People tend to equate retirement planning with financial planning. While having the financial resources to maintain a good lifestyle is critically important, there is much more to successful retirement planning than just having money in the bank.
A good retirement plan should also include an assessment of your goals and interests. How do you envision your retirement lifestyle? Where will you live?
Studies show that a retirement lifestyle that includes community engagement, strong social ties, and physical activity contributes to greater happiness and better overall health and resilience.
The right community can enhance your lifestyle, so it’s important to explore your options.
Erickson Senior Living, a nationally recognized leader in continuing care retirement communities, gives prospective residents a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the active, worry-free lifestyle through each community’s priority list program.
Join the list
Priority list members at Ann’s Choice, an Erickson Senior Living community in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, experience the community’s lifestyle at their own pace and on their own schedule.
“Joining the priority list is an opportunity to enjoy and engage with the community, which regular visitors don’t get to do,” says Sharon Baksa, a director at Erickson Senior Living. “This is not just a waiting list. This is like a club that entitles you to privileges. Members enjoy dining in our restaurants, attending special events, and getting to know the staff and residents. We celebrate the fact that you are a priority list member, and you are entitled to the privileges afforded to members of the club.”
Priority list members can reserve a specific apartment home design before members of the public. For anyone who has a strong preference for a particular model, an early spot on the list can make all the difference.
“Joining the priority list to reserve an apartment home at Ann’s Choice is a great idea,” says Deborah Olcese, sales director for Ann’s Choice. When it comes time to choose a home, she notes, a person who had joined the list first would have priority over anyone else who wanted the same apartment home.
Priority list members also receive invitations to special events, seminars, and parties, and they are the first to receive community news and updates.
Roslyn and Edward Katz moved to Ann’s Choice this year from Northeast Philadelphia. It was important to them to live in a community with people who enjoyed socializing, she says, and friends already living there only had great things to say. Now, they’re also fans of the community as well.
“The apartment is just beautiful,” Roslyn says. “Lots of windows and the kitchen is fabulous!” The couple also enjoys the opportunities for socializing and dining. “People are very friendly here and the meals are super.”
Move with ease
Another exclusive benefit of joining the priority list is access to the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program.
From recommending a trusted real estate agent to sell your current home to advice on decorating your new apartment, Erickson Realty and Moving Services staff help priority list members have a stress-free move every step of the way.
“People sometimes think the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program is only for people who are about to move, but priority list members are not necessarily ready to move immediately. They may be waiting for a specific apartment home design that isn’t available yet or they may be just waiting for when the time is right for them to move,” says Baksa.
“People who join the priority list should know that we can help them with whatever challenges they’re faced with as they start to think about transitioning from a house to an apartment home. Whether they are moving now or next year, we can help.”
Experience the Life
Priority list members also have a unique opportunity to “test-drive” retirement living through the Experience the Life program at Ann’s Choice.
“Experience the Life is a complimentary overnight experience customized for each priority list member,” says Brian Hance, a senior director at Erickson Senior Living. “We tailor each itinerary to the interests of the priority list member. Members interested in the cuisine will want to experience a few of the restaurants, others want to try a fitness center class. It’s a chance to get to know the layout, talk with residents, and spend time in an apartment home.”
Your journey begins with a $1,000 priority list deposit, which is applied to the apartment home you choose or fully refundable should you decide to change your priority status, and a nonrefundable $150 application fee per person.
Joining the priority list is a commitment-free and financially sound way for prospective residents to see for themselves the benefits and amenities that come with living at Ann’s Choice.
To learn more about the benefits of the priority list at Ann’s Choice, request more information today.