By Amanda Hobbs: Ciudad Patricia
It is a fact that most people understand how important it to socialise in all stages of life. It is often overlooked just how important it is to socialise in our senior years.
As people get older, life’s circumstances may push us towards a life of loneliness and isolation, unless you take steps to start new friendships. This is true whether you live alone in a villa, apartment or a retirement facility. This is a fear for many people in the future if you are living with your partner; you do not want to be left on your own.
Sense of Purpose and Belonging
It is also a fact the advantage of socialising can enhance your quality of life and will probably extend your lifespan. At Ciudad Patricia we encourage our residents to make new friends and build on friendships by taking part in the many activities with residents who enjoy the same interests.
Increased Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Joining a group or club makes life more fun. There is always a reason to get up and go wearing a smile. It also improves both your mental and physical health spending time with others keeps the mind as well as body active.
At Ciudad Patricia we have many activities which encourage socialising including: Painting Classes, Short Mat Bowling, Bingo, Choir practice, Bridge, Petanca, Miniature golf club, Darts, Gym Classes, Aqua aerobic classes, Yoga, and Games afternoons.
We also organise special one-off events for the residents to enjoy and meet new people with a happy friendly atmosphere including: BBQs, paella days, dinner dances, afternoon tea parties, jazz concerts, live bands, museum visits, wine tours, the blossom trip and other trips to interesting places to visit.
If you’re worried about getting lonely as you get older, maybe it’s time to think about moving to Ciudad Patricia. Why not come and see for yourself or better still, book a week’s try out in one of our apartments to join in with the residents as they are the ones to ask what life is really like living at Ciudad Patricia.
See our advert on the facing page for more information and contact details.