Our nations’ veterans deserve to get the most of their golden years. They have made sacrifice after sacrifice to ensure our freedom, safety, and well-being. After all of this, it’s only all the more important that they find a high quality, welcoming community at which to retire. That is why we want to talk about our community Oakleigh of Macomb, which is assisted living in Macomb County. 

If you are a veteran who is trying to make the transition to a senior living community, it is vital that you find the right fit. Of course, there is making sure that you have all your benefits lined up and squared away in order to get everything paid for. But beyond that, you want to get the most out of your time spent in senior living. 

So what can you look forward to? What types of amenities should senior veterans keep in mind when searching for a community? What other important information is there to be aware of? Keep reading to learn more!


1.) A Community to Thrive In

There is a lot more to a senior living community than just letting the days pass by! It is important to find a place that you can thrive in. This includes having a robust activity calendar that can keep anyone on their toes, including veterans! You will especially benefit if these activities have a lot of variety to choose from. For example, if you are someone who could use a little mindfulness and meditation, you will want to keep an eye out for yoga or Tai Chi courses. Or, if you love to spend time outdoors, see if there is a gardening club or daily group walks.

There is no right or wrong answer to which community suits you best or what your needs are! So long as you feel like you have found a spot that you can really grow and thrive in, that’s all that should matter. 


2.) Socialization and Camaraderie 

There is a reason it is called a senior living ‘community’. Being a resident at our assisted living in Macomb County means that you can make friends and build lasting relationships with those around you. For many seniors, it can be a struggle to make these connections later in life. This results in isolation which in turn, leads to some serious health issues, such as depression, anxiety, heart disease, and more. 

All age groups face unique sets of challenges and obstacles and older adults are certainly no exception. At Oakleigh of Macomb, you are guaranteed to find like-minded people who can understand the things you are dealing with, as they are probably encountering the same things. If there is one thing that can help with this, it’s building this sense of community and camaraderie. 


3.) Delicious and Nutritious Meals

If you think that moving to a senior living community means that you are going to be served similar to the MREs you ate in the field, think again! The idea that food served at a senior community has to be terrible is a common myth, and one we will happily bust for you. 

Our restaurant style dining boasts a curated culinary experience diligently prepared by our executive chef. Whether you want to come in and dine with your friends, or enjoy a nice Sunday brunch on the patio, we’ve got you covered. These meals will not only taste great, but also be nutritious as well. If you have special dietary needs or any food allergies, just let us know and our kitchen will be sure to accomodate you!

You can also book a dining room to host any family and friends that may live outside of the community as well! This is a great choice for celebrating a special occasion, such as your birthday or other special holiday. 

A plate of grilled salmon and peppers


4.) Helpful and Caring Staff

When choosing to go to assisted living in Macomb County, you will want to ensure that you are going to a place that will meet your needs from a medical and safety aspect. Typically, most people seek out living in an assisted living community due to a health concern, such as limited mobility or even dementia or Alzheimer’s. Having access to this kind of care is vital. 

Here at Oakleigh, we are proud to have 24-hour staff coverage on site as well as a monitored emergency response system. Should an emergency arise, we can get you the care that you need. For some veterans who might struggle with post traumatic stress or other related issues, our caring staff is here to help. Know that you will be in good hands in our community.


5.) Memory Care Services

Other than assisted living, we also have memory care services available, too. If you or a veteran senior loved one have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we are fully equipped to help you here at Oakleigh. We even have two specialized and secure neighborhoods designed to correspond to one’s specialized care needs. In addition to offering two styles of apartments, residents also enjoy an exclusive courtyard, activities lounge, and dining rooms.


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As someone who has dutifully and proudly served this country, it is time for you to retire in a way that you deserve. Rest, relaxation, and having a ton of fun should be the only things on your agenda for your golden years! We hope that you will consider enjoying retirement at our assisted living community in Macomb County.

As a veteran, it is important that you talk to a representative from the community and ask questions that matter to you. Be sure to inquire about any military discounts, and find out more information about how your VA benefits apply. 

To book a tour or have a chat with one of our amazing staff members, contact us today! We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you very soon!