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Guide to Retirement Preparation: 5 Things No One Tells You About Retirement

There are many things to consider when thinking about retirement. Although people talk about this stage of life quite often, there are a few important elements regarding retirement that are sometimes not mentioned or forgotten about.

Downsizing is Ideal and Inevitable

When considering the thought of downsizing, retirement sometimes becomes scary to individuals. Some may worry that they won’t be able to keep their beloved valuables and memories. However, The Village at Germantown allows residents the space to keep everything they love. Contrary to some beliefs, moving to a smaller space has many positive aspects behind it. While living at The Village at Germantown, making residents feel at home and comfortable is our main priority. Therefore, The Village offers different options of living that best suit each individual resident.

Apartment Living

One of the many living options that The Village offers is apartments with one or two bedrooms. This gives residents the ability to have their individual space to go and relax, while also living inside a community. A few of the perks of living in one of our apartments include the following:

  • Master bedrooms with spacious bathrooms
  • Walk-in closets
  • Outside balcony
  • Full-sized kitchen appliances

Villa Living

Living in a villa at the Village at Germantown is just as luxurious as it sounds. Residents will feel right at home in these cozy homes with a beautiful environment. The villas give a sense of comfort to residents and make them feel as if they never left home sweet home. Just like apartment living, there are many perks in choosing to live in a villa. Some of these perks include:

  • Full-sized kitchen appliances
  • Individually-controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Insulated windows
  • Yard work done by The Village
  • Attached garage

It Can be Lonely

Another aspect of retirement that many people don’t mention is that it can be very lonely. This is one of the reasons that so many potential residents are afraid of moving into a senior facility. However, at The Village at Germantown, there is a list of community activities that residents can participate in so that they are involved in the community around them. It is important to have time to fellowship with the people around you. The Village at Germantown recognizes that community is a significant factor in keeping its residents happy. A few activities that are loved by many residents are:

  • Poker games
  • Shopping in downtown Germantown
  • Dinner outings
  • Movie nights

You Have a Lot of Extra Free Time

Although living in a retirement community may seem like a busy environment, residents find that often-times they have a lot of extra free time on their hands than they anticipated. It is good to spend time relaxing alone, but this extra free time could sometimes lead to a feeling of loneliness. The Village at Germantown has many amenities and on-campus activities that will be sure to fill that free time.


Fellowship is something that almost everyone enjoys participating in. Sitting around a table and eating good food is a way to start good conversations with good company. This allows for everyone to come together and get to know each other as well as chat about what is going on that day. Residents at The Village at Germantown have three separate options for dining.

Monthly Calendar Events

Every month, The Village at Germantown has a calendar that shows events that go on every day of the week. The calendar is always full and has plenty of options to fill any free time that residents may have on their hands.

It Gets Harder to Stay in Shape

As many people know, as one gets older, staying in shape can become an uphill battle. Often times, seniors feel as if they cannot stay in shape because of their age and physical abilities. However, The Village at Germantown offers many options for residents to get fit and keep their bodies healthy.

The Village Wellness Program

At The Village at Germantown, residents are provided with a clinic to visit that will provide them with the help they need to stay healthy and fit. The fitness clinic on campus has weight training machines, bikes, treadmills and more. Not only does this include physical wellness, but it also includes emotional, spiritual, intellectual and more. There are also wellness nurses on sight that will help support and encourage residents with the best advice in order to keep their bodies well. At The Wellness Clinic, there are many activities for residents to participate in such as the following:

  • Water aerobics in a well-kept pool
  • Indoor walking track
  • Personal trainers
  • Pilates classes

You Consider the Importance of Healthcare More

Healthcare is an aspect of retirement that many people think of, but are unsure of how to change their lifestyle to fit a new healthcare schedule. Change can be scary for some individuals, and they may even be resistant to it at first. However, with retirement at

The Village at Germantown, healthcare lifestyle change is nothing to be afraid of. The nurses, therapists and doctors are on-site to help residents feel comfortable and at home.

The Village at Germantown offers the following services:

  • Healthcare
  • Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition

More information on The Village at Germantown

Potential residents can tour The Village campus and see how and where they will be living. These tours give insight into what the daily campus life is like and what to expect while living at The Village at Germantown.

To learn more about The Village at Germantown or to get directions for visiting the campus, request more information online.


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