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Maintaining Your Independent Lifestyle in a Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Mar 22, 2018 1:16:00 PM

SeniorsYou might think that moving into a senior living community means abandoning your independence and individuality for a drab existence. Or if you're helping a parent or other loved one find a senior living community, you might be concerned about their independence. At Thunderbird Senior Living located in Glendale, AZ, that couldn't be further from the truth. We’ll help you how and when you’d like, according to your preferences, not ours.
These tips can help you maintain your independent lifestyle while retaining your unique sense of individuality.

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Personalize Your Apartment

As you move into one of our apartments, it won’t yet reflect your individuality. That’s up to you to add. Bring photos and knickknacks that mean something to you. Personalize your apartment with some pillows in your favorite color, or a vase that you love. If you love plants, continue that interest by bringing in a few to spruce up your apartment!

Your surroundings can be a reflection of your individuality, which helps you maintain your sense of independence.

Continue Your Hobbies, and Develop New Ones

Moving into a senior living community in Arizona doesn’t mean abandoning the hobbies you’ve enjoyed. Doing what you’ve always loved can help keep your mind active and engaged and help you maintain your independence. In fact, it’s easier than ever to keep up with a wide variety of activities since there’s always something going on and someone to enjoy it with.

You may even acquire some new interests since you’ll have easy access to many different classes and excursions. You can be a part of a group as much as you’d like, along with having alone time when you’d like.

Take Care of Your Health

Maintaining or improving your health also helps you live an independent lifestyle. Make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for care, and keep up with any medication needs, rehabilitation exercises or other steps you need to take to ensure the best health possible.

You’ll have a unique care plan specifically designed for you by our Resident Service Director and Assisted Living LPN. We’re here to help you with just what you need. We also offer a wide variety of health screenings and classes to help you learn even more about your health.

Contact us for more information about Thunderbird Senior Living. We offer options for any style and budget, letting you customize your or your loved one's personal lifestyle!

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