3. Social Engagement
Lisa Witt and her husband recently shared a viral TikTok video she is happy to paraphrase: “If you want to live to be 100 years of age, make sure you spend lots of time interacting with other people on a day-to-day basis,” she says. “This message isn’t only for seniors though, it’s for everyone.”
Treemont has partnered with Senior Allegiance Home Health on campus who can provide reminders to help residents get the full benefit of their medications and avoid the risks of forgetting or doubling-up. Personal Assistance Services from Senior Allegiance can help seniors to safely take a shower, get dressed and get ready to enjoy the day. Plus Treemont staff keep a gentle eye out for your safety and wellbeing, giving peace of mind to your family.
First and foremost, a great retirement community should be a social setting, and that’s what will make it so easy for people to connect with new friends. It’s wise to limit your search to communities with a fantastic dining room with meals hand-prepared by an executive chef.
“Just the fact you have meals every day is a perfect opportunity to connect with new friends over breakfast, lunch, or dinner,” Lisa Witt says.
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4. Activities to Keep You Busy
A key part of promoting social engagement is also making sure there are numerous activities available every day to keep life fun. Stay on the lookout for retirement communities that provide planned activities which help promote physical exercise and mental stimulation.
A huge plus of choosing the right community for senior living is having beautiful, well-kept grounds. At places like Treemont, you can always spot senior couples or residents and their visitors going on cherished walks around the property together.
5. A Sense of Community
One of the main advantages of retirement living that always makes residents so happy is the sense of community. During her time at Treemont as Executive Director, Rachel Unverzagt points out how every night you can spot a group of 10 sisterly friends playing simultaneous games of Rummikub that are split into multiple tables.
“It’s neat learning new games and new ways to socialize,” Unverzagt says.
Another resident was recently placed in skilled nursing on the Treemont campus, and he was missing his usual tablemates. The entire group of the resident’s friends regularly make their way over each day to hang out with him while he gets well.
Whenever you check out a new retirement community, make sure it’s obvious that residents are openly socializing and their sense of community is strong like it is at Treemont.
6. Less Worry
As one ages, seniors often are ready to chuck the chores of mowing the lawn, doing home repairs, and weekly housekeeping. Seniors are free to travel and do not have to worry about a pipe bursting in their home or a leaky roof. This can give seniors more peace of mind when they are away.
Plus many of the parental visits from adult children come in the form of dutiful chores like grocery shopping, fixing things around the house, transporting mom or dad to places and so much more.
“If they move to Treemont Retirement Community, kids can just visit and enjoy time together rather than run errands,” promises owner Lisa Witt. “All those errands are built-in.”
“If you have something that needs to be repaired, somebody automatically comes and fixes it for you,” Rachel Unverzagt says of retirement living.
From changing a lightbulb to taking out the trash to cleaning the bathroom, all of this is done without you having to worry about it. There’s no stress about going to a doctor’s appointment either because Treemont has someone who can take you.
“You have your own personal chef, chauffeur, and housekeeper,” Rachel Unverzagt says of retirement community residents. “This restores that relationship between children and their mother or father.”
Interested in Treemont?
Living at Treemont starts at just $1,750 a month for a single residence or $2,350 per couple – with no buy-in either. However, Treemont is currently offering a couples special where the second person can move in rent-free for the first 6 months, which is a $600 per month savings.
If you’re still in your home thinking you’ll stay put and be more independent, that might not be the case. Consider making the move. Retirement living has a built-in social network and sense of community that positively contributes to one’s happiness and quality of life. The price is all-inclusive and often less than staying in your huge home and guarantees you will have more free time. To check out Treemont and why independent seniors benefit from retirement living, call 713.783.6820 to schedule a visit or visit www.Treemont.com. Treemont is located at 2501 Westerland Drive 77063 in the Memorial area.
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