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 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 privileges
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.
“The top reason to join the priority list is the opportunity to try out life at Highland Springs!” notes Sales Director Christina Christie.
“It’s a great way for prospective residents to meet current residents who are incredibly happy with their decision to move to Highland Springs. It’s also the best way to reserve options for the future, so they can be assured they get the apartment they want, when they are ready.”
Priority list members also receive invitations to special events, seminars, and parties, and they are the first to receive community news and updates.
Larry Bailey was on the priority list for four years before moving in. During that time, he was a guest at the community often, enjoying events and dinners with current residents.
“I learned so much about the community from them,” says Larry. “They offered their personal perspective.”
But the best result of his careful planning was the opportunity to get the exact apartment home he wanted. “I wanted a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment home, with a screened-in patio on the terrace level. Plus, an outdoor access for my dog, Cassie,” Larry explains. He was also able to customize the color scheme of the décor to match his tastes. Throughout it all, he says, “the staff members at Highland Springs were wonderful.”
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 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.”
Priority list members also have a unique opportunity to “test-drive” retirement living through Highland Spring’s Live the Life program.
“Our priority list members really enjoy our Live the Life program,” says Christie. “We offer a Suite Experience, where a member can stay overnight in our guest suite. We create an itinerary for their visit, which often includes meals with resident ambassadors, a private tour of our medical center, use of our fitness center and pool, and participation in resident events that are taking place during their stay.”
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 Highland Springs.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of the priority list at Highland Springs, request more information today.