Tips for Staying Social in Senior Communities

Retirement Community in Columbus Georgia

Moving into a senior living community can be daunting — in particular, if you’re single. 

At The Lodge, we will put those concerns to rest for you. We will offer numerous enjoyable and enriching social outlets to encourage residents to socialize and form relationships. Our community members will have access to activities, communal spaces and amenities, where meaningful relationships can flourish. Here’s how to make the most of your new home at The Lodge — and maintain a full, vibrant life.

Fill Your Calendar With Fun Social Events

There will be no shortage of clubs to join, programs to attend or activities to check out at The Lodge. From arts and crafts in the hobby zone to outdoor recreation on the walking paths, friendly competition in the activities area or casual hangouts around the community, there will never be a dull moment in your schedule. The Lodge will also host on-site entertainment and special events to bring cultural, educational, spiritual and recreational enrichment to our community. Each of these offerings will present a unique opportunity to kindle friendships with someone who shares your interests, hobbies or creative passions.

Plan to Host a Gathering in Your New Apartment

Your new apartment here at The Lodge will be a beautiful space to entertain, plan to send out invites for a fun night in. This is an excellent way to socialize and form relationships in a laid back environment. Check out some of these fun activities to do with friends.

Don’t Be Afraid to Initiate a Conversation

Sometimes all it takes is one intentional, meaningful chat to build a friendship. While you might feel hesitant to make the first move and initiate conversations, you never know what will happen until you put in a little effort. Once you move into The Lodge, you might notice someone dining alone. It’s easy to ask if you can join them for a meal and conversation. Or if you encounter someone walking out of the full-service spa with an attractive new haircut? Pay them a compliment, then introduce yourself. Show authentic interest in those around you — it’s a tried and tested way to open up a new conversation. 

Take Steps Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Finding new friends can feel intimidating, but when you choose to step outside your normal comfort zone it can transform your life in positive ways you may not have expected. So, jump into new experiences. Take advantage of all this abundant, vibrant community has to offer. Be curious about the lives of your neighbors. Ask about their families, their traditions, their backgrounds. Don’t wait around for connections to find you — actively seek them out.  You can easily get started at The Lodge now by joining one of the many clubs that have already begun – Bible study, book clubs, the men’s club — these groups are already meeting in person and by Zoom.  You are encouraged to check them out now.

Embrace Life in Your New Community 

It might surprise you to learn that our senior living community here at The Lodge will make meeting new friends a sheer delight. There will be tons of opportunities for fellow singles to meet and connect. Whether you are interested in our independent living, assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing care and rehabilitation programs, we know that you’ll love being a part of this warm, inviting community.