When we get older and life gets harder, it’s easy to want to curl up and retreat into a comfortable space. As we age, we begin to experience physical limitations that we didn’t previously have. For example, our knees may begin to complain when we see stairs, or our hearing may become less clear. These problems undermine our confidence, and occasionally we feel like we can’t keep up with the rapidly changing world. In this unpredictable environment, keeping within our comfort zone provides us a false sense of control. Thankfully, staying in a supportive environment where social relationships and facilities exist can push you to do things you want to try but are afraid of. Here’s how living in an independent living facility in Houston, TX, can benefit you!
Fun Activities and Event
Most retirement communities have an array of activities and events for you to choose from. This could include outings, parties, dance classes, worship sessions, game nights, cultural exchange workshops, and even Ted Talks, a specialty in our independent living community. Our team members will actively encourage you to participate in activities that interest you and will provide you with opportunities to do so!
Regular Visits from Friends and Family
Several senior living communities make excellent locations for setting up social outings because of their lovely grounds and visitor-specific areas. This means that after you move in, be sure to schedule time to visit with family and friends. With some contact with your loved ones, you will feel motivated to explore your new environment while still having their full support.
Sometimes, we don’t step out of our comfort zones because the things we want to do or places we want to go are inconvenient. This is especially so as you get older, since certain physical predicaments may limit your ability to access certain opportunities. However, with the 24/7 concierge service available at retirement communities, you’ll get assistance in any task you wish to accomplish. Our community offers concierge services and removes the stress from your daily paperwork and tasks. We can assist you in obtaining tickets to a spectacular show or making reservations at local restaurants. We can even provide you with chauffeured transportation to social appointments or medical checkups you may have.
Bring Along Mementos
We get it. Moving to a new place can be daunting, or even scary. This is why we encourage all our residents to bring along small mementos from their home when they move in, like a family photo album, or a treasured handicraft. Having that sense of familiarity in your new apartment will give you the courage you need to try something new!
Sharing a Meal with Others
You can easily step out of your comfort zone and make new friends thanks to the communal dining program available at retirement communities. You can make conversations and bond with like-minded individuals over a casual lunch or teatime at one of our dining areas!
If you find yourself stagnating in life and no longer feeling courageous enough to try new things, moving to a supportive independent living community may be the right solution for you. Schedule a free senior living tour of our vibrant community before you decide!