3 Ways Seniors Can Make a Difference at Assisted Living
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Even thinking about moving into assisted living can cause many seniors to assume this is the beginning of the end of their life. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many seniors find rejuvenation, for a new purpose in life, when they finally decide to move into assisted living.
August is Boomers Making a Difference Month and basically refers to the Baby Boomer generation that is now entering retirement. Most seniors would readily admit they prefer to stay as active as possible and make a difference in their life and the lives of those around them.
When it comes to assisted living facilities, there are numerous ways seniors can make a difference for themselves and those around them. Here are three ways they might consider going about doing that.
1. Being a great friend.
Many seniors often comment about how many friends they make as soon as they move into a new assisted living facility. Some are even amazed at how friendly and outgoing some of the residents there happen to be.
The longer they live in these facilities, the more people they see moving in, and some of them have a difficult time adjusting. Some are incredibly shy and withdrawn, especially if they don’t know anyone else. One great way to make a difference is to reach out to connect with some of these other residents, especially those who share common interests.
2. Offering encouragement.
Sometimes a word of encouragement is all a person needs to turn their day completely around. There are many activities going on at assisted living, including trips to the mall, games, entertainment, and much more.
Just offering encouragement for some new residents to try out some of the activities that are offered can give them a head start into enjoying the best years of their new life.
3. Taking full advantage of the amenities, including activities.
When seniors are active, they are going to be more likely to stay healthy, both physically and emotionally. That’s one of the best ways they can make a significant difference in their own personal life.
These are just three simple ways a person can make a great difference when they finally choose assisted living as their new home. It’s easy to assume this is just the beginning of the end, but once seniors spend a few days and weeks at their new facility, they quickly realize how much there is to truly enjoy.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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