As more and more of the US population reaches the age where retirement and assisted living communities are a possibility, the industry continues to change to reflect those in it. The values senior citizens hold dear continue to evolve as the demographic changes to include those from a more recent era. It seems that the term, “you’re only as old as you feel” reigns true today more than ever before. Here at New Horizons at Marlborough, we wanted to share some of the trends we are noticing in the industry.
People of all generations seem to be increasingly mindful of their environmental impact. This includes those who are senior citizens. Retirement communities are taking steps to enable their residents to reduce their impact on the environment. Here at New Horizons at Marlborough, we believe this is a worthy cause to participate in. From recycling to installing emission-reducing heating and cooling options, New Horizons is reducing our carbon footprint through a variety of initiatives.
Many who are looking to transition to a retirement community or assisted living community want to stay involved with the neighborhood beyond their walls. In the past, many senior living residences were off the beaten path where things are quiet. While this may be desirable for some retirees, many prefer to be within towns or cities with a lot going on. With Marlborough being in MA’s Metro-West, it is the perfect blend of small-town living with access to nearby Boston and Worcester.
Amenities are what is separating great retirement and assisted living communities from their competitors. Fitness centers and staff-organized community events will keep residents engaged and enjoying their time. Take a look at New Horizons’ event calendar to see what is going on this week.
Senior citizens are more experienced with technology than ever before. Ensuring that residents have access to the Internet can provide entertainment and access to information and help keep residents safe. Our community has high-speed wifi, letting our residents surf the web with ease.
At New Horizons, we strive to stay current with the trends in senior living that we think our residents would enjoy. If you have questions regarding New Horizons at Marlborough, contact us today.