The Davis Community’s Ultimate Guide to Independent Living

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Are you ready to start a new chapter that embraces meaningful memories, exciting activities, and an active social life? Finding the right independent living community helps you leave home maintenance behind and fully enjoy your retirement.

What is Independent Living?

Independent living is more than an apartment; it’s where adults 55 or older can live in a vibrant community together. Residents live in detached houses or apartments in an environment designed to elevate their quality of life. Homes are moderate in size, and the neighborhood is easy to navigate.

At The Davis Community, whether you choose a cottage or apartment home, your living cost even includes 24-hour security, lawn care, home repairs, utilities, and housekeeping. Its manicured 54-acre campus features amenities like health clubs and restaurants that support a healthy lifestyle and social life.

The Davis Community’s Ultimate Guide to Independent Living in Wilmington, NC

So, you’re ready to take the next step into independent living… now what? Our team at The Davis Community is here to make your research easy with our guide to independent living. So, sit back, grab something to drink, and read on for our best advice.

Begin With a Vision

Close your eyes and picture what your dream retirement looks like. Do you see yourself attending cultural activities? Is mild, picnic-perfect weather a priority? Do you want to be close to local restaurants and grocery stores? Are you itching to meet new friends?

These are the questions you need to ask before you pick your final independent living destination. And when you find the answers, use them to plan each day ahead of you!

Wilmington, NC, is a port city with a thriving river district, miles of beaches, a large historic area, and a flourishing arts scene. As a resident of The Davis Community, you’d have access to all of Wilmington’s attractions (and you can cross off that bucket list). The Davis Community is close to the beach and a few minutes away from downtown Wilmington’s restaurants, theaters, and galleries.

Take Advantage of the Amenities

For adults with an active lifestyle, the amenities of an independent living community are a big selling point. Does the community have restaurants, a fitness center, and daily activities? Not all senior living communities are the same, so make sure the centers you visit have the amenities that are important to you.

The Davis Community has a campus with plenty of activities ready for you to enjoy. A monthly calendar of classes and engaging programming will keep you active and make it easy to meet new friends.

When complete, our first-class amenities will include:

  • Theater
  • Art room
  • Two libraries
  • Greenhouse
  • Transportation to excursions or appointments
  • Wellness Center with a gym and warm saltwater pool
  • Three restaurants and two bars

Satisfy Your Taste Buds

Food isn’t just nourishment; it’s an experience! Most independent living communities have dining halls ready for you to visit. Ask for a sneak peek of their menu and look for entrees you’d want to try. Think about your daily food routines: what dietary restrictions do you require? What kind of food do you like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

At The Davis Community, guests choose between three eateries—an upscale Southern restaurant opening in 2023, a cafe with sandwiches, salads, and snacks, and a convenience store. In addition, two bars provide a place for socializing and drinks. That means a glass of wine and good eats are waiting to be enjoyed (so you better get ready)!

Plan for Your Future

If you choose well, you’ll find a community you love and build lasting roots. But just because your health-related needs may change doesn’t mean you have to move communities.

Care options at The Davis Community span the continuum from independent living to assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. We even offer short-term rehab and home care for those who need a little help to remain independent.

Independent Living in Wilmington, NC

These tips will help you evaluate and plan for your independent living adventure ahead. If you’d like to retire in Wilmington, download our free guide, “Retiring in Wilmington NC Guidebook.”

After you’ve read the guide, contact our team today for more information or to schedule a tour of The Davis Community. They’ll be happy to show you our spacious, beautiful campus, brand-new homes, and all the amenities we provide to support an invigorating lifestyle.

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