Did you know the current retirement age is 62? If you are retired or if retirement is in the near future, consider what you want your life to look like after you stop working.

Are you still maintaining your yard? Are you finding yourself leaving the house less and feeling a bit lonely? If so, luxury senior apartments might be for you!

Comfort, privacy, freedom, wellness, and community are just a few words that describe what all independent seniors should get to experience. You’ve worked hard for years to provide for yourself and the people you love, and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy all the hard work you’ve done. Are you ready to retire in luxury?

Do Your Research

Independent seniors all over the country are enjoying their retirement and living their best lives.

There are many options out there, and the only way to know what’s right for you or your loved ones is to do research. Assess your needs and desires and write a list of items that are non-negotiable.

It is important to take your time when finding a place. Consider looking at reviews, asking to set up a few meetings with staff members and current residents, and taking a tour of the community. Take your checklist with you and don’t forget to stay within your budget.

Community vs. Facility 

It is critical to know the difference between senior living communities and senior living facilities. The words “community” and “facility” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing.

The Cottages at Sanders Glen is a community for independent seniors who want to meet new people, find new hobbies, and are able to do daily tasks without assistance. These independent living communities are privately funded and don’t offer 24-hour nursing care.

Senior living facilities are funded by the state. These facilities are able to provide more assistance with daily tasks including medication, laundry, and meals. Knowing your needs or your family member’s needs is key and will help you make the best decision.

Floor Plans 

Every resident has different needs and wants. The luxury senior apartments at the Cottages have a variety of different floor plans to ensure everyone feels comfortable. There are studios as well as one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Some even have garages, and all units have back patios!

Tours are available to show future residents and their families all the options. Seniors bring their own furniture and decorate how they want, ideally making it a place they love and enjoy.

Furry Friends 

Moving to a new place can be nerve-wracking, and it’s comforting to have your pet come with you and help you make new friends. Pets are also great for helping reduce stress and blood pressure, which is important to keep regulated especially when making big life changes.

The goal of moving to a luxury senior apartment is to enhance your life and help reduce stress. Your home wouldn’t feel like home without your animals. The Cottages are pet friendly and welcome you and your fuzzy companions.


Prices vary depending on the size of the home you want to rent. Leases are annual and there is no option to purchase. Many luxury communities have an endowment or a buy-in when you move in, but The Cottages do not. There are pet fees, but utilities are included in rent, meaning you don’t have to worry about paying a separate bill for every utility.


Independent senior living come with several services and perks offered by the community. Indiana tends to snow every winter, but while living at The Cottages at Sanders Glen, residents never have to worry about shoveling their driveways or sidewalks. The community grounds will never be overgrown with weeds, and all appliances will be provided.

The freedom to explore the town or stay home is unbeatable. Do what you want, when you want, with whomever you want! That is what retirement is for.

Things to Do in Westfield, Indiana

The Cottages at Sanders Glen is located in Westfield, Indiana. Westfield has lots of restaurants, stores, and things to do. What’s better than a walking tour on a spring day or a show at the local playhouse with a friend? Maybe a spa day with the gals or hitting the course with some buddies? There is plenty for you to do and explore within a senior living community.

Independent Seniors

Aging can be stressful, but housing, maintenance, and upkeep are just some of the stressors that living in a luxury independent senior apartment takes away. There are safety features in every bathroom including handrails and walk-in showers.

It can also be stressful for families to move their loved ones. Families can have peace of mind knowing their senior is safe and living in a community that promotes independence.

The beauty of luxury senior apartments is that privacy isn’t compromised, and at the same time the community is brought together. Living with like-minded people is healthy and can make retirement more enjoyable.

It may seem more like a neighborhood than a senior living community. Friends spend time together and keep each other company and accountable.

Retirement You Deserve 

People say you’ll never get to live in the same place with all your friends again after college. However, now that more independent seniors are choosing luxury communities instead of staying at home, that statement isn’t true anymore. Retirement should be enjoyable, and you should not have to be bored or lonely.

Places like The Cottages at Sanders Glen exist for you, your family, and your friends to live comfortably, happy, and stress-free. Ready to enjoy luxury retirement? Get all your questions answered here, and let’s take a tour of your new home!