 20 people around here. I run a golf league and a beginner’s poker table, and I think that’s a lot of fun.” Hear why other residents and their family members love our community here.

Take a look at Sedgebrook

A carefree retirement, full of the freedom you want, is within your reach. Learn more about our independence-enhancing lock-and-leave lifestyle and current home availability. Call 847-496-3351 for a tour of our campus.

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