Wondering how you would spend your time if you moved to a senior living community? What would you do if household chores and the burdens of owning a home were no longer your responsibility? The misperceptions about these communities are abundant and, in many instances, outdated.

To give you a more realistic look at what your future could hold, let’s sneak a peek at how residents spend a typical day at The Charleston in Waldorf, Maryland.

A Day in the Life of a Resident at The Charleston

The morning begins at whatever time you choose. You might wish to eat a simple breakfast in your private apartment, or head to the dining room for a restaurant-style meal. Our culinary team sources the freshest ingredients and offers a variety of menu options.

Next up might be spending a little time maintaining your physical well-being. Programs like our Fantastically Fit are a great way to start the day on a productive note.

Stay Active Throughout the Day

The Charleston offers a wide range of entertainment activities, community events, social clubs, educational opportunities, local shopping trips, and much more. Whether you want to dabble in art or play cards with your neighbors, you’ll find chances to do so. You might opt for a movie matinee or a church service before lunch. Both are popular choices for residents.

After lunch, you could participate in Big Time Bingo or Chair Yoga. Or you might want to take your dog for a walk on our beautiful campus. The Charleston is a pet-friendly community. Just make sure you are back in time to join your neighbors for happy hour in Carl’s Tavern!

Residents also enjoy outings to local and regional destinations. The life enrichment team plans a variety of trips year-round. Before heading out, you could schedule an appointment for a little pampering in the community’s beauty parlor/barber shop.

Every day brings opportunities to nurture the body, mind, and spirit. It’s a lifestyle that promotes the active, healthy living that is linked to successful aging. Residents have freedom to decide how many—or how few—of these activities they want to participate in each day.

Evenings at The Charleston

Dinner time is often a chance for residents to linger and socialize with neighbors who become friends, as well as enjoy a delicious, healthy meal. You’ll be able to order from a variety of tasty meals. Choices range from soup and salad to flavorful entrees. Options are also available for those who have special dietary needs, such as a low-sodium diet.

Just because dinner is over doesn’t mean the day has to come to an end. There are formal and informal activities that take place every evening, too.

Transportation Services Are Another Benefit

Another benefit of moving to a senior living community is transportation services. If you need a birthday gift for a friend or an outfit for a family party, for example, you can schedule a ride to the mall or your favorite boutique. Transportation can also be arranged for you to get to and from doctor’s visits and other health care appointments.

Tour The Charleston

Does this sound like a great way to spend your retirement years? If the answer is yes, we invite you to schedule a personal tour. Call 240-270-7500 or complete our contact form to set up a time!

Learn More about Financing Senior Living in This Free Guide

If a senior living community sounds like a good fit for you or an elder in your family, you might appreciate a resource we created. You can download our complimentary Funding Guide to learn more about budgeting and financing a move to a senior living community.