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The Lock-and-Leave Lifestyle: Why Young Seniors Love the Freedom of Living Freely

| 10/30/21

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The lock-and-leave trend is big, and it’s growing fast. Recently, Coventry Health Care surveyed over 1,500 seniors about retirement priorities. More than 75% of respondents said that, rather than conserving funds to leave a financial inheritance, they planned to spend the remainder of their lifetime—and their money—by making great memories with people they care about. In other words, they’re traveling the world, hitting the road in RVs, and generally living it up on the hard-earned dollars they’ve banked for so many years!

To do that in the most worry-free way, many younger seniors are embracing the lock-and-leave lifestyle they get by residing in a retirement community, and they’re loving it.


What Does a Lock-and-Leave Lifestyle Look Like?

The biggest benefit to a lock-and-leavelifestyle is freedom. In a senior living community, there are no worries leaving your home or apartment unoccupied for short or long periods. You can head on vacation for a few days, a few weeks, or several months and know that your residence will remain secure, the grass will be cut, and the snow will be cleared.  You can even have interior maintenance and housekeeping done while you’re away since it’s all included in your monthly fee.

To summarize, a lock-and-leave lifestyle you can enjoy in a retirement community like The Atrium at Navesink provides:

Security – Thanks to features like private garages, 24-hour security staff, and security lighting to protect your residence and the community, you can feel safe in your residence and on campus and be worry-free when you’re away.

Freedom – Go where you want to go and stay away as long as you choose. No need for house sitters since the best lock-and-leave retirement communities offer maintenance-free living, along with 24-hour concierge services to assist with to-do’s while you’re gone. Some even have dog-walking services if you need to be away on short notice.

Peace-of-Mind – Of course you can find good neighbors anywhere, but in a retirement community, there’s a special type of camaraderie. The sense of permanence, relaxed lifestyle, and strong social connections create lasting, trusted friendships—they’re the people you know you can count on whether you’re at home or off on an adventure!


A Community Designed to Live Life Your Way

When you live at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, you’ll have many wonderful reasons to enjoy life at home thanks to our gorgeous waterfront location. But everything about our retirement community is designed to help you hit the road when you like and travel worry-free. This is the lock-and-leave lifestyle at its best!

Explore our beautiful living options, and then contact us to arrange a tour. We know you’ll love what you see here—and we can’t wait to have you in the neighborhood!