You may be surprised to learn that winter is a popular time for older adults to think about a move into a retirement home, here are three reasons to consider it for yourself or a loved one:
Winter can be one of the most challenging times for home maintenance and landscaping. Whether shovelling snow or scattering salt on a slippery driveway, the thought can put anyone on edge, especially someone older who could be more prone to injury.
At Seasons, we take pride in ensuring that our residents feel safe and secure in their homes. The stress of indoor and outdoor maintenance and cleaning becomes the responsibility of our Environmental Services and Housekeeping teams so that residents are free to spend their time doing whatever they enjoy most. There’s also great peace of mind in knowing someone’s always there if and when you need them.
While age alone doesn’t determine if someone is a safe driver, changes related to aging or other health concerns can impact one’s ability to drive safely. With the addition of snow and ice, it could become dangerous very quickly if you lack confidence on the road. If you or your loved one avoid going out, for this reason, it could lead to isolation.
Retirement community living could be a helpful solution to increase independence and eliminate feelings of loneliness. Older adults are not alone at home, dependent on family members or friends to run errands or get to appointments in this setting. Additionally, several Seasons communities offer transportation services for their residents.
The cold weather and harsh conditions can make it challenging to want to get out and socialize. However, regularly choosing to stay home can lead to loneliness, negatively impacting your health. Loneliness in seniors has been linked to increased risk of dementia, heart disease, stroke and depression.
A sense of community and friendship are some of the most popular reasons someone might choose to move into a retirement home. Seasons’ Fun Managers create a monthly activity calendar with various activities and events that they know our residents will like each month. Residents can choose what activities they want to participate in, all from the comfort of their own homes. With friends and neighbours close by, there’s an opportunity for fun just around the corner!
For more information on retirement living at Seasons, we encourage you to speak with the Leasing Manager at your desired location or complete our contact form to arrange a virtual or in-person visit. You can rest assured that all visits will be scheduled following COVID-19 safety measures. For the most up-to-date protocols, see our Company tab.