Senior Living Guide for Married Couples

Making the decision to move into a senior living community can be daunting for anyone. Married couples have an extra set of concerns to think about. This guide for married couples is designed to help couples understand the changes that come with aging. Read ahead and ponder the true meaning of growing old together.

The first step in your search for a senior living community is to get a clear understanding of what you are looking for. This guide will explore different options and help elderly couples identify what is important.

Maintaining Relationships Through Social Engagement

Senior living communities can help couples maintain their relationship as they grow older. One reason for this is residents are invited to take advantage of the many social opportunities. For example, couples can enjoy educational activities, guest speakers, book clubs, musical entertainment, and let’s not forget Happy Hour. Residents have an opportunity to attend scheduled group outings to scenic and tourist destinations.

Senior living provides support services and amenities that can facilitate socializing and create a sense of community among residents. Senior living communities like Pomeroy Living offer transportation services, so couples who cannot drive themselves will be able to go out together more often. The focus here is providing resources to couples allowing them to stay active and socially engaging.

Maintaining Social Engagement Through Household Support

Couples have more free time to spend together when they no longer need to maintain a household. Many senior living communities like Pomeroy Living offer services such as housekeeping, personal care, and meal programs. This is a solution to meet the needs of both loved ones in their marriage.

Senior living can be an excellent choice for couples who want to stay connected as they age. There will likely be plenty of opportunities for your elderly loved ones to spend quality time with their spouse and make memories that last a lifetime. Senior Living offers a solution for couples in their senior years to  continue the relationship they have shared for so many years. This can be an improvement in the quality of life for elderly couples!

How to choose the right senior living community?

Residents of a senior living community are entitled to certain rights and privileges that help them maintain their dignity and self-respect. For retirees to get the most out of their stay in senior communities, it is essential for seniors to be aware of these rights and how they can use them effectively.

One of the best ways to get information about different senior living communities is by talking to friends and family members who have experience using senior living communities.

The first step is to assess needs and preferences. Consider your loved one’s current health status, desired level of care and assistance, budget, and location preferences. Once you have a good understanding of these needs, you can begin to research different types of senior living communities like Pomeroy Living.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a senior living community. Some important factors include:

  • Level of care and assistance
  • Access to care by offering onsite services; nursing, physician, podiatry, physical therapy, Massage therapy, hair salon
  • Location preference
  • Budget
  • Amenities offered
  • Reputation and reviews

We encourage you to research different senior living communities like Pomeroy Living. Take the time to visit several of our campuses in person. This way, we can help you find the right fit for your unique needs.


If you are married or have elderly married loved ones, it is vital to plan for this in their aging years and consider what was discussed in this guide for married couples. By planning, you can ensure that you and your spouse or your elderly loved ones will have the best possible experience together.

Pomeroy Living invites you to come see one our beautiful Pomeroy Living communities. We believe couples discovering new interests and meeting new friends is one of the best parts of community. To learn more about how elderly married couples can navigate senior living communities, contact Pomeroy Living or email us at

Manda Ayoub

Manda Ayoub

As the Chief Operating Officer, Manda brings over 30 years of health care experience to Pomeroy Living. Manda is responsible for the facilities operations, outcomes of the clinical team and ensuring regulatory compliance. Since joining Pomeroy Living in 2011, Manda has been instrumental in opening both of Pomeroy’s state-of-the-art assisted living communities - Pomeroy Living of Northville and Pomeroy Living Orion. She has implemented innovative health care initiatives that have successfully improved patient outcomes and the quality of care at both of Pomeroy’s skilled nursing facilities.