Walnut Court

A Place to Call Home

10 independent living apartments located in Hancock, MN.

Myths About Independent Living

Myth: Living in a retirement community or senior apartment means losing independence.
Fact: You’ll have your own space without the hassles. You’ll also maintain your privacy and independence. You can furnish your apartment with your own furniture and personal items and decide how you wish to spend your days and with whom. The doors to your apartment lock and are controlled by you. You should feel at home and absolutely secure in your environment.

Myth: Moving away from my family means no one will be around to help when needed.
Fact: Most independent living facilities have built-in safety and security measures along with 24-hour staff, designed to reduce the worry that often comes from living alone. Features are in place to respond quickly in the event that you need someone to help you.

Myth: Moving to independent living means saying goodbye to hobbies such as gardening.
Fact: Life at an independent living facility usually means that seniors are more active than they were living alone. Many facilities have gardening programs for residents in addition to fitness programs, bingo, cards, and book clubs. Studies have shown that people who are active and engaged are healthier and happier. Extensive activity programs give all residents options and choices tailored to their specific needs, desires, and lifestyle. They can also reduce the isolation felt when living alone.

Source: A Place for Mom