With creativity and technology, senior communities have developed new ways to have fun, to socialize, and to feel joy each and every day.
People look out for each other and protect each other in a community. You'll feel better with caregivers and new friends nearby.
Shared experiences make for fast friends and help you feel like you're part of something bigger than yourself.
While it is likely there is a quarantine period right after you move in, it is also likely that because the community is adhering to strict safety protocols recommended by the WHO, CDC, and local health departments, families can visit soon. And you will be around a newly formed “family” looking out for your interests and safety as well. Many residents find they feel less lonely after they move in to a community with new found friends and neighbors.
Actually, there are so many fun social activities going on in communities right now, it’s off the charts. Staff and residents have been busy adapting to the “new normal,” and coming up with creative ways to make sure the laughs and the connections continue. Some examples include instructor-led deck workouts, hallway parties, and drink carts.
There are risks right now with any kind of close human interaction, that is true. What you may not know is that senior communities have some of the strictest standards set up to manage COVID spread, much higher than shops, restaurants, and businesses have in most states. Residents are expressing how good this feels to know that community leaders and staff are looking out for them, so that they can go about life, and live with peace of mind and comfort.
Many seniors, singles and couples alike, are feeling isolated and lonely right now, despite having connections to family and friends through technology. We have found there really is no substitute to having in-person interaction to help us feel more connected to each other and to the world around us. Residents who have neighbors next door, staff who regularly checks in with them, and family and friends online as well, are feeling more fulfilled and secure right now than those living alone.