Do you think you know what senior living is really all about? You might be surprised to discover just how varied and exciting the options for community living have become. Especially when you take a closer look at the social benefits of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) supported by top-tier services and amenities. In this article, we’re going to explore how this particular type of community has the potential to significantly improve your social life.
Fostering New Connections
Meeting new people and forging new friendships is not always easy, especially as we grow older. Available amenities will vary across senior living communities, but the best ones will feature dining venues and social spaces designed to encourage conversation. Signing up for a group fitness class, joining or forming a club based on an interest, or exploring new or familiar hobbies all is easier to do when you’re part of a community that provides the right settings for this.
Growing Your Support Network
Having a support network—a group of people who you can not only turn to in celebration but also when times are tough—can be extremely beneficial for your mental health. When you move into a senior living community, you’ll meet many people at the same or similar stage in life. By participating in group activities, you’re also more likely to meet people with similar interests. It’s a great feeling to know you have others you can turn to when you need their support.
Sharing Your Hobbies With Others
Community living helps promote a maintenance-free lifestyle, which means less time spent on daily chores and more time spent enjoying your favorite hobbies or exploring new ones. No matter your interest, it’s likely you’ll encounter others who share your passion. Add competitive energy to your weekly round of golf or start a club and teach others more about it.
Forming New Traditions
While you can still continue to enjoy your favorite traditions, such as decorating during the holidays or those exceptional Sunday brunches on the patio, community living also offers a chance to form new ones. You never know when you might be able to brighten someone’s day or vice versa. Senior living provides many reasons and ways to celebrate each day.
Expanding Your Horizons
In a community setting, you’ll encounter creative and motivated individuals you might not have met otherwise, who can inspire you to try something new. Whether you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone and signing up for a new experience, or finally booking that trip you’ve been wanting to take for years, sometimes all you need is a little extra push to take action.
Make New Connections at Friendship Village
At Friendship Village of South Hills, a CCRC in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), you’ll have opportunities to socialize while dining on our Atrium Cafe patio, participating in a group class at our modern Fitness Center, or attending an event at our Performing Arts Center. Our welcoming community also offers an extensive list of luxurious services and amenities, alongside access to compassionate care available 24/7, in the event you ever need it.
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