The realization that it might be time to start thinking about senior living can be complicated. Even more, if you are an active adult still enjoying independence. Fortunately, with the variety of amenities offered at senior living communities, that does not have to be the case. In fact, making the transition to senior living can provide you with a newfound sense of independence and the chance to immerse yourself in a new community while being free from the drudgery of keeping a home up. Facilities like Atherton Place of Marietta can offer new, liberating insights on senior housing. Here are a few of the questions you can ask yourself, in order to determine if a senior living community is the right option for you.

Questions To Ask Yourself

  • Do I need more assistance?

Marietta-Senior-Housing-lady-fallIf you have older children or friendly neighbors that help you out from time to time, extra assistance may not be necessary. However, if the help you have available is not meeting all of your needs, a senior living community is a great option. Growing older can leave you finding your once simple tasks to be increasingly difficult to manage on your own. If this sounds like you, consider what it would be like to have around-the-clock help from the staff of a senior living community.

  • How Do I Feel About My Current Situation?

Are you content with your current situation? If you live by yourself, do you enjoy it? Maybe you haven’t thought about much it with the distractions of day-to-day life. Feelings of loneliness or boredom may come to mind. Do you live in a home requiring constant upkeep? You should also consider the security of your current home as well. These are all things that can be resolved when you transition to a senior living community.

  • Do I Want More Opportunities to Socialize?

It is easy to start turning down social engagements more often as we age. Falling into a routine of staying in by yourself may be easier than making plans, but it can take a toll on mental health. If you have been feeling a lag in your social life, senior living provides you with endless opportunities to be social. Even if you don’t want to participate in activities, there is a community of people to befriend and conveniently spend time with.

  • How is My Health?

One of the more important questions to ask yourself is what the state of your health looks like. Maintaining good health is increasingly important as you age and not something to neglect. This is a great way to determine whether or not you are ready for senior living. Should you decide to make the move, you will have trained staff to ensure all of your health needs can be attended to. Also important is a place that can offer amenities like travel to and from your doctors’ offices as well as proximity to a hospital should the need arise.

Imagining Your Life In Senior Living


After asking yourself questions and reflecting on the answers, you will have a better idea of what is best for you. After all, everyone is different and has individual needs that should be considered before making this kind of move. Throughout this undertaking, it is helpful to picture yourself in the shoes of a senior living resident. Imagine yourself in a community filled with people your age, making new friends, and participating in new activities. Remember that the responsibilities you may be struggling to maintain on your own can be taken care of for you by a staff of caring individuals. Essentially, just take a moment to embrace the new experiences that await you at a senior living community.

Finding The Community That Is Right For You


So, do you think senior living is right for you? If the answer is yes, you can begin researching to find a community that best fits your needs. It is important to make sure all of your boxes will be checked!

Atherton Place of Marietta, Georgia offers one-of-a-kind senior housing. From community amenities including a salon, sundries shop, physical therapy, social activities, trips, pastoral care, and much more, it is an excellent option for those in Marietta and surrounding areas. All residents receive a personalized wellness plan and have access to certified staff around the clock for assistance with tasks and daily challenges. Last, housed on the medical campus of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, it is convenient for both doctor visits and quick transport if a medical emergency should arise.

Schedule A Visit To Atherton Place, Marietta Senior Housing

Come see our exceptional senior housing for yourself! Join us for lunch and meet our staff and residents, and take in everything we have to offer. When you are ready to make the transition, Atherton Place will welcome you with open arms. To schedule a visit, contact us here.