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How To Make Your Senior Living Apartment Feel Like Home

A New Chapter Starts Here

Moving to a senior living apartment is the beginning of the newest chapter in your life. Your perspective can make all the difference as you approach this latest transition.

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Feel Comfortable Right From The Start

Follow our simple tips to make settling into your new home as easy as possible. And as you bring parts of your personality and style into your new living space, it will feel like home in no time at all.

  1. Find a community that feels welcoming and comfortable. When you tour different communities, take note of how friendly the staff and residents are and how they all interact with each other. If you feel warmly welcomed and relaxed, you’ll know it’s a good fit.
  2. Follow community guidelines. Once you’ve found the ideal community, an important first step is to look into any rules or recommendations it has when moving into its residences. By doing so, you’ll know about any restrictions up front as you or your loved one get settled.
  3. Plan furniture according to the apartment’s layout and square footage. Using our floorplans, you can measure furniture and decide what pieces will best fit in your new space. You can also determine if any new furniture will be needed upon move in.
  4. Reflect your personality in your décor. You may decide to bring familiar décor from your former home or instead pick a new theme or design – whatever makes you feel the best! Either way, be careful not to over clutter. You’ll likely need to cut back on decorative pieces while incorporating your personal style and decorative items.
  5. Make it personal with photos and other keepsakes. Find a place for special items that bring back fond memories and make your apartment unique. By displaying photos of family, friends and other mementos, you’ll not only enjoy seeing their familiar faces but also be able to share your life experiences with those who visit.
  6. Make new connections. After you or your loved one have moved in, it’s time to enjoy all the social opportunities that come with retirement living. By dining in common areas with other residents, taking part in community activities and visiting with neighbors, you’ll begin to find your way and become more comfortable. At The Crossings at North River, everyone is so friendly and look forward to getting to know new residents.
  7. Stay in touch. As you begin to meet new people at your community, it’s more important than ever to remain connected to friends and family outside of your new home. People we love are what truly creates a “home” so be sure to welcome visitors for a tour of the community as well as introductions to your new friends and neighbors.
  8. Create new memories. Once you get settled at your new community, the opportunities will be endless. Whether creating new décor in art class, enjoying fitness opportunities or inviting friends to your apartment, you’ll find the more involved you become, the more at home you will feel.

By taking these tips and making them your own, it will only be a matter of time until your apartment feels just like home. Our team is committed to helping new residents adjust and feel comfortable in their new setting, and you’ll quickly find our beautiful new community is more than just a place to live – it’s a place to live inspired.