Even if there are many advantages of living in retirement homes, it is difficult for many seniors and their families to move there. There are certain ways in which the transition can be made easier. I have listed some common myths or misconceptions that some of you may have regarding assisted retirement living.
Myth: You Lose Your Independence.
Truth: You are as independent as you ever were. There has to be the maintenance of independence and privacy in a retirement community apart from other facilities. There is a wide choice of spacious apartments having different floor plans and separate entrances. And you can furnish your apartment exactly how you’d like; you can also bring in your furniture and other personal articles. Understand, a retirement home provides you with security and independence like any normal home.
Myth: Staying in A Retirement Community Can Be Lonely.
Truth: There are in-built safety and security measures with staff availability on a 24×7 basis. All the worries and stresses from loneliness are diminished when living in an assisted living community. All features are designed in such a way towards quick and immediate response to you when you need somebody to provide you with assistance.
Myth: Retirement Communities Are Boring.
Truth: More activity comes in community life than when living alone. Residents can enjoy fine dining, and gardening programs apart from fitness programs, cards, bingo, and book clubs, retirement communities are fun.
Playing Games to Keep your Mind Active
Games are usually a popular form of elderly mental exercise. Research has indicated that playing board games might prove beneficial for mental health or recreation. Also, board games are very accessible to many, easy to participate in or fun to take part in, with peers. There are many versions of games to take part in, like chess, scrabble, board games, jigsaw puzzles, or crosswords. Puzzles might be an entertaining activity for elders that may be experiencing some form of mental health ailment, like depression or grief.
An Active Social Life
It is common for seniors to feel isolated as they grow older. Isolation in seniors may result in a range of issues, like declining health, declining mobility, depression or more. With assisted living, residents join a closely knit, supportive network community surrounded by other senior peers. Patients take part in activities that foster community interaction – from arts and crafts to games and sports activities.
With the time you have on your hands as a retiree, you can now get involved in community work or volunteer for causes that you believe in. Give back to the community by contributing the wealth of knowledge that you have accumulated over the years. Your years in the workforce would have given you a broader perspective on different subjects and invaluable experiences that you can share with the younger generation. By staying connected to the community, you will be able to lead an enriching and fulfilling life after your retirement.
Socialize with Peers in Our Retirement Community
In Aston Gardens Sun City, we offer the best senior active independent living programs for our retirement community residents. Enjoy daily activities, outings around town, arts & crafts workspace, game room, scheduled wellness classes, live entertainment, senior-safe fitness center, in-house chapel with religious services, private courtyard & community garden, and many other senior living programs that can make your daily life more meaningful and purposeful or enriching. At the retirement community there are live musical performances, lecture dialogues, games and fitness activities to keep you busy. There are opportunities to explore nearby attractions, visit the inhouse cinema for film viewing, watch theatrical performances, or sports competitions.