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Senior Living Benefit: Enjoying a Maintenance-Free Winter

Does it seem like the older you get, the less magical winters become? You’re not alone. As we age, it’s not just the cold temperatures that seem unbearable. If you’re still living in a house, you’re also forced to contend with winter home maintenance. The frozen pipes. Shelling out money to prevent ice dams on the roof. Draft protection for doors and windows. And that annual chimney sweep to ensure you avoid fire hazards.

But what if you could enjoy the winter months without worrying about winter home maintenance headaches and actually save money? That’s the benefit of moving to a beautiful retirement community with a maintenance-free lifestyle.

older adult smiling as he shovels snow off his driveway

Worry-Free Winters From Now On

As a resident in a senior living community, you can forget winter home maintenance forever. Everything ” including that cold weather maintenance checklist you’d normally take care of yourself ” is taken care of for you. No more worrying about winter woes like heating system issues, power outages or leaky water heaters. And when the pressure to prepare your home for winter is lifted, suddenly you’ll have all the time in the world to experience what you love most about winter.

In an ideal maintenance-free retirement community like Friendship Village of Bloomington, you’ll enjoy a comfortable, well-appointed home with features that make the winter months carefree.

Enjoy Winter Your Way

When someone else takes care of the winter home maintenance, you’re free to pursue all kinds of winter fun. Love to cozy up by a roaring fire? We’ve got two perfect spots to do that ” in our comfortable community living room or bundled up on our outdoor patio. Adore outdoor winter activities? As a resident of Friendship Village, you’ll be just a short drive from Minneapolis and surrounding towns where you can enjoy social outings, great culture, restaurants and more. You’re also in the right place to try outdoor ice skating, go snowshoeing, or rent a fully equipped shanty and spend the day ice fishing.

senior couple bundled up on a snowy day

When winter storms do hit, you’ll appreciate the fact that everything you want or need is just outside your door. You’ll never have to worry about meals because you’ll have a delightful variety of eateries to choose from within our community, including a restaurant-style dining room, our Fruit n’ Nut Cafe©, and a lounge that’s perfect for a warming cocktail.

Winter also means shorter daylight hours, but you won’t have to worry about driving in the dark to do your errands. Conveniences like a salon and barbershop, postal and notary services, massage therapy, and lab services are all just steps away from where you live and all under one roof.

As for cabin fever, it’s never an issue at Friendship Village of Bloomington. Being stuck at home for winter doesn’t equal boredom or missing out on socializing or learning something new. The community includes amenities and attractions such as a computer lab, billiards room, art studio, a full schedule of speakers and entertainers, indoor pool, full-service banking, a 17,000-square-foot fitness center, and more.

Warm Up to a Winter With Us

If our cozy, carefree lifestyle appeals to you (one with absolutely no winter home maintenance duties!), we’d love to tell you more about what it’s like to live at Friendship Village of Bloomington. Just complete the form below and we’ll be in touch soon!

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