Where you live makes a big difference to how well you live. And for seniors, this is especially true.
It’s great to have a friend or family member who can help you get places. But to rely solely on them may limit your mobility. Fortunately, in Denver, there are good public transportation options. With some forethought, you can situate yourself to enjoy good access and independence.
As you contemplate your future, give thought to how easy your location makes it for the activities you both want and need to do.
Cultural and recreational attractions. Maybe you enjoy visiting the Denver Art Museum or seeing a play or musical at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. You might be a diehard fan of the Rockies, Broncos, or Avalanche. Perhaps you love seeing movies on the big screen. How easy is it for you to engage in your interests?
Medical care. Keeping trips to the doctor as easy and efficient as possible will have a big impact on your quality of life. Give thought to where you primary doctor is located, as well as the locations of medical specialists, testing, and treatments.
Self-care. Hair salons, nail salons, massage and spa services: think about all the places you visit to keep yourself looking and feeling your best.
Social Activities. How close do you live to your friends? How about the organized activities you enjoy, whether that’s yoga, bridge, or mahjong? Would you like to take painting classes or French lessons? How convenient is it for you to take part in these pursuits?
Family. Being close to children, grandchildren, siblings, or other relatives is a big consideration for many seniors. Whether you want to get together for holidays, birthdays or just Sunday dinner, it’s nice when it’s an easy trip.
Public transportation. Light rail, commuter rail, and buses can make it easy to get around. And the options are expanding, thanks to Denver’s FasTracks transit expansion program. How easy is it for you to access public transportation?
Does your current home have adequate transportation options? Do you want to situate yourself somewhere more mobile? Call Jessica at 720.514.9540 to find out more about senior-friendly neighborhoods and locales that can help you enjoy convenience and connection.