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 a priority list program.
Join the list
Priority list members 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,” notes 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 is one of the smartest things anyone could do if they are considering moving to Eagle’s Trace,” says Sales Director Pamela Burgeson. “Beyond the benefit of securing a place in line for a favorite floor plan and location, members have access to our medical center and are granted the opportunity to stay right here, overnight, on campus. Dining with prospective neighbors often provides the information people need to make an investment in their future at Erickson Senior Living.”
Priority list privileges
Priority list members are also the first to receive community news and updates.
Janet Beck was only on the priority list briefly before moving to Eagle’s Trace in August. However, it was enough time for her to know that the beautiful grounds of the community were the perfect place for her daily walks and frequent rides on her three-wheeled bike. “Lake Aquila is so pretty. The promontory is the perfect spot to watch the ducks or read a book,” she says.
She also loves the layout of the apartment home she chose, a one-bedroom design with a den and a balcony. “It’s has so much light and the kitchen has more counter space than my house did!”
Janet still keeps up with residents she had dinner with while on the priority list, and has enjoyed meeting new people through the activities she participates in. “Everyone is so friendly,” she notes.
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.
“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 we don’t have 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.”
Live the Life
Priority list members also have a unique opportunity to “test-drive” retirement living through the Live the Life program at Eagle’s Trace.
“Live 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. Some members are mostly interested in the cuisine, so they 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.”
Joining the priority list is a commitment-free and financially sound way for you to see for yourself the benefits and amenities that come with living at Eagle’s Trace.
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.
The priority list is more than just a waiting list. With access to inside information and events, think of it as your VIP ticket to a future home.
If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of the priority list at Eagle’s Trace, request more information today!