How to Thrive In An Independent Living Community

Transitioning into an Independent Living community can be a daunting thought. You might be fearful of giving up your independence or scared about what everyday life will look like.

There is sometimes an uncomfortable transition period for seniors moving into Independent Living communities, but it doesn’t have to last long. You can be thriving in your new home by taking these actions:

Bring Your Personal Possessions

Moving into an unfamiliar environment is one of the hardest parts of transitioning into an Independent Living community. The process may feel far less daunting if you bring your personal possessions with you.

Most reputable senior living communities already have warm and welcoming apartments. However, if you decorate your new home with things you loved in your old home, your new apartment might feel more comfortable and familiar.

Attend Social Events

You might not know anyone when you first join a new Independent Living community, but that can all change when you start attending social events. Most well-established communities organize dozens of fun activities and events for residents every month. The more of these you attend and participate in, the more friends you might make and the more at home you can feel in your new living environment. 

Enjoy Communal Spaces

Your apartment in an Independent Living community is your safe and private haven to call home. You can relax, rest, and socialize in this space. However, that doesn’t mean you should spend all your time in your apartment! Depending on the Independent Living community you’ve moved into, there are so many fun communal spaces you can explore and enjoy.

Libraries, game rooms, activity rooms, lounges, and communal dining spaces are just a few of the many that might pique your interest. The more time you spend in communal areas, the more social connections you can build with your neighbors.

Dine in Shared Dining Rooms

You have the freedom to prepare your own meals and snacks in the resident kitchen and your own kitchenette. You can even venture into your local town and enjoy local eateries. That’s the beauty of Independent Living communities – independence.

However, if you’re trying to build connections with your peers and thrive in your new home, consider dining in the shared dining rooms. Most established Independent Living communities prepare at least three meals a day, served in their communal dining areas. You have at least three daily opportunities to mingle, meet new people, and socialize to your heart’s content.

Take Advantage of Amenities and Services

Many people move into Independent Living communities when they can no longer live comfortably or safely by themselves. With that in mind, don’t forget to take advantage of all available amenities and services. They may just help you live life to the fullest in your new home!

Some of the best and most convenient services and amenities include housekeeping, maintenance, linen services, and scheduled transport. When you don’t have to do your own household chores and repairs, you have so much more free time for socializing and participating in fun activities.

Stay Active

Staying active and mobile as you age is integral to enjoying life to the fullest. Fortunately, most highly-regarded Independent Living communities give you plenty of opportunities to stay active. You can join activities revolving around movement, explore the grounds via the walking paths, and even use the fitness equipment provided.

Pair this activity with a healthy diet, and you may be able to live your golden years to the fullest in your new home.

Thrive at Asher Point Independent Living of Amarillo

You can have every opportunity to thrive at Asher Point Independent Living of Amarillo. Whether you’re curious about Independent Living communities or are considering joining us, schedule a tour today. We can answer your questions, show you around, and help you settle into your new home.

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