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Benefits of Senior Living Options for Couples

senior couple and dog cruising a neighborhood in a golf cart

Choosing where you want to spend your retirement years is a big decision with financial, emotional and social implications. It’s important to have an open conversation about where both of you want to live in retirement, while keeping in mind how your needs might change a few years down the road. A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is an ideal option for couples, because it opens the door to new possibilities while protecting your future together.
At Atlantic Shores, senior couples can continue being active, social, live independently, spend time together — all while having a plan in place should health care needs change. As you look to the future with your partner, don’t overlook the following reasons to choose a CCRC:

Discover the Joys of Retirement Together

After spending a lifetime working hard, raising a family, and taking care of others, retirement is a time for couples to relax and enjoy. A maintenance-free lifestyle means you can devote more time to the things that matter most to you instead of spending your free time on cooking, cleaning and yardwork. Atlantic Shores is an independent living community in Virginia Beach where couples find exciting opportunities for growth, relaxation, and freedom from the responsibilities of the daily grind.

Shared Experiences + Individuality

Perhaps you’re an avid reader who loves practicing yoga while your partner enjoys pickleball, woodworking and watching sports on TV. An independent living community is a great choice for senior couples, because it provides the framework for each partner to retain their individuality while spending quality time together. Couples have the opportunity to pursue their individual interests and hobbies with plenty of activities to explore together and apart. At Atlantic Shores, you can express your individuality with arts and crafts, writers clubs, dance classes, woodworking, and more. Join cocktail Happy Hours, themed potluck dinners, and outings featuring whale-watching and vineyard tours.

A Rightsized Space for Two

Living in a big home can feel empty as you grow older, and you may find greater fulfillment when you choose a perfectly rightsized independent living residence that meets all your needs. With a variety of affordable independent living floor plans to choose from, you can rightsize to the carefree lifestyle you want. At Atlantic Shores, we offer a variety of spacious apartment homes and beautiful one-story villas.

A Built-in Social Life

A continuing care retirement community in Virginia Beach like Atlantic Shores provides a built-in network of like-minded people, along with increased opportunities for social interaction, friendships and fun. The sooner you move and begin forming friendships in your new home, the stronger those social ties will be in the years to come. Building relationships and a network of people you can count on just happens easily when you and your partner move into a community together.

A Predictable Plan for Future Health Care

When you choose a community with a full continuum of care on campus, you gain the peace of mind knowing that your health needs, if they change, can be managed within your community at predictable monthly costs. There’s also the relief that comes with having access to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing in Virginia Beach, if needed. With a plan for long-term care in place, the other partner won’t have to assume the role of caregiver, which can take a toll on their health and well-being. Atlantic Shores offers a full complement of senior care and living options to meet the changing needs of both partners.

Security You Can Count On

For couples who love to travel, a senior living community can be the perfect place to recharge between adventures. The lock-and-leave lifestyle means you can leave without worrying about all the details of taking care of a home while you’re away. And if you or your partner needs to travel while the other stays home, you can rest assured they’ll be safe and comfortable at Atlantic Shores.

A Lifestyle with All the Advantages

From bright, welcoming, independent living apartments to a community outside your door that offers a vibrant, maintenance-free lifestyle, Atlantic Shores is the perfect retirement destination for senior couples. We invite you to learn more about our active retirement community in Virginia Beach, explore our floor plans and then contact us to schedule your personal tour. We look forward to meeting you!