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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Retirement Community

Whether you’re choosing a retirement community for yourself, or helping a senior loved one through the process, the decision is a significant one that requires some careful consideration. Although retirement plans and goals are different for everyone, here are some essential factors to keep in mind when making your choice:


1. Location

It’s important to think about proximity to family and friends, access to medical facilities, shopping centers, recreational opportunities, and the climate and environment that best suit your preferences. 


How Does Winnwood Measure Up?

Tucked away like a secret garden in Historic Marietta, Winnwood Retirement Community offers seniors the perfect base for exploring everything Georgia has to offer. And for those who prefer a quiet life? Our stunning properties are surrounded by 8+ acres of gorgeous landscaped walking trails and gardens.


2. Activities and Amenities

Determining the lifestyle you are looking to emulate in your senior years will help you find a community that aligns with these interests and needs. Are you looking for somewhere with a fitness center, swimming pool, walking trails, libraries, arts and crafts studios, social activities? The more a community can offer you, the more likely you are to enjoy living there. 


How Does Winnwood Measure Up?

We believe that when the mind is happy and being stimulated, a person’s overall attitude and health is improved, which is why being a resident at Winnwood offers unlimited possibilities. There is no need to leave the property to experience fine dining, live musical entertainment, intellectual discussions, or even shopping! 


3. Healthcare Services

Some retirement communities offer various healthcare services and levels of care. From independent living to assisted living and memory care, it’s always helpful if you can anticipate future needs and ensure the community can accommodate changes in your loved one’s health or lifestyle preferences.


How Does Winnwood Measure Up?

At Winnwood, we are committed to helping our residents have the healthiest and happiest life possible. We understand that everyone has their own preferred way of staying well and active, so we provide a variety of amenities, as well as 3 lifestyle options:

  • Independent Living: Independent living is a popular choice among our active and healthy residents, who have chosen to downsize, simplify their lives, and enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle in a community of peers. It offers a sense of community and belonging while empowering our residents to maintain control over their daily lives and activities.
  • Assisted Living: Assisted living at Winnwood is a type of senior housing and care option that provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) for older adults who need some support but still want to maintain a level of independence. We offer a combination of housing, personalized care services, and social activities to create a supportive and engaging environment for our residents.
  • Recuperative Care: Our recuperative care services are particularly beneficial for individuals who have undergone major medical treatments or surgeries and require a period of recovery and rehabilitation before they can safely return home. Providing a supportive and supervised environment for healing and recovery, recuperative care bridges the gap between hospitalization and returning to a regular routine.

4. Dining Options

Meals are not only a time for seniors to eat, but also a social event. When considering different communities, be on the lookout for flexible meal plans, varied menus, and consider any special dietary requirements you may have.


How Does Winnwood Measure Up?

We know that residents want choice and that is exactly what the chefs at Winnwood give them. Our residents have the opportunity to choose their meal from two main course options and several side item selections. 

We understand that and do our best to create an environment that invites conversation. Our dining rooms are grand yet comfortable and are staffed with pleasant servers who are on hand to assist our residents with their every need. Southern charm can be felt throughout each dining room, from the fresh flowers on the tables to the smiling faces of our servers and chefs.


5. Staff 

Friendly and attentive staff can greatly contribute to a positive living experience, creating a strong sense of community amongst residents.  


How Does Winnwood Measure Up?

A strong sense of family and the feeling that you belong is felt all over our welcoming community. The staff and residents at Winnwood exhibit Southern Hospitality every day to everyone that visits. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but with every sweet smile that you encounter you will see that there is a difference at Winnwood. Our goal is to give our residents the best that Winnwood has to offer.


Get the Information You Need

Making a well-informed decision when choosing a retirement community is essential to ensure you find a place that provides comfort, security, and an enriching lifestyle during your retirement years. Take your time, schedule a few tours, and consider all factors that are important to you and your loved ones.

To receive more information about living at Winnwood Retirement, please fill out this form and one of our Counselors will reach out to you within the next business day. 


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