Places hold special power over us and affect our mood and outlook on life. More so, the people in those places can determine how we feel and what those places mean to us. The overall effect is that houses, buildings and even retirement communities form a special character. The uniqueness of that character stays with us and affects who we are. Wouldn’t it make sense then that when choosing among retirement communities, that one of your main focuses would be the personality of the community?
Talk to the people
The best way to gage an idea of what the retirement community’s personality is like is to talk to the people there. Speaking with the staff and seeing if you can establish a connection early on can be telling of what to expect. Take time to get to know the staff, see if you have similarities, if they enjoy their job. Often one of the most important way to tell the kind of care you will receive is by the commitment of the staff to the organization. Staff should see the retirement community as more than a job, but a place where they can connect and feel a sense of duty. The staff however is not the only people you should speak to, but the residents are important as well.
The residents of a location can help shape and form what the place will be like. Before deciding on a retirement community, speak with the residents. Find out what their routine is like, are they particularly active? Are there shared interests? These factors can make the difference in making a place a home. Knowing what people are like and establishing a common connection before deciding can help ease the transition into a new place. The type of general atmosphere and the individuals can set the tone and mood of the place.
What activities are available?
Part of healthy living and positivity means remaining active both physically and mentally. When figuring out the personality of the right retirement community for you, paying attention to the amenities as well as social events is important. Things like social hours, educational presentations and games can help set the social scene that you are stepping into. These add to the overall atmosphere and character of the living facility.
Keep an eye out for libraries, beauty care facilitation, fitness facilities that all help create a complete living facility. Facilities that include such amenities are a sure-fire sign that there are places for memories to be made. After all that’s what it really comes down to, memories. What creates a home with character and personality, is a place where memories can be made.
The concept of creating a new home, with memories is what ultimately helps determine the personality of a place. When choosing a retirement community or evaluating your current retirement community, ask yourself how suited it is to your unique personality. You are after all choosing a home, a place where you can belong and feel you can make wonderful new memories.
The Terrace is a complete retirement community, a place where you can call home. Visit our site and see what amenities and activities we have to offer our citizens. View our spacious living spaces and contact us at (573) 355-9146 to see if The Terrace is right for you!