Once you have settled the moving process and unpacked the boxes, it is time to explore this new, exciting chapter of senior living. It may be overwhelming but do not do it all in just one day. It is perfectly fine for you to take one step at a time to slowly ease into the new senior living community. It may take a while before you finally settle in, but there are certain things that you can try to help speed up the process.
Personalizing Your Space
Whether your new apartment came fully-furnished or maybe you have brought along your own furniture, you can rearrange your things to make the area feel more welcoming. You will be surprised at the significant difference a simple rearrangement can make.
Hanging up artwork, curtains, or family portraits can immediately transform the space to give it a personal touch that makes it feel warm and homely. This is particularly true if you are putting together different pieces that are already yours instead of those that you have just purchased.
Some residents hang up wreaths or create welcome signs to personalize their entryway. This is a good chance for you to add your own touch to let your neighbors know a little bit about your personality.
Inviting People Over
Extend an invitation to old friends and family so they can enjoy your new apartment together with you. You can even be their tour guide for the day and let them explore the extensive senior living facilities offered by your new community.
Upon settling in, you may even try inviting some of your neighbors over. It makes the perfect opportunity for you to socialize and forge new, meaningful relationships. There are plenty of activities for you to take part in with your new friends like arts and crafts, movies, and more.
Joining in on the Fun
Indulge in all the fun activities that your new senior living community has to offer. From movie screenings and educational lectures, to shopping trips and museum excursions, there is always something to do for everyone. In the beginning, you may be tempted to simply lie in your new cozy bed all day long. However, after realizing how many world-class amenities await you, then you would want to participate in each and every single one of them.
You may not have any personal hobbies before, but that does not mean you cannot explore your options and try out something new. Staying active and occupied will help to boost your spirits and keep both your physical and mental health in check.
Residents are free to roam around the senior living facility and participation is fully recommended. If you have any activities in mind that you would like to try out but are currently not offered by your community, feel free to speak to a senior living consultant to learn about your options.