Spending the holidays alone is a somber experience, especially if you are living in big open house. Chances are, in the past, that house was once full and lively around the holiday season. It’s difficult to reflect on those joyful memories and realize that things have changed. Children grow up and sometimes move away. Family members, friends and spouses may no longer be around. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, these memories tend to get stirred up. Change is a beautiful part of life, and with age there many ways to adapt and embrace changes rather than just coping. This can be done by keeping in touch with loved-ones, being an active member of your community, and building new relationships.
There has never been a better time than the present for communication technology. The world has never been so connected. Computers, mobile phones, and tablets provide opportunity to reach out to friends and family who are long-distance. It is important to take full advantage of the ever-increasing communication mediums. Friends and family are literally just a click or call away. Even Facebook has a video chat option now. You can visit each member of your family without leaving your home. In addition, technology also allows you to keep up with current events and happenings in your area.
Community involvement is a great way to thrive around the holiday season. Whether it is volunteering, supporting your local church or charities- there are plenty of ways add value to your neighborhood, town or city. Active seniors are happy and healthy seniors. Embrace the present!
Click here for upcoming happenings in the FM community. Assisted living is a splendid option when it comes to opportunity in community participation and interaction with other seniors.
Downsizing and moving into assisted living is the best way to connect with other people who are going through the same stage of life. Remember, you are never too old to make a new friend. You will always be in good company and there are an abundance of activities and events to occupy your time. Although your holidays may be different than you remember, it doesn’t mean they still can’t be memorable.
The holidays are a time of celebration and appreciation. Make sure to keep in contact with your loved ones and get involved in the community. This may be the year to consider downsizing and moving to a retirement home. Getting help from a senior move manager to decorate your home for the holidays and taking it all down when after it’s over. Whatever your situation may be, you don’t need to spend this wonderful time of year alone.