Moving into an assisted living home can be an exciting time in your life. There are many opportunities to try new things and meet interesting people.
· Make Friends
Moving into a group home can be great for your social life! You can easily find peers with similar interests. Best of all, you’ll never have to get in the car when you want to visit or have dinner together. They’ll always be a short stroll down the hall.
· Decorate Your Room
Bring things from home or use your move as an opportunity to refresh your style. Ask a grandchild to accompany you to a home decorating store and buy a pretty set of floral curtains or a new vase for all of the fresh flowers your children will bring when they visit. An ultra-soft rug could be a welcomed reason to get out of bed each morning. With a new thick, plush bathrobe, you’ll be warm all winter long.
· Get Active
Most assisted living homes offer community events and activities. Some of these may include gardening club, choir, bridge tournaments, bingo, theater classes and movie night. If you don’t know what yours has to offer, ask around or check to see if there is a community bulletin board.
If your facility doesn’t offer anything like this, start your own group! You could create a club where you sew quilts to donate or read to other residents with eyesight issues. Being a part of the community can be a fulfilling experience.
Akash Brahmbhatt is the owner of Caring Hands Personal Care Home. He encourages his residents to dive into the change of lifestyle and get involved in the community right away to have to best experience possible.
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