There is no doubt the pandemic has created significant change in the way people live their lives today. COVID-19 is dangerous for many people, especially those who are older. That is why you may have to change at least some of the things you are doing in your independent living community to better protect yourself. At S3Living, we work to help people find the right type of senior living for their unique needs.
Independent Living and COVID-19
If you are enjoying independent living now, you probably moved in for the benefits of living there. That includes things like onsite amenities and socialization. The pandemic is making it harder for you to engage in those opportunities, however. Here are a few tips that may help you to remain safe.
Enjoy the Outdoors
One of the key ways to minimize risk and still see your friends in the community is to do so outdoors. Spread out some lawn chairs in a driveway and talk to each other. Just keep it outside with a significant amount of distance between each other. This is one of the best ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and still get in some socializing.
Embrace Video Chat
For some people, the hardest thing about senior living during a pandemic is not being able to see loved ones. Your grandchildren, children, and others may not be able to visit as often because of the risks to your health. You want to ensure their needs are met, but at the same time, you need to actually see them. Video chat is a great way to do this. Whether on your smartphone or a tablet, this is an easy way to actually see the happiness in your kid’s eyes or to be able to hear all about your toddler grandson’s day.
Stay Close to Home More Often
Instead of heading to the grocery store every day, try new methods of shopping like grocery delivery (you may dread going to the store anyway). You may want to make a switch to have medications delivered to your door. It often does not cost much more and your health insurance plan may even appreciate the switch because it saves them money. Check out telehealth services for doctor’s appointments whenever possible.
The more you can do from home, the less risk there is of bringing COVID-19 back to your independent living community. Having a good internet connection and a laptop is really all that is necessary to connect you to most of what you need to do. What’s more, this can free up more time for you to do the things you want to do.
Are You Thinking About a Move to Independent Living?
Independent living is an exceptional opportunity for older, active adults to find a way to have some fun and enrich their lives while also meeting more of their other needs. And S3Living can help you to find the right type of experience for you. If you are ready to enjoy a different style of life than you are living now in your family home, we can help you with services such as:
- Representing you in CCRC purchases
- Buyer representation for 55+ communities
- Home selling services
- Additional services
Contact us today to learn more.
Invest in the Future You Want with S3Living
Independent living gives you the freedom to enjoy the type of senior living you have been longing to enjoy. The pandemic and COVID-19 don’t have to limit it. If you are ready to make a move to senior living options, let S3Living help you to do so. With a wide range of tools to support you, we are confident you will find your ideal place to call home. Contact us at 833.405.0263 to learn more.