Making a move to a senior living community is a huge change for anyone involved, from your immediate family, circle of cherished friends and most significantly yourself. However, it is essential for those looking for a community that they can socialize and interact with, or require more assistance and supervision with their activities of daily living. The transition will be emotional and can feel overwhelming. Therefore, it is crucial to start preparing ahead of time to ensure a smoother and seamless transition into your new life. In this article, we share some great tips to make the process easier.
Start Decluttering Your Belongings
To avoid making a move to your new residence feel isolating, abrupt, or potentially perturbing, we suggest that you start with decluttering your belongings at least a few months before moving. Giving yourself ample time and patient is crucial for this important move of your life. With the help of family members, cherry-pick the valuables that provide you with comfort and ease, and offer a second life to items which might be more valuable to someone in need. They could be passed down to family members or friends, donated to your local shelter or charity drive, or recycled at the local recycling facility. Perchance, this decluttering event might turn out to be a re-discovery of forgotten memorable keepsakes!
Making the New Space Feel Homely
While you may be living in a new space, it doesn’t mean that you can’t add in touches that make it feel like home. To settle in your living community more seamlessly, consider bringing nostalgic mementos and photo frames to be reminiscient of your family and friends.
Collaborate and have an open conversation with team members at your living community on how you can plan the furniture layout in a way that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Some may find comfort in mimicking their previous layout in their old homes, some may prefer a brand new aspect to mark the beginning of an enthralling retirement life. Either way, take your time and open yourself to new ideas and suggestions in the conception of your future haven.
Get Them Involved in the Community
A paramount step in the smooth integration into your living community is to join the exciting daily events and activities planned by the enthusiastic planning team. This is also a great opportunity to meet new lifelong friends. Acclimating in a new environment might seems overwhelming in your golden years. However, that does not stop you from pursuing your interests and hobbies. In contrary, a fresh start can sometimes surprise you with new opportunities!
For instance, if you are a bookworm and is interested in reading and discussing novels and books with peers, you can consider joining the living community’s book club. This is a good chance to learn about exciting perspectives and have an enjoyable discussion about the weekly book content.
Welcome Friends and Family Regularly
Staying in touch with your friends and family regularly can ease your anxiety during your transition into the living community. It is also an occasion to show your curious loved ones your fantastic new environment! In addition, a robust calendar that marks out dates that friends and family will be visiting gives you something to look forward to every week, especially when it comes to your beloved grandchildren.
As you may be feeling more vulnerable during the first few weeks, you could schedule more frequent visits twice a week and gradually reduce to once every fortnight, for instance.
There’s No Place Like Home at The Welstone At Mission Crossing
At The Welstone At Mission Crossing, we’re committed to providing you with stylish and high-quality independent living options. We offer you spacious living one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments that are well-designed to maximize convenience, comfort, and safety. In addition, the rent includes value-added services such as housekeeping, daily living, maintenance, and transportation services to give you that premium experience. More importantly, we have an excellent range of amenities and programs developed to keep your body, mind, and soul active and healthy.
If you require more information on the type of services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us or schedule a tour with us to experience our amazing living community for yourself!