Six Reasons Seniors Prefer Senior Living at Blakehurst
As we age, the question of senior care and living accommodations eventually becomes a topic of conversation. Many seniors choose to move to senior living communities as they age, not because they need daily assistance – although that is available – but because they are looking for a place where they can be active, meet new people and enjoy their senior years.
For those considering senior living accommodations, Blakehurst, just outside of Towson-Baltimore, Maryland, is a place where seniors can have freedom, independence and the ability to choose the lifestyle that’s right for them. Here are some top reasons why seniors prefer community living, especially at Blakehurst:
Independent Living and beyond
Blakehurst is a great example of a full-service senior living community that provides seniors with more than just a place to reside. Located near Towson/Baltimore, Maryland, Blakehurst offers multiple residential solutions in a premier setting. Independent living options offer a variety of floor plans and styles that are centered around your choices. And our Medicare-certified Chestnut Green Health Center is designed to meet your needs through every phase of senior living, offering assisted living, short- and long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation.
Blakehurst’s unique LifeCare® program provides lifelong, unlimited assisted living and comprehensive care at virtually the same monthly rate as you pay for independent living, which represents a significant savings when compared to other senior living options. Health Care Navigators will help you create and implement a customized preventative and wellness plan as well as take care of helping you transition to other residential care, should the need arise.
Making new friends and keeping active
Senior living communities are not just about health care, though. Making new friends and becoming involved in social groups and activities go hand-in-hand with an active senior community lifestyle.
At Blakehurst, classes, activities and outings are scheduled on a daily basis, so there is no room for seniors to feel isolated or to become bored. On-site amenities include 40 lush acres of winding walking paths, an indoor pool, restaurant-style dining, a state-of-the-art fitness center, certified fitness instruction managed by instructors from the National Institute for Fitness and Sports, and our very own artist studio and Carriage House Woodshop. Seniors also benefit from numerous educational classes, lectures and discussion groups.
Since Blakehurst is located just 20 minutes away from downtown Baltimore, residents have access to stylish shopping, such as the Shops at Kenilworth, and a wide variety of world-class dining and groceries, including Kenilworth Farmers Market and Trader Joes. Baltimore’s top music and theater venues, dance and concert halls, art museums and golf courses, and zoos and aquariums all provide endless opportunity for activity and socializing. And at Towson University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, men and women over age 50 can engage in lifelong learning and intellectual growth.
Built in health and wellness offerings
Our Blakehurst team is committed to serving the whole person through our HealthyLife™ Services program. Our on-site Chestnut Green Health Center offers residents a host of fitness and exercise options such as: water aerobics, tai chi, yoga and therapeutic exercise, Biodex equipment, a putting green, billiards room, croquet court, whirlpool and spa, and more. Outings to Baltimore, Towson and other nearby areas also typically include sports and exercise options.
Exceptional and nutritious dining options
Blakehurst offers flexible dining times and menu selections. No more worrying about grocery shopping or daily cooking. Senior residents can choose from multiple dining venues, including a graciously appointed main dining room, a popular terrace room and two lovely outdoor dining areas, one of which features a chef at the grill every night! You can also carry out. We’re all about flexibility.
On-site chefs provide a wide array of food choices to meet the health and wellness needs of aging adults, and nutritionists work with residents to identify any special needs and setup nutrition goals. Healthy options and a chef-prepared menu range from Blakehurst’s Signature Crab Toast appetizer to Chicken and Pear Salad to a fresh, local Catch of the Day or Black Angus Filet Mignon, as well as an array of mouth-watering desserts.
Seniors who were not eating well before moving into a senior living community find they have more energy and their health often improves after a short period of regularly eating nutritious meals at Blakehurst.
Forget home repairs and yard work
At Blakehurst you can forget about yard maintenance, home maintenance, items like shoveling the driveway, and handling unexpected home repairs and emergencies. Enjoy weekly housekeeping services and top quality maintenance throughout the campus and in each residence. Less house work means more time to enjoy life.
Feel safe and secure
You can rest assured that if you have an emergency, help is close by. With in-residence and on-campus security, you’ll no longer have to worry about trying to reach a family member or neighbor should the need arise. You and your loved ones will feel confident knowing you are happy, healthy and well cared for.
In addition, seniors who make the move to senior living communities like Blakehurst often find their relationships with loved ones improve greatly. Time spent together can now be centered around doing things you both enjoy.
Want to enjoy the fun, active and healthy lifestyle of senior living at Blakehurst now? Become a member of Blakehurst Brass, our innovative Wait List Program. Members receive first priority to reserve residences when they become available while receiving numerous benefits of residency now, such as:
- Opportunities to attend activities usually available exclusively to Blakehurst residents
- VIP invitations to members-only events
- One meal per month with family and friends in your choice of our casual or formal dining venues
- First priority to reserve your residence at Blakehurst when one becomes available
- Fitness classes
- Day trips
- Pool for aerobic exercise
Life at Blakehurst is five star. But don’t just take our word for it. See what living at Blakehurst means to our residents. To find out how you can become a part of Blakehurst’s senior living community, get in touch with us at 410-870-7817.