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3 Tips for Making the Most of Assisted Living

Making the transition to a Lakeside assisted living community can be a big change, but there are ways to ease the transition.

Making the transition to a Lakeside assisted living community can be a big change, but there are ways to ease the transition. As this place will be your new home, it should feel like it, in all aspects. It’s important for you to choose a Lakeside assisted living community that feels comfortable for you and your family.

In addition to this, you do have the ability to shape what your assisted living experience is. If you were social when you were at your own home, you should be social here in your new home—and there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Here are three tips for making the most of assisted living.

1. Personalize Your Apartment

Your apartment in assisted living is your new home. Because of that, be sure to personalize it. Decorate it similarly to how you decorated your old home. Have pictures all around the room of your family and friends. Invite your family over to help decorate so they can add their own personal touches too. The best way to help make a Lakeside assisted living apartment feel like home is to decorate it yourself. You will not only be even more comfortable, but it will lift your spirits.

2. Make New Friends

When you move to any new home, you become part of a new community. It’s the same when you move to an assisted living community. There will be a whole new group of people whom you can interact with daily. New residents are encouraged to make friends with other residents living in Lakeside assisted living.

Socialization is so important for people of all ages, but especially for seniors. It particularly benefits seniors’ mental health. Plus, having friends will keep you from being lonely and give you people with whom to enjoy social activities. Assisted living communities offer community-planned activities, but you’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the billiards room or meet friends for a game of cards. If you’re worried about making friends, here are four tips to help you make new friends in assisted living.

3. Take Part In Social Activities

Our Lakeside assisted living community offers a wide array of activity programs for residents to take part in. While they’re not mandatory, it’s a great idea for residents to take part in those that are of interest to them. For instance, here at Solterra Senior Living, we make sure to address the cultural, recreational, and social needs of our seniors. Because of this, we offer many engaging and nurturing activities and events daily. There is also a media room, private library, on-site wellness center, and movie theatre that residents can utilize together or on their own.

There are many opportunities to enhance your day-to-day at Solterra’s Lakeside assisted living location. To help you make the most of your assisted living experience, we encourage you to make your apartment feel like home, make some friends, and enjoy everything we have to offer. Not only will these things help make you more comfortable in assisted living, but they will also keep you happy.