Traveling Without Ties: Discover the Benefits of Independent Living


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Has it always been your dream to travel during your retirement years? For many people, extended or frequent travel is a long-anticipated retirement goal. Yet the responsibilities of homeownership can often pose a significant roadblock to achieving that dream. Making sure the "home front" is secure, maintained and worry-free can turn your vision of footloose travel into a homebound ball and chain.

How can seniors ensure stress-free travel? Start by exploring the option of independent living in a retirement community. This carefree lifestyle can eliminate many worries associated with making sure a home will remain safe and maintained while traveling. Consider how independent living can make traveling more worry-free:

  • No need to arrange lawn maintenance
  • No need to purchase alarm systems or monitoring services
  • No need to arrange for mail and newspaper holds
  • No need to burden neighbors or relatives to watch over your property or respond to emergencies
  • No need to worry if water lines break or other maintenance disasters occur while you're away
  • No need to worry about whom to call if you need transportation assistance to and from the airport¬†

Independent living at Methodist Retirement Communities in Texas offers you the freedom to do all the things you've ever dreamed of doing in retirement, in addition to carefree travel. It allows you to forget the stress and focus on the fun of discovery!

Maintenance Woes be Gone

Making sure your home is maintained while you're traveling can be extremely burdensome. In an independent living community, you no longer have to fret over lawn care, window cleaning, snow shoveling or any of the maintenance tasks associated with homeownership. You can relax, because it's all included in your independent living lifestyle.

However, lawn care isn't the only part of the house that requires maintenance. No one wants to return to a dust-filled home or an overstuffed mailbox. Independent living offers housekeeping services that will make sure your home stays in tip-top shape while you are away. Walk in and it will be like you never left! Your mail, including valuable packages or letters, will be securely stored until you return home.

Home Safety Worries Left Behind

It's always in the back of a traveler's mind, wondering if everything at home is okay and safe. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), burglaries of residential properties accounted for 73.2 percent of burglaries in 2014. Don't let this become a fear and take away your traveling dreams. Independent living communities provide assurance that your home and valuables will be protected while you are traveling. The staff at the Methodist Retirement Communities in Texas will make sure you never have to worry while you're away on your latest travel adventure.

No More Transportation Tribulations

If your plans include air travel, you know the hassles and potential pitfalls of arranging transportation to and from an airport can be frustrating, if not expensive, especially if you're a frequent flyer. But if you live in a Methodist Retirement Community, there's no need to worry about how you'll get to and from the airport. Transportation can be provided to get you where you need to be on time.

Live Out Your Traveling Dreams

Travel is not only exciting, it can also positively affect your health. Visiting new places encourages you to stay active through exploration. In addition to the health benefits of travel, it also improves mental health. How? Travel places you in the company of others and that can significantly reduce feelings of loneliness and depression.

So what are you waiting for? Independent living provides the freedom that you have been looking for, and all of the Methodist Retirement Communities in Texas provide a wealth of amenities that make for an inspired lifestyle even when you're not traveling. If you're ready to learn more about independent living and all of the carefree options it provides, contact us today to schedule a visit! Our communities that offer independent living include: