Active Adult Living vs. Staying in Your Current Home

At Siena, we want you to do what’s best for you. Should you age in place at your current home or move into our low-stress, maintenance-free community filled with other active adults ages 55 and older? Let’s take a look at some of the differences in the two living options to help you make the right decision for you.

55+
Active Living

vs

Staying in Your
Current Home

Costs

Active adult communities include all the perks of having your own home and living space, but without the laundry list of taxes and costs for maintenance and upkeep. At Siena, you pay one monthly fee, in addition to utilities, and enjoy the value of low-stress, maintenance-free living. Then, any other services are in your hands. If you want to hire cleaning services or a personal chef, the choice is yours to make—and the Siena team is here to assist you.

rates

Staying in your current home means years of paying the costs of home ownership, including separate bills for:

  • Mortgage
  • HOA Fees
  • Property Taxes
  • Garbage Collection
  • Lawn Upkeep
  • Interior and Exterior Home Maintenance
  • and More

Additionally, some quick fixes and repairs that you once handled may be more of a hassle than a breeze as you age. Add in the deferred costs—including roof repairs or appliance replacements, which add up quickly and pop up when you least expect them—and aging in place becomes an expensive undertaking with little value.

Staying Connected

An active community offers engaging activities for the body, mind, and spirit to help residents create lasting friendships with meaningful face-to-face interactions, which, studies have shown, boost health and well-being, not to mention longevity. Additionally, being around other individuals at a similar life stage allows you to feel like you’re part of a community rather than isolated and alone.

connected

Adults 55 and older often experience isolation, loneliness, and difficulties finding and engaging in social activities when staying in their current home. Aging in place may feel more comfortable in the short term, but you may be missing out on the social interactions that are so vital to supporting your health and well-being as you age.

Downsizing

Downsizing as you age can be a great way to keep on top of the amount of “stuff” you have. At Siena, we have some of the largest living spaces in the area, which means you can downsize the things you no longer need and hold on to and enjoy the things you love.

downsizing

As you age, it can become more and more difficult to downsize and let go of everything you’ve collected over the years.

Lifestyle

When you don’t have to worry about home maintenance and upkeep, the possibilities are endless. Take in one of our activities for the body, mind and spirit or take advantage of our proximity to the best shopping and restaurants the area has to offer. With the freedom to do more of what you love every day, you’ll find that anything is possible.

meals

When staying at home, you can get too comfortable in your routines, which, although familiar, can also be isolating.

rates

Costs

Staying in Your Current Home

Staying in your current home means years of paying the costs of home ownership, including separate bills for:

  • Mortgage
  • HOA Fees
  • Property Taxes
  • Garbage Collection
  • Lawn Upkeep
  • Interior and Exterior Home Maintenance
  • and More

Additionally, some quick fixes and repairs that you once handled may be more of a hassle than a breeze as you age. Add in the deferred costs—including roof repairs or appliance replacements, which add up quickly and pop up when you least expect them—and aging in place becomes an expensive undertaking with little value.

vs

55+ Active Living

Active adult communities include all the perks of having your own home and living space, but without the laundry list of taxes and costs for maintenance and upkeep. At Siena, you pay one monthly fee, in addition to utilities, and enjoy the value of low-stress, maintenance-free living. Then, any other services are in your hands. If you want to hire cleaning services or a personal chef, the choice is yours to make—and the Siena team is here to assist you.

connected

Staying Connected

Staying in Your Current Home

Adults 55 and older often experience isolation, loneliness, and difficulties finding and engaging in social activities when staying in their current home. Aging in place may feel more comfortable in the short term, but you may be missing out on the social interactions that are so vital to supporting your health and well-being as you age.

vs

55+ Active Living

An active community offers engaging activities for the body, mind, and spirit to help residents create lasting friendships with meaningful face-to-face interactions, which, studies have shown, boost health and well-being, not to mention longevity. Additionally, being around other individuals at a similar life stage allows you to feel like you’re part of a community rather than isolated and alone.

downsizing

Downsizing

Staying in Your Current Home

As you age, it can become more and more difficult to downsize and let go of everything you’ve collected over the years.

vs

55+ Active Living

Downsizing as you age can be a great way to keep on top of the amount of “stuff” you have. At Siena, we have some of the largest living spaces in the area, which means you can downsize the things you no longer need and hold on to and enjoy the things you love.

meals

Lifestyle

Staying in Your Current Home

When staying at home, you can get too comfortable in your routines, which, although familiar, can also be isolating.

vs

55+ Active Living

When you don’t have to worry about home maintenance and upkeep, the possibilities are endless. Take in one of our activities for the body, mind and spirit or take advantage of our proximity to the best shopping and restaurants the area has to offer. With the freedom to do more of what you love every day, you’ll find that anything is possible.

Compare the Cost of 55+ Active Living to Staying at Home

At Siena Luxury Residences, you’ll love having the time and freedom to create the lifestyle you want. But if you’re still not sure whether an active living community is right for you, we’ve created this affordability calculator to help you understand the costs of 55+ living versus the costs of aging in place.

  1. Under the Monthly Cost column, click the first cell and type in a dollar value.
  2. Either hit tab or click through the rest of the cells and enter the dollar values for each.
  3. Click “Next” to see your results.
  • Monthly Cost

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