The holiday season can be hectic and chaotic for many families, but when you don’t have family and friends around, it can become lonely and depressing. Whether you are isolated by distance from friends and family, are feeling depressed because there’s nothing for you to do or you simply can’t seem to get into the holiday spirit, there’s always a way to change that. In fact, there’s one big way that can help make the holidays enjoyable: spend your holidays with new friends in a retirement living community.
According to Jeanie Tini, Director of Marketing and Sales at The Estates at Carpenters, a Life Plan Community in Lakeland, Florida, retirement living communities such as The Estates can be beneficial for many during the holidays. “The holiday season can be a lot for people to prepare for, manage and handle. If you don’t have others around or are isolated, it can be downright lonely at times,” she states. “Our hope at The Estates at Carpenters is to ease some of that stress and loneliness so that families can truly enjoy the holidays again and make the absolute most of it!”
How Retirement Living Combats Holiday Loneliness
Being alone, or simply feeling isolated or distant from others, during the holidays can result in a negative decline in health, attitude, and overall well-being. Research conducted by the National Institute of Aging has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease. They stress that those who find themselves unexpectedly alone due to the death of a spouse or partner, separation from friends or family, retirement, loss of mobility, and lack of transportation are at particular risk.
For those who may be struggling with social isolation or loneliness, retirement living communities like The Estates at Carpenters may be the much-needed solution. Here are just a few ways life at The Estates can help combat your loneliness during the upcoming holiday season.
Warm Human Connection
At The Estates, there’s a strong sense of community. Here, you are within walking distance from friends’ front doors. With a loving staff and plenty of other individuals who share your interests, hobbies, and passions. There will always be someone to talk to, someone to volunteer with, someone to share a Thanksgiving meal with, someone to enjoy a Christmas show with – bringing you to even more true holiday cheer!
The Estates offers an array of various activities sure to interest you, get you moving, and helping you engage in everything The Estates offers! From caroling, holiday art-making, and classic movie watching, to get active in the fitness center, engaging in wellness programs, and participating in clubs, there is so much to enjoy!
Festive Holiday Meals
For many of us, food is central to holiday gatherings, but at The Estates, we want you to enjoy your food and the company of your family and friends – not simply slaving away in the kitchen! Let our Executive Chef prepare a delicious holiday feast that you can enjoy with your new friends, neighbors, and family members … or reserve our private dining room for your holiday meals. Forget spending your entire day in the kitchen and instead enjoy watching the parades and sports with family, chat with those you haven’t spoken to in a while, and reminisce about holidays past with those you love most.
Holiday Decorating Already Done
Making one’s home feel more festive with decorations is a must for the holidays; however, it takes up a lot of time! Decorate how you want to, set up your own tree, or simply decide to enjoy the decorations we place throughout the community. The choices are all yours.
The holidays should be a time of joy and happiness – don’t let isolation and depression cause Thanksgiving or Christmas to become less than merry! Instead, consider visiting The Estates in Lakeland, Florida. We would be happy to give you a personal tour and show you just how wonderful retirement can be. Contact us today!
Experience What It Means to Have True Peace of Mind
With the security and peace of mind of Lifecare, it’s no surprise why The Estates at Carpenters is the right choice for a perfectly planned retirement lifestyle. Schedule a tour and talk to our residents and team about why Lifecare at The Estates at Carpenters just makes good financial sense! Discover the uncompromised retirement lifestyle you deserve. Schedule your visit today!
About The Estates at Carpenters
The Estates at Carpenters is a Life Plan Community offering worry-free independent living, assisted living, and high-quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. For over 30 years, The Estates has provided older adults in the area with an active, engaging lifestyle filled with abundant choices and amenities and services that make life easier. A lifestyle designed to keep older adults healthy and well today – and tomorrow.
For more information on The Estates or to RSVP to an upcoming event, contact Jeanie at 863-583-5911 or visit our website.