Lasting friendships are made at Hidden Springs! In these times of social isolation that are amplified by the global pandemic, seniors are seeking to develop rich and meaningful friendships. Making Friends, featured in this article, is Reason #2 of our Five Reasons to Join Hidden Springs series.
Studies show that socialization can reduce the risk of depression, increase physical activity, improve mood, and help you live better for longer. For seniors, living on one’s own or even with family may not offer the same independence and interaction as living amongst a community of peers. Choosing to join Hidden Springs presents more opportunities to engage with others and create new friendships.
How does Hidden Springs foster socialization among residents?
Warm Welcome: Transitioning to a long-term community can be exciting; however, for some seniors, those first weeks can be daunting too, as they navigate their new environment and find their fit within established social groups. Understanding the emotions involved, Hidden Springs has developed creative ways to welcome new residents and ease their transition. Hidden Springs offers the Resident Ambassador Program which partners new residents with established Ambassador residents. To encourage friendships, new residents are matched with ambassadors who share similar backgrounds and passions. During the first five days, the ambassador will invite the new resident to attend events, meals, and perhaps a welcome tea.
Activity Programs: Hidden Springs’ dedicated Life Enrichment Coordinator creates exciting experiences based on the likes and dislikes of their residents. Meeting other seniors who have similar interests lays the groundwork for great bonds and supports a healthy lifestyle. A full array of robust social events and scheduled activities such as fitness programs, social outings, happy hours, live music, art classes, educational lectures, and language classes, keep residents engaged daily with others.
Environment: Our community provides an optimal environment for fostering friendships among the residents. Designed with the resident in mind, Hidden Springs offers bright common spaces, fresh outdoor nooks and courtyards, and shared dining rooms. These common spaces attract impromptu get-togethers and bring plenty of opportunities for residents to mingle with others.
Hidden Springs is truly a community of people working together to navigate the current crisis in the safest possible manner for their residents and staff members while creating the best possible environment where their residents can thrive. Stay tuned for Reason # 3: Live Worry-Free in our Reasons to Join Hidden Springs series.
Contact us to learn more about friends who are made at Hidden Springs! We’re here for you.