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Joining a Community: Lessons Learned from Senior Living Residents

Experience is one of life’s greatest teachers. As you consider your senior living options, there’s a great opportunity to learn from the experiences of those who have already made the move. This can give you a better idea of what to expect, and what to prepare for. Here are some things that many seniors wished they had known before they took the plunge. 

You’ll Never Run Out of Things to Do

There are always people to meet and things to do at a senior living community! The right senior community will make it easy for you to continue living the active, vibrant life you’re used to—with many added perks! You may even discover a new hobby and find a community of people to share your passions with.

Senior communities have frequent events and activities that suit many interests. Fill your calendar with endless engagements like lectures, classes, seasonal celebrations, and more. Take a class to find a new hobby, like painting or Zumba. Get a group together for a game of cards, join a book club, sign up for a walking group, or join another club that suits your interests—and if you don’t find one you like, feel free to start one yourself.

It’s Easy to Make Friends and Find Support

Isolation and loneliness are common among older adults. However, senior communities are designed to foster friendship, engagement, and connection, making it easier for you to find like-minded people and support. 

Many residents are delighted to find that their community is full of accommodating team members happy to help you get acclimated to your new community and accompany you to events. Community events and activities make it easy to find common ground and forge friendships with fellow residents

“I have been blown away, amazed, by the sense of community, the welcoming, interesting people here. I had no idea how inspirational it would be to be around people even older than I am and [are] not only alert, funny, and fun, but agile and very full of life.” — Bonnie Bain, Querencia Resident

Community Living is Less Stress 

Imagine a safe, secure, and maintenance-free lifestyle that gives you back more of what matters most—time and peace of mind. Community living enables you to reclaim both of these things with services that take care of home maintenance, community safety, and so much more.

Here are some ways that many senior living communities help residents stress less: 

  • 24-hour emergency call system 
  • Multiple levels of care
  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Landscaping services
  • On-call maintenance team
  • Valet and concierge services
  • Salon and spa
  • On-site health services 
  • Personalized wellness programs 
  • Community fitness center with instructor-led exercise classes

With all of these readily available services at your fingertips, you won’t have to worry about managing these services yourself. Plus most of these things are covered with your monthly living costs, enabling you to consolidate and minimize out-of-pocket expenses.  

Discover More About Community Life at Querencia

You deserve a life of luxury and leisure—where you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the good life. Envision yourself in the Texas Hill Country at Querencia at Barton Creek: swimming laps in the pool overlooking the scenic view, treating yourself to a decadent dinner with friends, or taking a stroll through our lush, sprawling 38-acre grounds. Contact us today to experience Querencia for yourself.

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