Carolyn (80 years old) and Dick (90 years old) Bauer are thoroughly enjoying the services, amenities and community life offered at The Estates at Carpenters.
The Bauers are active adults who raised seven kids, had thriving careers, and even spent a portion of their retirement motorhoming. Senior living was the next step for them as a couple. They have found ease, belonging and a home that provides them with everything they need.
Continue reading to learn more about the advantages of an independent living community for couple, and how those living alone can experience many of the same benefits and experiences.
You Will Find New and Exciting Activities To Experience Together
As you age, some of the opportunities for fellowship and community can become less accessible, and this can have negative impacts on your overall health. Senior living communities offer you the chance to plug into activities, attend events and create connections with ease.
Carolyn and Dick Bauer enjoy attending regular lectures and concerts held in our communal spaces. They also join other residents for meals and go on outings in the Lakeland area.
Along with shared experiences facilitated by The Estates, both Carol and Dick also pursue their independent interests here. Dick stays active by walking the beautiful grounds each morning, participating in the Veteran’s Club and gathering newspapers around campus with a recycling group. Carolyn has taken on a leadership role as the President of the Carpenters Home Resident Association.
The possibilities for fellowship are endless at The Estates at Carpenters! Whether you want to participate in a Bible Study, learn a craft or engage in a new exercise class, you can find what you are looking for on our full calendar of events.
You Can Live Together Even With Different Health Care Needs
In some cases when a couple is living on their own, one spouse might become the caretaker for another. When this is the dynamic for too long or when circumstances worsen, this can become an urgent situation. Whether it is brought on by cognitive decline, deterioration of a disease or simply fatigue on the part of the more active spouse, caregiver burnout is real.
In an independent living or assisted living community, you and your spouse can begin to focus on your relationship again, without one being overwhelmed by caregiver responsibilities. Lifecare allows you and your spouse to receive the level of care you need individually while still residing in the same apartment home.
This personalized senior care can address present or future needs. Your care plan will shift and change to meet any challenges you face, and assisted living supports can be implemented as soon as you or your spouse needs them.
For Carolyn and Dick Bauer, The Estates at Carpenters is perfect because it provides them with a feeling of security. They know they will be taken care of.
You Can Make Your Space Your Own
The various living options at The Estates at Carpenters go beyond the traditional choices. Our floor plans range from 475 to 2,500 square feet, and you can customize your space to suit the needs of you and your spouse.
When Carolyn and Dick saw the two-bedroom Cypress floor plan, they knew it was perfect for them. With two full bathrooms, a large living space and a lanai, this felt like home. And when Carol requested more wall space, her request was fulfilled.
Whether you choose this layout or another, you can work with The Estates at Carpenters’ Move-in Coordinator to personalize your home to your specifications. You can choose things like your colors, backsplash, cabinets and flooring.
Single Older Adults Thrive Here Too
When you choose a senior living option like The Estates at Carpenters, your lifestyle can change dramatically. You can embrace the ease that comes when maintenance is handled for you and cooking is optional. With this extra time, you can take advantage of the many built-in opportunities to create new connections with peers during a cultural event in our community auditorium, a game night in our community room or an afternoon on our putting green.
As a single person, you can choose a studio or one-bedroom residence and customize from the same selection of options as Carolyn and Dick. This could save you monthly utility costs while still providing the kind of welcoming home you need. Additionally, you can live with the assurance that when your needs change, assisted living and skilled nursing care are available to you through our Lifecare option.
Welcome to Uncompromised Senior Living
The Estates at Carpenters is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community offering independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. We provide a full continuum of care and a unique advantage to Lakeland and surrounding Winter Haven, Florida, area retirees. Come visit our community near the renowned Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center.