Is Independent Living right for you?

Where you live is one of the most important considerations that seniors have to make, but how you live is every bit as crucial.

That’s one of the key concepts behind Independent Living, which is just one of the many housing options that are available to seniors.

“Independent Living communities are designed to take the hassle out of everyday life,” says Eileen Campbell from Steveston’s The Maple Residences. “Instead they offer seniors the opportunity to enjoy an active social lifestyle from their own private suites in a community of likeminded residents.”

It’s an increasingly popular choice for seniors who are looking for a change and a new lifestyle. How can you tell if Independent Living is right for you? We asked Eileen to give us her expert input.


Are you an independent senior?

The key to this kind of living is to enable seniors to continue to enjoy their independence. That means that you’re free to live the life that you’ve carved out for yourself, the only difference is that you don’t have to do it on your own. Instead, you have access to 24-hour support that is there for you as and when you need it.


Do you intend to stay social?

An active mind is key to enjoying older age, and one of the main benefits of Independent Living is that it offers a ready-made community of like-minded people.


Do you want an active lifestyle?

Whether you’re interested in live entertainment & social activities, destination bus trips, arts, crafts & exercise or simply socializing with peers, the best Independent Living communities boast a range of amazing amenities that suit residents’ lifestyles.


Would you prefer not to worry about home maintenance?

Maintaining a home can be a full-time job. One of the joys of Independent Living is that you hand over that responsibility to someone else. So instead of worrying about household maintenance or repairs, you can simply get on with enjoying your life.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Independent Living at The Maple Residences, visit or call 604-277-4519 for more information. Better yet why not head in for a tour to see what independent living is like for yourself. 

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