Men and women usually arrive at assisted living communities out of necessity. They have something in common you could say. They typically have age-related ailments and frailties that make care or supervision a necessity. They’re just like any of us, but often just older and not as fit.
It’s a given, then, that these residents desire love like any of us. Some may get more than their share from families or a spouse at the community, but others are lacking it. They move into the facility single, perhaps, and crave a companion, or even a full fledged soul-mate.
It’s never easy, but here are 6 tips to help single assisted living residents find a match, or maybe even just a good friend.
1. Participate in Activities
You won’t meet your soul-mate if you skip activities and sit in your apartment all day. Take part in any activity that you seem to enjoy and you’re likely to meet some new residents, or learn more about the ones you’ve already met.
2. Meals: Never Take the Same Seat Twice
A great way to meet new people is to eat with a different group each day at meal time, assuming you’re at a community without assigned seating.
3. Dances and Socials
Many senior communities hold dances in the American high school tradition, for example, prom. This could be the chance to meet the person you’ve been waiting for.
4. Volunteer at the Community
When you volunteer at your community, you often have the opportunity to meet many residents. Your good work will also increase your standing and make you more desirable (everyone wants a friend who’s kind).
5. Arrange an Interest Club
Create an interest club at the senior community to find residents who you have something in common with. Perhaps one will wind up being the love of your life.
6. Setup a Singles Night
If your community doesn’t have a singles night, talk to the activity director to request one. Activity planners are usually very flexible.
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