Your retirement years should be all about what you want to do, whenever you want to do it! Settling for anything less would diminish how hard you’ve worked and how far you’ve come to achieve a fruitful retirement.

Many older adults are ready to leave a life of household maintenance and chores behind in order to optimize their newly found free time – and a perfect place to do this is at a senior living community like Clarendale Arcadia.

Our community, located amidst the dreamy landscape of the Sonoran Desert and the urban excitement of Phoenix, Arizona, gives retirees the socially rich retirement lifestyle they’ve always desired.

How will you know if Clarendale Arcadia is the right senior living option for you? We break down the top features to look for in a retirement community – and how we meet and exceed these expectations – below.

8 Features To Look For in a Retirement Community

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1. Location

If you can’t wait to explore more of city life or the beauty of nature, Clarendale Arcadia is located in the ideal spot for both. Find us at North 32nd Street and  East Camelback Road, adjacent to Arcadia and Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain at every turn.

We’re within minutes of golf courses at Paradise Valley Country Club, Camelback Golf Club, and Papago Golf Club, as well as Granada Park, Phoenix Mountains Park, and a slew of shopping, restaurants, and medical centers.

It’s important to find a community that’s near everything you love, including friends and family!

2. A vibrant lifestyle

Our independent living community provides every opportunity for residents to live as vibrant as their personalities and hopes for retirement. We call ourselves a “connected community,” meaning every aspect of our lifestyle is centered around family, friendship, and respectful relationships with our team members and caregivers. We encourage residents to live their best and offer a variety of programs and services to help them do just that.

If you get a warm and welcoming feeling from the community culture, that anything is possible, and that you can be your true self, then it will be the right fit for you.

3. A fresh take on healthy dining

It’s not enough to just have good food at a retirement community. At Clarendale Arcadia, our in-house culinary team crafts food and drinks that are right up there with your favorite five-star restaurants.

Each meal in each dining venue is a treat and an adventure for the senses. Not to mention, we prioritize health preferences and the implementation of seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients into every dish. Nutrition is important as you age, but so is the excitement that comes with the dining experience. Look for a community that offers both, like Clarendale Arcadia.

chef finishing delicious plate

4. Convenient amenities and services

This might be one of the most important features to consider when choosing a senior living community. What amenities and services does the community offer that make life better and easier?

At Clarendale Arcadia, we provide residents with a rich lifestyle filled with exceptional services and amenities, including:

  • A luxurious salon
  • A fully equipped fitness center with a swimming pool and Jacuzzi spa
  • High-end spaces for socializing and entertainment
  • Gourmet, restaurant-style dining
  • All indoor and outdoor home maintenance and landscaping
  • In-residence cleaning
  • All utilities, except for personal phone
  • Pet-friendly community with a dedicated dog park
  • Provided local transportation
  • Emergency response systems in each unit, plus 24/7 staffing

5. A focus on wellness

Retirement allows you more time to focus on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and Clarendale Arcadia is an active adult community that helps you achieve your wellness goals.

From nutritious dining options to a wide variety of recreational and fitness classes and activities, there’s no excuse for avoiding putting your health and well-being first.

6. Well-appointed housing options

Before you make the move to a retirement community, you’ll want to be sure you have ample space and options for making your new residence feel like home.

At Clarendale Arcadia, we provide a variety of floor plan options for every lifestyle – from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Modern, spacious, and well-appointed studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with generous views and easy access to the rest of the community’s offerings simply make each day easier and more comfortable.

7. Easy access to medical care

As much as we’d all like to live independently forever, it’s important to be prepared for any potential health issues down the road. Retiring in a place that doubles as a memory care and assisted living community offers a great deal of peace and security for yourself and your loved ones.

At Clarendale Arcadia, we provide personalized and specialized care services in assisted living and memory care that offer just the right amount of support and supervision. Every resident deserves to live with grace and dignity, and if and when independent living is no longer a viable or safe option, we’ll help you seamlessly transition to one of our on-site levels of care.

8. Cost-matched value

Finally, it’s important to consider your budget and everything that the cost of living covers in your potential future home. We can help you compare the costs of moving to Clarendale Arcadia versus continuing to live at home.

The value of no longer having to worry about household responsibilities or living safely or healthily is truly unmatched. Learn more about our rental community offering flexibility without sacrificing luxury, when you pay us a visit.

Retire in Style at Clarendale Arcadia

Clarendale Arcadia is a retirement community in Phoenix that is full of opportunities to explore new adventures, stay active, and lead an engaging life each day. Meet the vibrant and diverse residents who make Clarendale Arcadia a unique place to live, and discover more of what our community offers when you call us today at 480-508-9581 to schedule an experience.