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Want to Be Happier and Healthier? Consider a Continuing Care Retirement Community

In your pursuit of a happier, healthier life, there may be one move you haven’t considered making: a move to community living. 

The future is full of endless opportunities, and for older adults, life in a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, can assist you in taking advantage of them. CCRCs offer independent living residences with access to high-end, resort-style amenities, activities, exceptional services, and luxurious surroundings. A CCRC that offers Life Care can give you the additional benefit of gaining access to higher levels of care on campus should you need it, knowing that your costs have been planned for. 

Explore how CCRCs can help you achieve a healthier, happier future. 

Promoting Active and Engaged Lifestyles

CCRCs create many opportunities for you to be an active, engaged participant in your life’s journey. As you search for the right senior living community, look for one that offers a range of activities, events, amenities, and services that allow you to broaden your horizons and live vibrantly.

At Oak Trace, for instance, our community is designed to empower you as you pursue what matters most. Connect with like-minded peers over a game of billiards. Invite some friends to join you for a fitness class. Expand your mind at an invigorating lecture. Tap into your creative side at an art class. There are endless opportunities to fill your cup. 

Access to Comprehensive Health Services

Imagine being part of a community that enhances your physical health and well-being. CCRCs — especially those that offer Life Care — are designed to prioritize your short- and long-term health needs. In the short term, you can benefit from various health-focused services and amenities. Many offer full-service health centers with specialized care, on-site personal trainers, personalized wellness programs, fitness classes, and more. Join a walking club, work toward specific goals with a professional, or take a group exercise class—there are many ways to improve your health. 

In the long term, extended levels of care offer assistance should you need more comprehensive support. For instance, in the event of a fall or surgical need, rehabilitation services may be available to aid your recovery. If you need assistance managing a chronic health condition, a team of skilled nursing professionals may be available to support you. Assisted living and memory care options are available at many CCRCs to provide any extra support needed to maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle. Convenient access to these comprehensive services can positively impact your health in the years ahead. 

Stress-Free, Maintenance-Free Living

Envision living a life with less stress, more free time, and an event-rich calendar. Living in a CCRC, this is all within reach. Find a senior living community that takes care of mundane daily tasks—like housekeeping and maintenance—so that you can pursue what sparks joy. Use this extra free time to treat yourself to a day at the salon. Catch up with friends over a delicious chef-prepared dinner or drinks at the lounge. Sharpen your carpentry skills in the woodworking shop. 

Live Well at Oak Trace

At Oak Trace, you can find supportive services and enriching amenities that make living a life of leisure and relaxation a reality. Everyday worries are replaced with excitement, fulfillment, happiness, and health. Every day can be an adventure at Oak Trace, in Downers Grove, Illinois. Living here, you’ll have the time to focus on your health and happiness, pursue your passions, enjoy new hobbies, and build strong relationships. 

Contact us today to explore how living in our community can enhance your quality of life.

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