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Wintertime is the Perfect Time to Explore Active Adult Living

If you live in the Chicago area, then you’re no stranger to harsh winters and large amounts of snow fall. And while Chicago winters can paint a beautiful, snow-white landscape, they also present many challenges and obstacles that can make owning a home feel like a burden in retirement.

If you’re over the age of 55 and feeling the weight of winter house chores and expenses, now may be the perfect time to consider a move to an active adult community. At The Reserve of Geneva, we cater to active adults who are ready to embrace a lifestyle free from the responsibilities and burdens of home ownership. Residents 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.

If you’re ready to enjoy a luxury, worry-free lifestyle, take the time this winter to explore the following benefits of active adult living at The Reserve.

Fewer Expenses

Downsizing to a 55+ community can help adults save money by eliminating expenses that come with maintaining a larger home, such as property taxes, utility bills and maintenance costs. Many adults 55 and older find that residing in an active adult community replaces or reduce many expenses, including:

  • Your mortgage
  • Home maintenance and landscaping costs
  • Dining out
  • Entertainment expenses 
  • Cleaning services
  • Gym memberships
  • Heating and cooling bills
  • Salon fees 

No Maintenance

One of the greatest benefits of residing in an active adult living community is that you can say goodbye to routine home maintenance and repairs. Owning a home comes with so many responsibilities and challenges, especially during the winter months. From snow shoveling to repairing frozen pipes, the long list of things to-do can be exhausting. At The Reserve, we take care of everything for our residents so that they can spend their time doing what they love.

Indoor Activities

Winters in Geneva can be cold and dreary. Getting outside can be challenging when the weather isn’t cooperating, not to mention that it can be hard to stay active when the weather is unfavorable. Life at The Reserve is designed with your active lifestyle in mind. We offer a wide variety of resort-style amenities and activities designed to enrich our residents’ lives right outside their doors. Our onsite amenities include:

  • Community room
  • Fitness Center
  • Bistro
  • Library
  • Fireside lounge
  • Theater
  • Games & Billiards room
  • Salon
  • Craft room
  • Woodworking shop
  • And more

Convenient Transportation

At The Reserve, our scheduled transportation services make getting to doctor’s appointments and shopping a breeze in the winter months! Residents with their own cars can enjoy our underground parking—so they never have to worry about shoveling their car out of the snow!

Nutritious Meals

As a resident of The Reserve, you always have the option to cook for yourself in your spacious apartment home. But on cold, winter days when you’d rather not venture out to the grocery store or your favorite restaurant in Geneva Commons, you can enjoy the perks of our community dining room with an expansive, upscale menu prepared by our onsite culinary chef. The Reserve takes great pleasure in providing residents with high quality foods and services in the comfort of their home. We offer a variety of dining options that cater to our residents’ unique tastes and lifestyles.

Social Events

No matter what your age, winter months are notorious for being dark and lonely. Cold weather conditions restrict the time we can spend traveling or getting outdoors with neighbors and friends. However, if you live in an active adult community, there’s never a shortage of social opportunities to enjoy with like-minded neighbors and friends. Here, our robust events calendar is full of scheduled programs and activities, like gentle yoga and happy hours, where residents can engage and socialize with like-minded neighbors.

Explore Active Adult Living at The Reserve

This winter, consider your options for downsizing. A move to a 55+ community could be the perfection solution for your active lifestyle. To learn more about care-free living at The Reserve, contact our community to set up a visit!

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