Are your parents having fun in their retirement home?
My parents are feeling ready to move into a retirement home… Well, more precisely, my mom is ready because she feels like maintaining their house is a burden she’ll be glad to be rid of… But my dad doesn’t want to move, he tells me he will follow her simply because he loves her and doesn’t want to live without her… but he’s afraid living in a retirement home will be boring, and that spending all his time with “old folks” will make him feel older than he already is…
My dad is young at heart, and having fun is very important to him, while my mom needs a little more peace and quiet.
I’d like to hear from people who have parents living in retirement homes. Would you say that your parents are happy there? Are they comfortable, and are they having fun?mysteryladyMemberTopics: 3
My dad has been living in his retirement home for 5 years now, and he loves it. For the first few weeks, he kept complaining he was missing living on his own, but he eventually made friends and now he’s happy. He doesn’t need to mow the lawn or to shovel snow anymore!
My sister and I are also happy to know that he’s doing good over there, and that if ever something bad happens to him, he won’t be all alone.MaxKeymasterTopics: 2
My parents recently moved to Midland Gardens Seniors Apartments, and they really enjoy the place and the staff. They made a lot of friends, they reconnected with some hobbies they used to have, they’re learning new things and enjoying a lot of activities, and they say the food tastes great!
Before they moved there, they visited a few retirement homes, but as soon as they visited Trillium, they knew it was the right place for them.
I’m sure there are boring retirement homes, but there are also great ones where the residents can enjoy all the fun, or all the tranquillity they want.
I really hope your parents will be happy in retirement!
Thank you! I also hope they will be happy.
What kind of activities are your parents doing in their retirement home?MaxKeymasterTopics: 2
They do a lot of things! My mom joined a book club, but my dad prefers watching movies with his friends. They have cooking lessons or parties, they take fun fitness classes, and sometimes they go out to shop, see shows, or visit local museums.
Sometimes they take classes and learn new things, and they do a bit of volunteer work.
That sounds great! Too bad I’m too young to move to that retirement home… haha!KingMemberTopics: 0
My mom isn’t having much fun in her retirement home… But she needed assistance with many things, so even though she’s sad that she had to move out of her home, she knows it’s best for her to have people around to take care of her.
I used to visit her and lend her a hand whenever I could, but with my job, and two young kids to take care of, I wasn’t able to be there for her all the time. Moving into a retirement home isn’t always fun, but sometimes it’s what you need.
I’m glad your mother is in good hands. Hopefully with time she will feel happier in her retirement home.
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