Many of us move into independent senior living to develop new connections and friendships as we age. But that doesn’t mean we need to lose our connection to the outside community. You’ve spent years and years of your life involving yourself in your local community, so you shouldn’t have to give that up just because you move down the street to a senior living community. With Garden Plaza, you can stay connected to your local community while still building relationships with your neighbors.
3 Ways to Keep Community Connections in Senior Living
Garden Plaza of Florissant encourages independent senior living residents to stay connected with their local community as much as possible. Here are a few ways you can do that:
- Volunteer at a local park. Many parks operate through a volunteer program. If that’s something that interests you, reach out to your local parks department and see how you can volunteer. They may need help with maintenance, like tending to landscaping or planting new trees. If you enjoy gardening, this could be the ideal past time for you. Just be sure to be clear about any physical limitations when signing up to volunteer.
- Volunteer for small tasks with a local charity. Like parks, most local charities rely on local volunteers. If you’d like to do your part, consider volunteering to do time-consuming tasks like writing thank you notes to donors. Most charities would love to be able to do that themselves, but have time constraints. Reach out to local charities you support and see how they can use your help. Many of these tasks can even be done from the comfort of your own home!
- Take part in bake sales. Using your skills for a cause you care about is a wonderful way to involve yourself in your surrounding community. Reach out to the charities near you to see if any bake sales are scheduled or if you can host one. If you’ve never hosted a bake sale before, here are some tips to make it successful.
Experience Community Connection as a Resident at Garden Plaza of Florissant
At Garden Plaza of Florissant, we understand the importance of keeping a connection to your local community. Thanks to our location in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant, we offer easy urban accessibility to get out in the local community. Since Garden Plaza’s Independent Living community offers housekeeping and maintenance that take care of chores for you, you have more time on your hands to do what you want, like volunteering.
It is important, however, to remember to keep your health and the health of others a priority when you go out into the community. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, you should always wear a mask and adhere to local social distancing guidelines.
If you’d like to learn more about how Garden Plaza helps you connect to the community around you, contact our team today!