You’re given the choice to plan your ideal weekend. Does it include curling up with a good book, going for a long walk alone, and recharging with some peace and relaxation?
Or, does it include a concert with friends, a big family gathering, and the chance to meet new people?
Depending on how you re-energize and relate to the world, you may better fit the definition of an introvert or extrovert.
A common misconception is that introverts wouldn’t feel comfortable living in a community setting. In reality, rarely does someone fall completely into one category and many people find themselves thriving in settings they may have thought they wouldn’t fit into.
At Eskaton, we respect and welcome people with a wide range of needs. Our communities were designed to make everyone feel truly supported and welcome.
Senior living communities and Introverts
The activities offered within a senior living community are purposely designed to appeal to a wide-range of different people.
Residents are not expected to find interest or participate in each of the activities and programs available, but the goal is to provide something for everyone.
In addition to a choice in activities, there are features within a senior living community that can allow both introverts and extroverts to feel right at home. While many view these communities as vibrant, active and full of life (which they are), they also offer solitude and peace for those seeking it.
Download our complimentary resource, Just the Facts: Your Guide to Assisted Living.
Introverts and Senior Living: Why it Works
You might want to consider the following features a community offers to better understand why it may be a safe haven for introverts.
1. Private residences and personal spaces
Having a private place to retreat to at the end of the day is a priority for many introverts. While they may love spending time with others and socializing, having a getaway to rest and recharge is important.
2. Support of independent lifestyle
Independence is valued by everyone; introverts and extroverts alike. When considering the fit between introverts and senior living, it’s essential to find an environment that supports independence and autonomy. A resident-first approach ensures each individual feels respected and understood.
3. Personal and discreet assistance when needed
Many communities provide assistance to those residents seeking a helping hand with certain tasks. Providing another level of privacy, introverts often appreciate no longer needing to rely on family members or friends for help.
4. Choice of fitness and wellness programs
Remaining in shape, both physically and cognitively, can become more difficult as we grow older. Introverts can thrive within senior living communities with fitness classes tailored to the needs and preferences of the individual. Instead of finding a gym or community center, they can often enjoy a workout from the comfort of their own community.
5. Variety of activities and social events
Everyone deserves to live a lifestyle that best suits them. While many communities offer a calendar of social events and activities, residents are never required to participate in any activity that makes them feel uncomfortable and can instead find (or perhaps request) activities that they truly enjoy
6. Opportunities to meet neighbors and the other residents
Making friends and forming new connections doesn’t come easy to everyone. In a senior living community, residents experience many opportunities to form meaningful friendships without any pressure or obligation. Either through activities, social events or even crossing paths in the common areas, there’s never been a more comfortable way to make friends.
Life at Eskaton Communities
We believe in the magic and purpose within each of our residents and see each day as an opportunity to enhance their lives. In fact, Eskaton is defined as “the dawning of a new day.” We’ve been proudly serving the Sacramento region and Northern California for over 50 years and look forward to many more.
The Eskaton Difference starts with our life-enriching programs and collaborative partnerships. With a national reputation for innovation, we focus on creating communities that provide our residents with everything they need for purposeful and passionate living.
We invite you to visit one of our award-winning communities to witness the magic yourself and learn about some of the amenities we offer, including:
- Private residences
- Delicious and nutritious meals
- Social opportunities to meet and make new friends
- Creative activities and therapies
- Fitness centers and exercise classes
- Housekeeping services
- Transportation services
- 24-hour staffing
- Free Wi-Fi
- And much, much more!
If you’re considering whether senior living could be the best choice for you or a loved one, we’re here to answer any questions that you may have. We also invite you to download some helpful complimentary information, Just the Facts: Your Guide to Assisted Living. To schedule a personalized tour, call us at 1-866-ESKATON (or 1-866-375-2866) or visit eskaton.org.