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A Comprehensive Guide to Touring Luxury Senior Living Communities

Luxury senior living communities can make your dream life a reality—but it all starts with knowing which community to choose. Senior living tours are helpful, informative meetings where you get to experience your potential community, firsthand. Guided by a community team member, senior living tours give you an intimate insight into community life. You will get answers to your questions about senior living, meet future neighbors, and get a real feel of the community culture and all it has to offer. Taking these tours can be an empowering experience that enables you to choose the right community with confidence and excitement. 

Here are some essential tips to help you find the right fit as you weigh your senior living options.

Preparing for Your Tour

This is an exciting chapter of your life—a fresh start. While you may feel ready for a change, finding the right community can be overwhelming

Dream Up Your Ideal Lifestyle

  • Before you start touring senior communities, take some time to think about your ideal community. 
  • Consider its location, services, amenities, events, culture, healthcare and Life Care offerings, pet policies, floor plan options, and more. 
  • Write out your wants and needs. 

Research Communities Online

  • After you’ve established your criteria, use online resources to identify communities that align with your criteria.
  • Note some that stand out and schedule a tour. 
  • Before your tour, prepare a list of questions to ask. Refer to our blog: 10 Key Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

Stay Organized During Your Tour

  • Bring a notepad and take notes on each community’s unique features and offerings. It can be easy to mix up communities and forget key details. 
  • If you’re looking for a Life Care community and want to ensure you have productive conversations around the community’s contract options, refer to this blog: Life Care Contracts: Questions You Should Ask.

Exploring Amenities

Celebrate the best years of your life by embracing community amenities that elevate the everyday, giving you the retirement lifestyle you’ve worked so hard for. During your tour, ask to see the community amenities and carefully consider how they fit into your lifestyle. A fitness center might sound exciting—or maybe a leisurely day at the art studio is more your speed. Ask your tour guide about specialized amenities tailored for luxury living. At Village on the Green, our upscale selection of specialized amenities ranges from an on-site putting green to a heated pool to a salon and barbershop, and beyond. 

Model Living Spaces

Finding the ideal launching pad for life’s adventures is crucial in this phase of your journey. Luxuriate in a place designed just for you in an upscale senior community that offers various floor plans. Before your senior community tour, browse floor plan options online and select those that resonate with you. Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you explore: 

  • Feel of the Space: How does the space make you feel—does it bring about feelings of relaxation and inspiration? 
  • Customization: Are the residences customizable? If so, in what way? 
  • Finishes: Does the living space have modern appliances and finishes? 
  • Scenic Views: What kind of scenic views are available? 
  • Pet Policy: Are there pet-friendly floor plans?
  • Space and Storage: Is there enough space for your ideal lifestyle? What about additional space, like walk-in closets or a personal garage? 

Dining Experience

Some of the best memories are created around the dining table. Luxury senior communities often offer multiple dining options to satisfy your palate and make meaningful memories. Eliminate cooking and cleanup concerns and have more time in your day to spend on other fulfilling activities. Village on the Green, for example, provides various dining options, from fine dining experiences to quick bites at the bistro.

Mealtime becomes an enjoyable experience with easily-accessible, chef-prepared, and nutritious meals, catering to unique nutritional needs. Whether sharing a meal with friends or opting for a quick bite, the diverse dining options at Village on the Green will enhance your retirement journey. 

Discover Luxurious Living at Village on the Green

It’s your time to thrive. We invite you to explore the epitome of luxurious living at Village on the Green in Longwood, Florida. Attend one of our events or schedule a personalized tour of our community to witness firsthand how you can embrace a fulfilling, carefree lifestyle catered to you.  Contact us today and take the first step toward an extraordinary retirement experience.

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