1. Myth: Living at a senior living community like Brandon Wilde will limit my freedom, independence, and choices.
The Truth: You’re free to do — or not do— exactly what you want. You’ll have dining options that let you cook for yourself or let the culinary team take care of it. You’ll have a host of classes, activities, and programs to choose from. You can come and go as you please. Many residents will tell you they’re now doing more of what they love than they did when they lived at home.
And remember, a senior living community can offer things living at home can’t. When you live in a senior living community, the hassles of maintenance, yardwork, repairs, and even housekeeping are gone. Fill that time with activities that are important to you, such as volunteering, cultural events, travel, continuing education, personal projects, and socializing with both old and new friends.
2. Myth: Brandon Wilde is out of financial reach for everyone except executives, doctors, and lawyers.
The Truth: Brandon Wilde is known for its beautiful campus, resort-style amenities, and luxurious and gracious hospitality. But we are home to teachers, nurses, civil servants, veterans with decades in the military, professors, engineers, small business owners, technicians, real estate agents, office managers, and lots of other people, too — in addition to doctors, lawyers, VPs, and CEOs.
You do not need to be a multi-millionaire to live at Brandon Wilde.
3. Myth: If I move to Brandon Wilde, I’ll be surrounded by old, frail people.
The Truth: Brandon Wilde is full of accomplished, active, vibrant people.
Talk to nearly anyone who lives at our community, and the first thing they’ll tell you is that they live among interesting, lively, and entertaining people. It’s easy to make friends, socialize, and do fun and fascinating things at Brandon Wilde. You’ll quickly realize that life here is a whole lot more active than you ever imagined. And at the end of the day, you can be as social as you want or keep to yourself. It’s entirely up to you.
And just because it’s a senior living community doesn’t mean it’s a community made up of only seniors. Our team is made up of friendly people all ages.
4. Myth: I won’t be able to bring my dog if I move to Brandon Wilde
The Truth: We love pets! Brandon Wilde is pet-friendly and already home to dozens of cats, dogs, fish, and birds. In fact, most days if you stop by the sales office you can meet our resident Westie, Wilbur, or play with our Executive Director’s friendly Rhodesian Ridgeback, Atlas.
5. Myth: You must be an independent living resident to move into the community’s personal care, memory care, or skilled nursing neighborhoods, or receive rehabilitation care at Brandon Wilde.
The Truth: Brandon Wilde welcomes new residents directly into its personal care, memory care, and skilled nursing neighborhoods. In addition, everyone in the region has the opportunity to benefit from Brandon Wilde’s exceptional rehabilitation programs — even non-senior adults in need of post-illness, post-injury, or post-surgical care.
6. Myth: The best time to make the move to a senior living community like Brandon Wilde is when you can no longer live independently.
The Truth: Over and over we hear our residents tell us that they wished they made the move sooner. With so much to do, and so many people to meet, residents discover that life at Brandon Wilde is immensely more rewarding and active than they imagined — and they wish they hadn’t stayed so long in their home.
Plus, living alone is bad for your health. Studies show that social isolation — especially among seniors — can be as devastating to your health as smoking and other unhealthy habits. The companionship that comes so easily to our residents is more than an emotional boost — it improves physical well-being, too. Why wait and risk making your health worse?