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Make The Most Of Your Move-In
Making the transition to a retirement community can be an overwhelming experience–it’s a big change. Luckily, there are many ways to make your transition seamless, successful, and less intimidating. At Sunshine Retirement Living communities in Texas, we strive to make all new residents know they are welcome and surrounded by a community of supportive and inviting people when they make the move. Here are a few tips for ensuring you have a successful transition into our over 55 communities in Texas.
1. Make Your Space Feel Like Home
Familiarity is comforting. By making your new living space at one of our communities reflect your previous space, you will feel more at peace more quickly! We encourage you to bring your favorite decor items from your previous living space to give you familiarity and comfort. To make the transition easier, consider downsizing your space before packing to move, so that you don’t end up with too many items or clutter. The more efficient you pack, the easier the transition will be. Here are some items you may want to keep to make your new living space feel like home:
2. Familiarize Yourself With The Community
Getting used to the community itself is key to a successful transition. Although you likely toured the community, it’s a good idea to ask a neighbor or staff member to show you around once you move in, to refresh your memory and learn about any changes. You’ll want to know where the dining room is, where amenities are, how to contact staff, safety protocols, how maintenance works, and more. By familiarizing yourself with the community early on, you will become more confident in setting up your new lifestyle.
3. Put Yourself Out There
One of the amazing benefits of our retirement communities in Texas is that there are so many opportunities and activities you can take advantage of without even leaving the grounds. You can learn a new hobby, try new things, and meet new people. These opportunities serve as great ways to build genuine friendships, stimulate your mind, engage your body, relax, and more. Here are some of our offerings that you can take advantage of:
Ice cream socials
Fitness classes, such as weight training and yoga
Arts and crafts
Games with residents, such as cornhole or poker
4. Get To Know Community Members
Our community members are eager to meet you! From caregivers to staff to neighbors, there are so many wonderful people to get to know. It’s important to begin building relationships early on to help make your transition into our Texas communities more smooth. You know what they say–it’s the people that make the place! Here are some ideas for getting to know community members:
Invite someone to lunch
Go to a community social
Ask staff about their time in the community
Invite your neighbors over for morning coffee or afternoon tea
Get involved in the community
Stay Involved Outside Of The Community
While our retirement communities do offer almost everything you could possibly need, making it easy to never leave, it is important to continue to be involved outside of the community. This can help you stay connected and have a sense of normalcy, rather than drifting away from your old habits and lifestyle. To stay involved, make sure you spend time with friends and family, go on outings to local restaurants and shops, attend events, and go to your regular appointments. At our Texas retirement communities, we even offer you complimentary transportation to make staying involved outside of the community a breeze!
Our welcoming staff and community members at Sunshine Retirement Living communities in Texas are here to help make your transition into the community as smooth as possible. We are all eager to meet and get to know you!
Autumn means colder weather, and that could also mean flu season too! It is important to stay warm and safe this season, especially because family and friends are traveling for the holidays!
If you are visiting someone or plan to, make sure you are layering your clothes or dressing appropriately for the weather, staying on top of your health by eating nutritious food, staying active, and getting proper rest. Don't forget to wash your hands and utilize hand sanitizer in public spaces!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and that means food and family! People have different ways to prepare for Thanksgiving.
Some plan out a list, down to the activities and conversations that can take place at the dinner table. These people also take out the recipe books and follow the directions to a tee! Others may take the go-with-the-flow approach and wing it! That includes recipes too.
Which group are you in? No matter your approach, we hope that this holiday season is a fulfilling one!