You’ve spent many years in your family home and enjoyed watching your children and perhaps even your great grandchildren grow. There, you’ve created special memories that last a lifetime. As you transition from your home rich with memories of the past, American House is with you every step of the way to help you create memories of the future. To make your new house feel like home, try these seven steps today!
DECORATE, DECORATE, DECORATE!
First and foremost, where you live isn’t a home until you make it yours. For example, hang photos or display photo albums on your coffee table. Bring your curtains and bedding from your previous home to showcase in your new apartment. Want more inspiration? Here are 15 Easy and Inexpensive Redecorating Tips to help you get started!
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
It can be difficult moving somewhere new, but it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make new memories! One of the many advantages of living in a senior living community is the closeness and easy interaction with your neighbors. You’ll never know who you’ll meet and what interesting stories they have — like our very own American House resident, Bob the Boat Builder.
PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES
American House Senior Living Communities offer regular outings and activities for our residents. They enjoy unique, cultural and multi-generational activities and seasonal events like these fun summer activities. Make sure to sign up and join in!
INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO VISIT
Invite your loved ones over to visit and give them a tour of your new home and community! Take them to the dining are or Anytime Café to relax and have a cup of coffee or venture out and explore the area! Our American House communities are located in great areas with plenty to see and do.
GET NEW ADDRESS LABELS
It may seem insignificant, but ordering your own personalized return address labels can make your new apartment feel like home! Plus, they will come in handy when you send cards and letters to friends and family.
PURCHASE HOUSE PLANTS
Plants can give a home a cozy and welcoming atmosphere and make for colorful decorations. If you’re so inclined, go ahead and start a gardeneven if the plants are artificial!
BRING YOUR PET
Pets are great companions. If your senior living community is pet-friendly (most of the American House Senior Living Communities are), then it may be time to go pet shopping if you don’t have a furry friend already. You’ll have a new friend and be able to reap these other Top 10 Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors.
We encourage our residents to make themselves at home, which is why these 7 Ways to Make your New Senior Living Community Feel Like Home are so important. Give us a call today at (248) 579-4422 or visit www.americanhouse.com to set up your tour today so you can start envisioning ways to make your new home “yours.”