Home for the New Year
The holidays can be hard for many older people. Maybe it was difficult to keep up on household tasks or travel to the store for groceries. Maybe the holidays were spent alone at home. Even with all the obstacles staying at home can present, it is hard to leave your long term home and move into a new community. When people move in, we strive to make it feel like “home,” but truthfully a new place does not replace home.
But maybe it’s the next best thing. And while we cannot replicate home, we are intrigued to learn what made your house a home. When people describe fond memories; the walls, roof, and contents are rarely mentioned. Instead, it’s how a home made you feel. The family, laughter, firsts, security, pride, even hardships conquered.
Our hope is that Holiday can emulate a few of those emotions to create a new sense of “home.” Each day may look a little different, but the constant is being surrounded by staff who care, and neighbors who transition from acquaintances, to friends, to family.
There’s contentment in a homelike atmosphere where you become well-known and celebrated for skills and talents. Maybe a great sense of humor, a compassionate demeanor, an empathetic listener, a jack-of-all-trades, the optimist, a pet owner, a fashionable dresser, a quiet introvert, or a gardener. Whoever you were in your home, we welcome you to continue that here. The greater variety and diversity of people, the more we learn and share with one another. Take a moment and think how you can give the gift of your unique self to the community. Make one of our communities your new home for the new year.
Interested in learning more about what life is like in a Holiday Retirement community? We encourage you to sign up for a tour of one of our communities, so you can see firsthand what independent senior living is all about.