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Life Stages & Aging

Making the Most of Assisted Living

Deciding to move into an assisted living community can be tough. You should take the time to consider your needs, your health, the support that you currently enjoy, and the lifestyle that you are looking for, both now and in the future. If your medical needs are beginning to grow, then assisted living can be a better option than an independent living community, offering you the support that you need to be able to enjoy your life. Assisted living means access to healthcare, physical therapy, friendship, and support, giving you the time to enjoy your life, see your family and find pleasure in your surroundings.

While assisted living is often the best choice, the transition can be daunting. Many people make the mistake of withdrawing, instead of getting out there and making the most of their time, and their new community. Here are some of the things that you can do to make the most of life in an assisted living society.

Find the Right Location

Not all assisted living locations are equal. You’ll want to look at things like the quality of care offered and the accommodation. However, you should also think about location, distance from your family, amenities on-site, and the surrounding area. For example, the Chesterfield assisted living complex from McKnight Place is in a fantastic location, near to shops, entertainment facilities, parks, and major highways.

Make Friends

One of the best reasons to move to assisted living is to make new friends. Everyone living there is in a similar situation to you. They are all adjusting to growing needs, worried about their health, and finding ways to stay active and enjoy life. They have also, at some point, been new to life in assisted living, and have had to adjust, just like you.

Don’t hide away, get out and introduce yourself to your new neighbors. Make some friends, and you’ll quickly start to enjoy yourself.

Join Clubs and Groups

Once you are settled in, it’s time to start enjoying the activities that are on offer. In assisted living, you’ll be able to enjoy exercise classes, walks, book groups, quiz nights, and even join some clubs.

There’ll be activities that you can enjoy alone and with your new friends, but also special days and events, where you will be encouraged to invite your friends and family into your home. One of the best ways to make the most of life in assisted living is to bring your family into the community and join your old life with your new.

Learn Something New

What better time to learn new things than when you have retired, and the responsibility of caring for your family is behind you? Educational opportunities on offer might include cooking classes, yoga classes, painting classes, and dance lessons.

For many seniors, moving to assisted living means a new lease of life. Time to enjoy yourself without worrying about growing healthcare needs or becoming a burden to others. By making the most of your time in an assisted living community, you can begin to enjoy some of the best years of your life, with plenty of fun, laughter, and friendship.