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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting the Right 55+ Living Community

Active, 55+ living communities are designed for people just like you: adults 55 and older who are eager to enjoy life’s next chapter. Choosing the right active community to call home is a big life decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. But how do you determine which community is right for you? Here are five simple questions you can ask to start your search for an active adult community on the right foot.

  • What amenities are included?

One of the greatest benefits of moving into an active adult living community is that you gain access to an abundance of amenities and services—all right at your fingertips. When touring potential communities, have a list of things that are important to you. Do you enjoy exercising and fitness? Will you have your car and need a parking space? Is it important to you that the community offers onsite dining options? At The Reserve, we offer residents a variety of amenities designed to make life more convenient and enjoyable. These include:

  • Stress-free living including professionally managed grounds and building maintenance so that you can enjoy life the way you want it without the burden of owning a home. 
  • Scheduled transportation services that allow you to enjoy attractions around Geneva without the hassle of driving your car.
  • Optional weeknight dining program with a variety of meal options prepared by an on-site culinary chef. 
  • Safe and secure living spaces with controlled entry access.
  • A diverse range of community rooms and shared spaces for residents including:
    • Fitness center
    • Bistro
    • Library
    • Fireside Lounge
    • Theater
    • Game & Billiards Room
    • Salon 
    • Guest Room
    • Craft room
    • Indoor Mail Room
    • Underground Heated Parking & Courtyard Parking
  • Do the floor plans meet my needs and preferences?

Downsizing shouldn’t require you to give up your comfort and space. At The Reserve, we offer a collection of charming, boutique-style one and two-bedroom floor plans. Each pet-friendly apartment boasts convenient features, quality finishes and large, light-filled layouts. In fact, you won’t find a more spacious floor plan for 55+ apartments in Geneva! For even more space, locked storage units are also available. We would love to invite you for a tour of our beautiful apartments. 

  • Are their opportunities to socialize?

Your new home should offer comfortable spaces to enjoy the company of neighbors and friends, but also create new opportunities to meet people and promote an active social life. At The Reserve of Geneva, we put a lot of thought and effort into creating an active social calendar for residents that includes a broad range of activities and events that everyone can enjoy. Gather with neighbors in one of our newly updated common areas for book club, take an exercise class at the fitness center, join a group trip to the local movie theater or enjoy a game of pool with friends in our billiards room; there’s truly something for everyone! 

  • Do I like the surrounding area?

Proximity to desirable activities, medical facilities, and family or friends is one of the most significant factors to consider when choosing the right active adult living community. How close is the community to restaurants, doctors’ offices and shopping? Is the town walkable, safe and easy to get around? 

The Reserve is ideally situated in the charming town of Geneva, about 50 miles outside of Chicago. Residents are just minutes from upscale dining, luxury shopping, beautiful parks, walking trails and an abundance of local entertainment and attractions. 

  • Does it fit my budget?

You can’t choose a senior living community without taking cost into consideration. Search for a community that you can realistically fit into your budget now and in the future. As a resident of The Reserve of Geneva, you get all the best parts of owning a home without the ongoing maintenance and unexpected costs. Our flexible, month-to-month rental living combined with a worry-free lifestyle gives residents the freedom to enjoy doing the things that matter most to them. We’d love to give you a tour of the community and discuss your options to see if The Reserve is right for you. 

Schedule a Tour!

As you begin to explore different active living communities, we hope this guide helps you navigate the first steps as you search for the right place for you. Want to learn more about The Reserve of Geneva? Schedule your tour today and be sure to come ready with all your questions and ideas that you know will best fit your lifestyle. 

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