The way we were. It used to be just the title of a song made famous by Barbra Streisand. Now it’s a longing for many. The way we used to go to the movies. The way we used to venture out. The way we used to gather with family and friends. It’s time to reopen your life.
What do you miss the most about life before the pandemic? Spending time with others? Sharing meals out? Visiting family? There’s a common denominator to all of that: the spontaneous joy of living. According to “The Way We Were,” “It’s the laughter/we will remember.”
So here is some good news: You can laugh again. Your loved one whose life has been upended by the isolation brought on by COVID-19 can smile again. They can see friends. Family. Chef-prepared dinners out.
Now is the time to reopen your life and focus on living fully as well as living safely in a senior living community.
Living fully again Springhouse Senior Living
Living at Springhouse is an excellent example. Our Activities Director has devised safe ways for residents to enjoy themselves and each other. On any given day you can hear someone calling out, “Bingo!” or a book club discussing a recent novel, a toast being raised during Happy Hour or jokes being shared at an ice cream social, cries of “Such a good boy!” during a therapy dog visit, or the quiet strokes of brushes during an art class. You also may smile to yourself at overhearing a neighbor enjoying a safe family visit.
You might also hear the clink of silverware. Our dining services are open at last! We also offer individualized dining choices in a restaurant-style experience; tray service is still available for those who may not be ready to venture out quite yet. 95% of our community is enjoying dining in the dining room each evening. We have made great strides in bringing out community back together.
Through these and many other ways, Springhouse Senior Living residents get to live “the way they were” while following safety precautions, and they get to do it without having to worry about all the other mundane things that get in the way of joy and laughter, such as lawn care, property maintenance, appliance repairs and housekeeping. All told, senior living communities can be a very cost-effective way to meet the needs of aging adults while providing the active, social lifestyle they crave.
“I still do all the things I did before”
A top-quality senior living community offers a new way of life that can include the best of the old. One resident recently wrote about the new freedom she is experiencing as she enjoys friends old—and new:
“No more worrying about taking care of a house but living in a lovely apartment with caring staff and beautiful amenities. I can still do all the things that I did before if I chose to and, now I have all the wonderful things offered at Springhouse and I do not have to leave the community to do them. There are many fun things to do. You also meet lovely new neighbors.”
The chance to do it all again. The chance to reopen your life.