Myth-Busting: Active Senior Living Communities

Myth Busting Active Senior Living Communities

Posted: November 29, 2023

What if you could live in a community that is designed to support your active lifestyle, overall health, and well-being with resources right at your fingertips? What if you could say goodbye to shoveling snow in the winter, mowing the lawn in the summer, and home maintenance chores all year long? This can all be yours when you make the choice to live in an active senior living community. And don’t believe the myths – it can be one of the most liberating and exciting times in life, especially now with all the current options available.

Active senior livingUnlike in our parents’ time, today there are vibrant independent living options that actually enhance your lifestyle with resort-like amenities, resources, and a community of like-minded people. It’s a far cry from when ‘nursing homes’ were the only option for older adults who wanted a maintenance-free lifestyle with assistance if needed.

A new era of community living became prevalent for older adults in the early 1960s when the demand for more options for older adults started shifting. Now communities from coast to coast offer amenities and opportunities that maintain active lifestyles and social engagements that make these communities appealing to many older adults.

Debunking the Myths About Active Senior Living Communities

Thinking of senior living communities in the same breath as nursing homes is so last century and couldn’t be further from reality. Let’s debunk a few of the myths about retirement communities:

Myth #1: Does moving to a retirement community mean I will lose independence?

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Fact: Depending on the community, many have different styles of living from completely independent to more support levels if needed. Today’s retirement communities are designed to create independent living options in order to meet the needs of this generation’s active lifestyle. Holly Creek offers options of stand-alone cottages and individual apartments where you are free to live as you wish and participate in events, dining and other social engagements when and if you choose.

Myth #2: Is retirement living boring?

Fact: Almost all senior living communities offer a variety of events that you can choose to participate in. In some cases, the residents create the calendar and events and in others, staff put together activities based on residents’ interests. When you don’t have to spend time and energy on home maintenance chores, you can fully enjoy current interests and perhaps gain new hobbies while meeting new friends. In fact, moving to senior living is one of the best ways to help older adults prevent boredom and avoid social isolation. Holly Creek has so many opportunities, it might be a challenge to fit in all the activities you like, from enjoying the indoor/outdoor pool or fitness center to visiting the theater and art gallery to taking part in exercise classes.

Myth #3: Is retirement living for people too old to live on their own?

Debunking active senior living myths

Fact: Older adults are increasingly embracing the idea of living in active senior living communities. According to USA Today, more than 600,000 older Americans like the idea of getting settled in a community and staying there if their care needs change. While there is no magic age to transition to a senior living community, there are some benefits to making the move while you are able to enjoy the amenities and activities offered in a retirement community. In addition, moving sooner will allow you to maintain living independently, but get adjusted to the community environment and be in the company of others.


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Holly Creek, located just miles from Denver, is exactly this kind of community where older adults enjoy the spirit of freedom and independence that defines Colorful Colorado Living. Older adults can lead exciting and vibrant lifestyles, belong to communities where they choose to be as active as they please, share hobbies with other like-minded adults, and spend their best years relaxing and not worrying about exterior home maintenance.

Because you’re prepared for whatever life may bring, life is full of new possibilities, wide open and secure. From opportunities for cultural enrichment to tailor-made concierge care, you’re sure to find everything you need for comfortable living at our retirement community so that you live your life on your terms and schedule, not ours.

If you are becoming tired of the day-to-day maintenance of your home or looking for a new adventure, an active senior living community can provide a well-deserved lifestyle that allows you to focus on the things you love while maintaining life on your own terms. Whether you are thinking about making a move now or planning for the future, it’s a good time to consider what senior living communities have to offer for your lifestyle, peace of mind and pure enjoyment.

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Holly Creek Active Senior Living Community is owned and managed by Christian Living Communities and is a full service life plan community. We offer active Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care as well as Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation. Holly Creek Active Senior Living Community is located in Centennial, Colorado and services the areas in and around Greenwood Village, Englewood, Columbine, Cherry Hills Village, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Heritage Hills, Meridian, Dove Valley, Stonegate, Parker, Aurora, Lakewood, and South Denver. We also are an ideal senior community for those in the zip codes 80122, 80120, 80121, 80111, 80130, 80126, 80129, 80112, and 80124.

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Holly Creek Retirement Community adheres to all regulations as written in the Americans with Disabilities Act and The Fair Housing Act and accordingly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, familial status, disability (whether it be mental or physical), or sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation).