The Advantages of Choosing a Life Plan Community Over a Retirement Condo
Choosing where to begin your next chapter in life is exciting, but it can also raise some questions. As you consider your living options, you might be wondering about the difference between purchasing a retirement condo and being part of a Life Plan Community like Athens Crossing. Life Plan Communities have a number of key advantages over condo living that not only benefit you today but also in the future. Here is what you need to know about the advantages of choosing a Life Plan Community.
What is a Life Plan Community?
A Life Plan Community is a community with the added promise of lifetime housing for residents. This allows you to “age in place” no matter what happens next. As an Athens Crossing resident, we promise you will always have a home in our community, even if your financial resources are depleted through longevity or illness. Think of it as having peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Should your needs change, you can rest assured you’ll receive quality care and support.
Retirement Condominium Communities
A condominium or condo community refers to a multi-unit complex. Condo owners own their own individual unit and oftentimes have access to common areas and amenities. Retirement condos are age-restricted communities typically for individuals 55 or 65 plus. A condo community may offer a shared clubhouse or community events and activities.
The Advantages of a Life Plan Community
The advantages of being part of an Independent Living Life Plan Community are plenty.
- Financial Security
A Life Plan Community can provide you with financial security. You initially pay an entrance fee of which a portion is refunded when you leave your Life Plan home. You also pay a monthly fee which varies depending on the home you choose and other services you may receive.
In a Life Plan Community, you have your own residence while having access to multiple levels of care like assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing should your needs change down the road.
- Peace of Mind
Wouldn’t it be great to know that you have a plan in place for the future, no matter what happens? In a Life Plan Community, you (and your loved ones) will have that peace of mind knowing that no matter what happens in the future, you will have a home and the support you need.
- Full Continuum of Care
Life Plan Communities offer the peace of mind of a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. At Athens Crossing, this means you have access to everything you need at Columbus’s premier retirement community, Four Seasons.
- Wide Range of Housing
At Athens Crossing, we offer housing options to meet all your needs and wants. Residences span from spacious single-family homes to beautiful duplex homes. If your health needs change, Four Seasons offers independent and assisted living apartments with all the modern conveniences you’d expect from a high-end community.
- Wide Range of Services and Amenities
Not only does Independent Living allow you to live a maintenance-free life (say goodbye to stressing about landscaping and snow removal!) but you’ll also have access to a wide variety of amenities, social activities, and excursions. At Athens Crossing you’ll have on-site conveniences including an incredible clubhouse, complete with a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, and gathering areas. You can also enjoy our walking paths, pickleball courts, and leash-free dog park.
- Active lifestyle
Being a part of an Independent Living Life Plan Community means you can still live an active lifestyle and have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals in your community. Without the various stressors of homeownership, you are free to pursue your passions and connect with others, too.
- Athens Crossing’s Unique Offerings
Athen’s Crossing’s impressive duplexes and single-family homes, ranging in size from 1,850 to 2,400 square feet, provide unmatched luxury. The homes feature spacious open floor plans with two-car garages, ample storage, and a variety of high-end finishes for residents to personalize their homes.
There are a number of variations, including an expanded sunroom and/or a screened porch… all without the burden of home maintenance.