Sarah Benbow, Executive Director of Communications | Sep 17, 2020
Everyone gets older. We may try to hide it by dying those gray hairs but we all know the truth. Even though the process of aging can be scary, there's beauty in doing so. That gray hair and those numbered birthday candles are representative of a life lived, love felt, and connections shared. There comes a time, however, when we have to admit to ourselves that we need a little more help than we used to. No one wants to lose their autonomy, but all of that life experience leaves us needing a little rest and relaxation.
There's no better place to accomplish this than a senior community, but the transition to senior care is often met with anxiety and hesitation. In this blog, we'll break down some of the things that await you in one of our senior communities. Your transition will be chock-full of great experiences.
Burdens Now Bygones
Aging comes with some benefits, but it also has drawbacks. A lifetime of unique experiences, seeing your children grow up, spending life with your soulmate, and holding your grandchildren for the first time make it worthwhile. The joys of life should stay with you for your entire lifetime, and having some help doing things that you did with ease can take away burdens.
We know that family members do their very best to help ease your burdens, but sometimes it just more than they are able to manage. Making the transition to senior care alleviates pressure on families. Things like medication management, frequent doctor's appointments, and recreation are all accounted for in a senior community.
Living in a senior living community allows your family to stop worrying about your care, and instead, focus on spending quality time with you.
New Experiences and Deeper Connections
People who are thinking about making the move to a senior community often have questions on how they'll spend their time. The simple answer to this question is, "however you want to." Think about what you enjoy doing at home. Picture the things you do during your daily routine. Do you watch movies, go for long walks, paint? You can do all your favorite activities at a senior living community.
The goal of senior living is to provide an environment that allows you to live life how you see fit. We do this while providing an environment where it's easy to administer the proper care you need. And if you're feeling adventurous, we have a few things for you to try.
In addition to your daily routine, there are opportunities to engage in group activities while making new friends. The transition to senior care simply your options and gives you a framework to receive help when you need it.
There is one added benefit of living in a senior community: the community itself. Having so many fellow seniors around allows you to kindle new friendships and share experiences with people who can understand. Socializing is good for you. Everyone in a senior community knows what it's like to be in your shoes, and that's something that your children and grandchildren just can't relate to. The transition to senior care comes with new friendships and new experiences.
Making the Right Decision
If the only thing holding you back from joining a senior living community is wondering what it'll be like, then schedule a tour. Making this decision is hard, because it means that we accept the fact that we're getting older. Everyone struggles with making the switch, but our residents will attest that making the switch was a good decision. No matter what you decide, growing older isn't something you have to be afraid of. There are many perks that come with it, and moving to a senior community is one of them.