Now that you have chosen your assisted living community, your journey is just beginning! It’s time to start downsizing and packing, determining what you would like to move into your new apartment and what you may sell, give away or put in storage. Perhaps you have even ordered change-of-address cards to mail out to your friends and family. You may be feeling a mix of emotions ranging from relief and excitement to nervousness or anxiety. But fear not; so much of your nervousness is due to the unknowns that come with your upcoming move-in process. Here is a bit of what you can expect as you begin the process of understanding assisted living and making your new apartment your home.
Terms like ‘active’ and ‘successful’ are increasingly used to describe aging, especially with Baby Boomers refusing to ride off into the proverbial sunset in a wheelchair like their parents did. Instead, aging is being viewed as a privilege and an opportunity to truly enjoy the Golden Years. But with health concerns and memory loss anxieties looming in the back of many seniors’ minds, it can be hard to age gracefully without a bit of worry. However, with just a few lifestyle habits and hobbies, you can thrive in your senior years, making 70 the new 50.
Here are our best tips and tricks for life enrichment activities that can help you stay young no matter how old you are.