Making the Transition into Senior Living

Assisted Living
10/6/2016

In general, moving is hard, however, the initial transition to a senior living community can be especially difficult for the elderly. From the physical act of gathering your possessions to the emotional act of preparing yourself for the transition, it can be an intimidating road if you aren’t ready for it. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that you can prepare yourself for the move and, with the help of your friends and family, enjoy yourself while doing it! In this post, we’re going to look at a couple ways that you can ease the transition into a senior living community.

Organizing your things

One method that experts recommend when organizing your possessions is sorting them into categories. Create a list of essential categories – clothing, media, sentimental items and so forth – and place every item into those categories. Once you’ve sorted everything, start marking items based on one simple question, “Does this item make your life better?” If the answer is no, mark it for donation so that it can find its way to someone who will enjoy it.

Creating your new home

The most important thing that will make your transition easy is creating a space that feels like home. While you will always be surrounded by kind, friendly faces at your new senior living community, it’s essential that you focus on taking furniture, photographs and other “large” items that will make your new home comfortable, inviting and familiar.

At Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, we aim to make the transition into an independent or assisted living community as easy and stress free as possible. With a nurturing, caring staff and an environment designed to make seniors feel right at home, our community’s overarching mission is to provide freedom, ease and peace of mind. If you, or someone that you love, is looking to join a senior living community, call us today to learn how the team at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo can make the transition easy.

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