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Staying Connected With Seniors When You Live Far Away

There are so many great reasons why seniors choose an assisted living community in Peoria, AZ.

There are so many great reasons why seniors choose an assisted living community in Peoria, AZ. Even if you’re not from the area originally, assisted living in Peoria, AZ is a great place for seniors to live. This is because Peoria is a great location that offers a lot of recreational options. It also has great weather, meaning seniors will not have to worry about cold or snow anymore. It may be concerning if you do not live close to the assisted living in Peoria, AZ where your loved one wants to move to. But the good news is that there are many ways that you can still stay connected with your beloved seniors, even when you live far away. Here are some great ways you can keep in touch and make it feel like you’re there with them.

Video Calls

Thanks to technology, it is possible to still “see” each other face to face even when you’re not together in person! All your loved one needs is a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop and they will be able to video call you whenever they want. If they do not have a device, or if they are not comfortable using technology, many assisted living communities like ours here at the Mission at Agua Fria offer computer centers for residents to use. Staff can also assist them with using the computer or technology.

Phone Calls

Sometimes a video call is not always convenient for both parties. Especially if your loved one doesn’t have a smartphone, phone calls may be the better way to go. Schedule a check-in call for the same time every day, every other day, or every week. It could even be when you’re in the car driving home from work! This way your loved one knows when to expect it and has something scheduled to look forward to.


This may seem old school, but your loved one will adore getting mail from you! If grandchildren are involved, have them write a little note or draw a picture to send to their grandparent. It’s easier than you may realize to send letters, or even packages, to your loved one living in assisted living. If you want to send a special gift or package, just make sure to coordinate with the staff at the assisted living so they can keep an eye out for the delivery and make sure it gets to the right place.


Start an email chain with your loved one! This can be a fun ongoing conversation that they can answer from their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or utilize the computer center. Setting them up with an email account is also great for sending them lots of pictures that they can easily print and hang in their rooms, too. It is easier than ever to stay connected with the seniors in your life, even if you live far away. We encourage you to look at the Mission at Agua Fria in Peoria, AZ if you haven’t done so already. It’s a great place to age!