What It Means to Stay Independent in Senior Living

Growing older and living in a retirement community shouldn’t mean that you are giving up your freedom or losing your independence. In fact, in the right setting, it can mean the exact opposite. 

Independent senior living is for those who don’t require assistance with the tasks of daily life, but are seeking a carefree lifestyle. At an independent living community, you can focus on what’s most important to you. Participate in an array of daily activities, find new hobbies and enjoy old ones, and join a fulfilling community of individuals who share your desire for a simpler retirement life. 

Finding a place that will give you what you need out of retirement living, while also allowing you to enjoy your freedom, is what independent living and senior living is all about. In a community like The Fairfax, you are still able to live independently and take advantage of the many amenities, knowing that care will be available for you in the future. So you are not only investing in your future healthcare, but an independent lifestyle with lots to offer in the present. So why independent living? 

The lifestyle you deserve.

As you get older, participating in your favorite activities can become difficult. Finding a place  or a group where you can enjoy your hobbies can also be challenging, and may require you to travel a far distance. But these opportunities are available in abundance at independent living communities like The Fairfax. Independent living services make it easy for you to do all of those things you love, without having to venture too far. 

The Fairfax makes it easy for you to choose from different activities and presents it right to you. You don’t have to travel, we’ll arrange everything. All you have to do is choose – which can be tough with the vast offerings available.

A sense of community.

It’s not unlikely for aging to turn into isolation as traveling to spend time with others becomes more of a burden. A senior living community allows people to join a group of others to spend time with, laugh with, and share in beautiful life experiences.

In addition, socializing with others keeps your mind sharp. While you’re speaking, listening, and expressing yourself, you’re performing mental tasks and exercising your brain. Participating in activities and engaging in conversations with others can help you lead a happier life than if you remained in your home. 

Additional benefits of socialization for seniors includes:

  • Reduced stress
  • Increased fitness 
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Less anxiety
  • Greater self esteem


A healthy body.

You may be in top notch shape currently, but your health needs may be greater as you age. With independent living, there are health care services on site whenever you need them. Professional staff and nurses are nearby to assist with any aches, pains, or ailments you may have.

Leave housework behind.

The burdens of owning a home can start to consume all of your energy when you’d rather use it elsewhere. And when you add up all the time you’re spending cleaning and organizing, tending to appliances, and working on landscape, it may seem that you’re dedicating a good portion of your day to your home. 

Instead, spend time with your friends and family, or focusing on your favorite hobbies. At a senior living community, most of this basic housework will be taken care of. Enjoy luxury living without the additional stresses of keeping a home.

Seize the moment.

First Community Village has continuously provided a premier independent living program since 1963. Upper Arlington, Ohio serves as the setting for senior independent living, offers its residents more freedom, eliminates the burdens of home ownership and allows more time to enjoy what’s most important. The suburban Columbus location allows for benefits you expect of a major American city, while avoiding the inconveniences of city life. 

When it opens in summer 2021, The Fairfax expansion will feature 70 contemporary apartment homes in the English Country Manor style along with all the amenities of First Community Village. A close community both in terms of its welcoming culture and its proximity to the civic attractions of Upper Arlington, The Fairfax offers what is truly the first and only living opportunity of its kind in Columbus.

While many of our 70 apartment homes are already reserved at The Fairfax, there are still choice floor plans and views available. Reserving now, and with no obligation, ensures you the lowest rates and many other unique benefits that won’t be available to those who wait.

Please call or visit tourthefairfax.com today so we can address any questions you may have or schedule a time to share with you our floor plans and scale model.