How to Take Advantage of Everything Offered at an Assisted Living Community

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If you’ve chosen to move into an assisted living community, you are probably looking forward to how much easier your life will become. But how can you ensure you’re making the most of your new living situation? Learn how to take advantage of everything offered at an assisted living community, and you’ll be able to enjoy yourself to the fullest.

How to Take Advantage of Everything Offered at an Assisted Living Community

Moving into an assisted living community is an exciting time for any senior. Assisted living has many benefits, ranging from a new community of built-in neighbors to perks like gourmet food and housekeeping, but there’s also a lot to learn about your new home. Take your time exploring everything offered at your assisted living community, and get ready to enjoy your new lifestyle.

Stay Connected with Calendars and Newsletters

Maybe you moved into an assisted living community because you wanted more fun and variety in your life. In that case, you’ll be delighted by the array of activities they typically provide for residents. But how do you know what’s happening when, and how can you keep it organized? Good news: the staff is already collecting that information for you via calendars and newsletters. Calendars can let you know what activities are coming up and when, and newsletters include community highlights that can help you get to know your new home better. Many assisted living communities keep their activity pages online, so bookmark yours and check it regularly.

Put Yourself Out There

Keeping yourself in the loop is essential, but that’s only half of the equation when you’re integrating yourself into a senior living community. The other half is showing up for activities, mealtimes, and other opportunities to get to know your fellow residents. Meals and recreational activities are all included in your rent, so take advantage of them whenever possible. Pick one or two activities a week and give them a shot. You never know how much fun you can have until you try!

Get to Know the Staff

Moving into assisted living gives you access to so many perks and benefits. If you have questions or want to know more about what the assisted living community can offer, take some time and get to know the staff. Our employees work hard to ensure every senior in our community has the experience they want. So if you want to know if a particular service is available or if you need some advice on making the most out of your time in assisted living, ask! We’re here to help.


So many great people and activities are waiting for you at an assisted living community. Visit us at the Shores of Lake Phalen to see what you’ve been missing!

Are you looking for a community that provides a positive, healthy atmosphere where you can live out your golden years? The Shores of Lake Phalen is an assisted living and memory care community in a quiet, peaceful environment in Maplewood, Minnesota. Surrounded by a gorgeous wooded setting between two lakes, our residence offers the accessibility of apartment-style housing with the atmosphere and elegance of a resort. We offer numerous health and safety amenities, fun events and activities, a friendly and accommodating staff, and so much more. Schedule a tour of the community to explore our spacious apartments, elegant dining room, and more. We look forward to hearing from you!