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How To Choose the Right Retirement Community for You

Mar 17, 2023 | Senior Living

What older adults want in retirement is different: Some may want to live an active lifestyle, and some may want to prepare to settle down and relax. Others may want a mix of both, with a plan in place for any health care changes in the future. They find it all at The Terraces at Bonita Springs.

What are you waiting for? Let The Terraces help you find a community that is perfect for you today.

Beginning Your Senior Living Search

To get you started on the right foot, it’s important to define what you want in a community. This can be done by creating a wish list. Your preferred community should match your preferences and as many points on your wish list as possible. 

Then, begin gathering key information about communities in your area. Once you determine which communities offer what you’re looking for, make a list of those you’d like to tour.

What Matters When Searching for Senior Living

Deciding on a senior living community to call home is a major decision that should be  carefully considered. It’s important to do your research and really evaluate what matters most prior to selecting your senior living lifestyle.

Types of Senior Living and Levels of Care

Many older adults choose a retirement community that offers a range of living options. From independent living and personal care to assisted living and memory care, these services offer family members and older adults alike peace of mind. The Terraces offers independent living, assisted living, memory support and more.

Floor Plans

Floor plan options matter when considering senior living, but remember, a smaller residence does not mean a smaller lifestyle! The Terraces offers spacious one-bedroom residences with plenty of things to do outside your door. In fact, the whole community is your home with everything you’re looking for all under one roof.

Value, Predictability and Security

Life Plan Communities provide access to support through every level of care required. Those offering LifeCare contracts ensure you can protect your future, assets and finances. The Terraces, a Life Plan Community with a LifeCare contract, offers the best value in the area.

Nonprofit or For-Profit Status

Nonprofit communities, like The Terraces, don’t have to appease stakeholders. This allows them to put money back into the community, investing it in what residents would like to see.

Services and Amenities

Your distance away from services and amenities can impact how much you use them. The Terraces’ services and amenities are all under one roof, making it even easier to access them.

The Look and Feel

Go ahead, choose your senior living community based on its look and feel. At The Terraces, our beautiful, Tuscan-style community is sure to wow you.

Private Spaces

Your residence isn’t the only private space you may have access to. The Terraces also offers screened-in lanais and personal, enclosed garages.

Extra Perks

Don’t discount the extra perks and benefits that can make a large difference in your retirement lifestyle. At The Terraces, our valet service is one of our most loved features.


Safety is more than just grab bars in the shower and adequate lighting. At The Terraces, it means hurricane safety. With our community close to the beach, it’s been designed to withstand hurricane-strength wind and is situated 16 feet above sea level. During hurricanes, we resume life as normally as possible – even holding happy hours.

Take a personalized tour of luxury retirement in Bonita Springs.

Come experience the vibrant lifestyle at The Terraces in Bonita Springs, FL, for yourself. With top-tier hospitality you won’t find anywhere else in Southern Florida, all your retirement dreams are sure to be exceeded. Schedule a tour today to discover how you can live worry-free with exceptional services and amenities and the promise of on-site health care if needed.