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Six Reasons Seniors Prefer Senior Living at North Oaks

As we age, the question of senior care and living accommodations eventually becomes a topic of conversation. Many seniors choose to move to senior living communities as they age, not because they need daily assistance – although that is available – but because they are looking for a place where they can be active, meet new people and enjoy their senior years.

For those considering senior living accommodations, North Oaks, a full-service senior retirement community in the Pikesville/Owings Mills area of Maryland, is a place where seniors can have freedom, independence and the ability to choose the lifestyle that’s right for them. Here are some top reasons why seniors prefer community living, especially at North Oaks:

Living now and in the future

North Oaks has been the home of active, independent seniors for over 25 years. Set on eight beautifully wooded acres with panoramic hilltop views from the highest point in Baltimore County, North Oaks offers multiple residential solutions in a premier setting. Independent living options include 18 apartment home floor plans from which to choose, complete with hilltop views and easy access to the nearby Pikesville neighborhood.

What truly sets North Oaks apart from other retirement communities is our multiple residential solutions through our LifeCare® plan. With an initial entrance payment and subsequent monthly fees, living accommodations, services and amenities are customized to suit your lifestyle and changing needs, allowing you to reside in the appropriate level of care, such as assisted living or comprehensive care—at virtually no additional cost beyond the monthly fee for your independent living residence.

You will always have access to expert assisted living care and skilled nursing care at our on-campus Autumn Ridge Health Center. Our dynamic and skilled therapy team at Autumn Ridge also provides rehabilitative therapy on an in-patient and out-patient basis, developing individualized plans to restore each resident’s activity level and encourage independence.

It’s the security you want, while allowing you to be part of the dynamic and vibrant North Oaks retirement community through every phase of senior living.

Make new friends and keep active

Senior living communities are about more than health care, though. Making new friends and becoming involved in social groups and activities go hand-in-hand with an active senior community lifestyle.

At North Oaks, we are dedicated to ensuring you an exceptional level of choice, control and flexibility in everything you do. Our HealthyLife™ Services program is designed to offer opportunities in the key areas of fitness, nutrition, active life and well-being, to help you maintain your optimum health. You can take up a new hobby, learn a new skill, or develop ones you are already have. Some activities that are sure to keep seniors at North Oaks socially, mentally and physically fit include:

  • Volunteerism
  • Educational seminars
  • Lectures and discussion groups
  • Music classes
  • Choir
  • Balance, strength and stretch classes
  • Wellness education series
  • Book club groups
  • Aerobics
  • Computer support classes
  • Cards and board games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Wii® bowling league
  • Cocktail hour
  • Movie series
  • Red Hats Group
  • Men’s Group
  • Transportation to places of worship
  • Much, much more!

In addition to on-site events and activities, seniors can enjoy intellectually stimulating and socially engaging opportunities – with free transportation – in nearby Pikesville, downtown Baltimore or Washington, D.C., which is only one hour away. Enjoy a ride through the thoroughbred horse farms of Greenspring Valley on your way to stylish shopping, world-class dining, multiple nationally ranked golf courses, and exceptional cultural and historical venues. North Oaks is also close to several synagogues and churches.

Dedication to a healthy life

Our North Oaks team is committed to serving the whole person. With a range of top-notch amenities, North Oaks is more than just a place to reside. It’s a celebration of healthy, active living. On-site amenities include:

  • A state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Access to fitness instructors from the National Institute for Fitness and Sport
  • Healthy, nutritious meals prepared by our talented culinary team
  • Full concierge services
  • Scheduled transportation services
  • 24/7 response by a licensed nurse for medical emergencies

Each North Oaks resident has access to a Health Care Navigator who will guide you in preventative wellness services such as fitness and exercise activities as well as healthy food choices so you can maintain optimum health for years to come. The Navigator also helps you schedule health and medical-related appointments and services, including coordinating transfers and paperwork, should the need arise.

For those seeking a hospital, North Oaks is located close to three top-rated hospitals: Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Flexible and nutritious dining

At North Oaks, our menu selections are always healthy and delicious, and you get to choose when and where to dine. Our culinary team provides a wide array of food choices to meet the health and wellness needs of aging adults, and nutritionists work with residents to identify any special needs and setup nutrition goals.

North Oaks’ innovative dining program provides flexible times and menu selections as well as a variety of dining venues. You can even invite your family for a meal or order carry out. Healthy options and a chef-prepared menu range from a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches to entrees such as Cheese Blintzes, Chicken Wings and Lox Platter for lunch, and Roasted Chicken, Filet of Salmon and numerous sides for dinner. North Oaks’ menu always includes vegetarian and gluten-free options as well.

Seniors who were not eating well before moving into a senior living community find they have more energy and their health often improves after a short period of regularly eating nutritious meals at North Oaks.

Forget home repairs and yard work

At North Oaks you can forget about yard maintenance, home maintenance, items like shoveling the driveway, and handling unexpected home repairs and emergencies. Enjoy weekly housekeeping services and top quality maintenance throughout the campus and in each residence. Less house work means more time to enjoy life.

Feel safe and secure

We designed our North Oaks independent living community after listening to what today’s seniors and their loved ones told us they wanted in their senior living homes: security, independence, and the ability to choose what’s right for them.

Twenty-four hour security insures you’ll no longer have to worry about trying to reach a family member or neighbor should the need arise. You and your loved ones will feel confident knowing you are happy, healthy and well cared for. In addition, seniors who make the move to senior living communities like North Oaks often find their relationships with loved ones improve greatly. Time spent together can now be centered around doing things you both enjoy.

North Oaks is your place to discover the best in active senior living. But don’t just take our word for it. See what living at North Oaks means to our residents. To find out how you can become a part of North Oaks’ senior living community, get in touch with us at 410-486-9090.