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How You Can Personalize Your Senior Living Experience

One of the common misconceptions people have about moving to a senior living community is that they will no longer be able to customize their home or their lifestyle in the way to which they’re accustomed. This is understandable: People who have never lived in a senior living community may not realize just how many options a good community can provide its residents. 

In the right community, your options won’t be limited — they’ll actually be able to grow exponentially. Retirement living communities like The Fairfax offer an abundance of highly customizable features, services, and lifestyle enhancements. These include home features, on-campus activities, off-campus amenities, and a whole lot more.

Read on to find out all the ways you can personalize your lifestyle at an active senior living community like The Fairfax.

Home Features

Living independently has a lot to do with making your own choices and living life how you choose. One of the ways independent living communities help you do this is by empowering you to create the home you want, so it’s truly your own. With beautiful, pristine, modern residences, these communities give you the opportunity to design a living space you’ll love — one that’s unique to you.

At The Fairfax, for instance, you can choose your apartment from among a number of contemporary, open floor plans with up to 2,300 square feet of space. With nine-foot ceilings, large windows, expansive views, and an oversized balcony or patio, your living space will provide bountiful space for you and your loved ones. Not only that, you’ll have a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, walk-in closets, and maintenance-free living thanks to the community’s on-campus services. That’s what carefree senior living is all about.

On-campus Services and Amenities

Modern senior communities don’t just provide a place for people to live — they offer first-class amenities and services that create a wonderful lifestyle, free from worry and stress. At a quality community, you can expect clean, professionally-maintained grounds and premises, courteous and responsible staff, and an array of leisure activities.

At The Fairfax, you’ll find amenities such as a private, gated entrance and underground heated parking — not to mention stylish, welcoming social spaces, festive outdoor conversation areas, and sweeping views of a lush, tree-lined campus. You’ll be able to take advantage of the on-campus spa and fitness center, the indoor pool (complete with instructor-led aquatic programs), and the walking and biking trails that extend beyond the campus. You’ll be able to meet friends and neighbors for meals at the dining center — with ever-changing, chef-prepared meals — and you’ll have the option of eating at the grab-and-go bistro with healthy, fresh options whenever you want a quick bite. 

Residents at The Fairfax will also benefit from a top-of-the-line Healthcare Center, which offers the security of Life Care provided by the exceptional medical staff of First Community Village. And the welcoming, vibrant neighborhood setting creates a true sense of community where residents engage in a full calendar of social, cultural, and wellness activities — staying active, healthy, and fulfilled in retirement. 

All of these amenities and services give you so much to choose from, bringing the idea of customization to almost everything that you do within the community. At The Fairfax, you really will get to live the way you want.

Off-campus Perks

The best senior living communities do more than provide a great lifestyle on-campus; they connect you to the surrounding area, so you can take full advantage of the rich cultural aspects of the place where you live.

In the case of The Fairfax, this means having access to the best that the Columbus, Ohio area has to offer. This includes upscale dining and shopping in Upper Arlington, the delights of downtown Columbus, the bustling campus of The Ohio State University, and the winding walking paths of the Scioto River. It also means you’ll be close to numerous houses of worship, parks, recreational areas, and countless entertainment options. These highlights are great for trips with partners, friends, or family. (Pro tip: Grandkids love the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. So do grandparents.)

Why is all this important? Because exploring the wider community is a wonderful way to stay connected and feel invigorated by all the exciting things happening around you — and because it’s a lot of fun!

Having access to all these perks ensures that your life at The Fairfax will be fresh, vibrant, and full of adventure, which truly provides a personalized experience. 

Life at The Fairfax

When The Fairfax opens in 2021, it will feature modern new residences to go with all the amenities and the incredible neighborhood feel of the existing First Community Village — making The Fairfax the first and only living opportunity of its kind in Columbus.

For more information about senior living at The Fairfax, visit our website or call us at 877-364-2570.