While for some, the thought of being single is the worst thing imaginable, for others, being single opens up a world of new possibilities. The opportunities that being single can present are only worthwhile if you embrace being alone.
For people that have been married for most of their adult life, transitioning to independence can be intimidating, but the key is to stay positive. One of the best ways to spend your retirement years if you are single is in a retirement living community. In a retirement living community you will have the privacy and independence you deserve as a single person, but you will also have the support and social activity that you might miss if you live on your own.
There are plenty of opportunities for a single senior to meet other extroverted people, especially in a retirement living community. By engaging in group activities, hanging out at the gym or sitting with new people at dinner, you can meet interesting people that may end up being your friends for the rest of your life.
Some of the great ways to spend your time as a single senior at an independent living community includes:
- Arts and crafts
- Taking trips
- Joining a book club
- Taking a new class
- Volunteering your time
- Using the Brookdale fitness center
Being a single senior does not have to be scary, use the freedom as a chance to explore new adventures. Your retirement years can be your best if you take advantage of the opportunities you are given. At Brookdale Senior Living retirement living communities you can participate in our Brookdale Celebrates program. Each year offers a new theme, activities and trips. At Brookdale you can do things you never imagined possible, so embrace your single life at one of our independent living facilities near you.