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.
Priority list privileges
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 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.
“Residents tell me that one of the best things they did was join the Siena Lakes priority list,” says Sales Director Fred Moschetta.
“Not only were they able to reserve their apartment homes before others, but they met a lot of future neighbors—just like them—which they loved. And it’s risk-free! The deposit to join the priority list is fully refundable, so there’s no downside at all.”
Priority list members also receive invitations to special events, seminars, and parties, and they are the first to receive community news and updates.
“Now that I’ve been a resident since July, my appreciation for all of the programs I attended, through the priority list, with other ‘pioneers’ has increased. Signing a beam—which was included in the construction of the Piazza—and watching it move into place was a special moment of inclusion and understanding,” says resident Elaine Soffer.
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.
Help along the way
“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" Baksa adds. “Whether they are moving now or next year, we can help.”
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 Siena Lakes.
The first step to enjoying maintenance-free retirement living at Siena Lakes is to request a brochure.