When living in a retirement community in Edmonton, it is essential that you or your senior loved ones maintain quality relationships. A common reason people hesitate to move into a senior living community is that they fear isolation and loneliness. Although the dynamics of relationships in retirement living differ from regular living, here is why they are still important.
Maintaining Healthy Partnerships
Many residents at Garneau Hall move to our home with their partners. Adjusting to a new home can be overwhelming, but knowing your partner is with you and you are experiencing the move together is very comforting. Some residents worry that one day, they will need a different level of care than their partner. When retirement living at Garneau Hall, our friendly staff are ready to provide a variety of care suitable to multiple needs.
When living in a retirement community in Edmonton, be intentional about spending time with your partner, ensuring they know you love and appreciate them. With so many activities and community events, it’s easy to do your own thing or make new friend groups. We encourage couples to find a hobby to do together each week, staying connected in a fun way! Garneau Hall has multiple activities you and your partner can do together.
Building New Friendships
Garneau Hall is one of the top retirement communities in Edmonton because of the many social events we have. Whether you love the mall and casino outings, themed happy hours, adapted yoga and exercise classes, live music, or movie nights, Garneau Hall will have plenty of activities and events to keep you busy.
These events are a great way to build new friendships while having fun! At our events, you will meet people with similar interests and be able to nourish those friendships at the dining hall, in your free time, and at future events. With plenty of like-minded individuals living down the halls, you will never feel lonely at Garneau Hall.
Navigating Changes in Family Dynamics
Whether you are close to your family or you have lost touch with them, moving to a retirement home will be a noticeable change. At Garneau Hall, we believe this change is positive! If you lived with a family member prior to moving into our community, you may worry that you will feel lonely without their companionship, but our residents haven’t found that to be the case! Our residents are extremely friendly and will make sure you feel right at home. We are excited to welcome you into the Garneau Hall family.
By living in a retirement community in Edmonton, you will have renewed independence and will regain autonomy over your life. Our residents have a variety of outings available to them, organized by staff to ensure they feel safe and comfortable. Our dining halls are always open to visitors, so your family is encouraged to come visit often! There are multiple private lounges around our retirement community that you and your family members can enjoy if you’d like a change of scenery from your spacious suite.
Ensuring you are nurturing your existing relationships and opening yourself up to making new friendships is an amazing way to have a positive retirement experience and avoid feelings of isolation and loneliness. Whether you put more effort into making new friends, developing special routines with family members, or increasing intentionality with your partner, VRS Senior Communities will support you and your relationships in your retirement living.
If you’re looking for a VRS seniors retirement home that offers a fulfilling community, we are here for you. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. Call 604.731.1020 to arrange a tour at one of VRS’ warm and friendly independent senior communities.