Home is the traditional place for families to be during the winter holidays. We come together to share meals, exchange gifts, and connect with each other as a family.
Touring senior living communities during the holidays probably isn’t at the top of your holiday wish list.
There are, however, very good reasons why you should consider touring senior living communities during the holidays. In fact, it may be the best time of year to visit. Here’s why:
1. It’s a cheerful time of year to visit.
Most senior living communities go all out during the holiday season. Beautifully decorated common spaces, music and entertainment lift spirits and spread good cheer. The festive atmosphere is charming, which can help lower any anxiety you or a loved one may have about moving to the community. If everyone at the community is in high spirits, maybe moving to the community could improve your outlook, too.
2. Mingle and jingle at a seasonal event.
Senior living communities have sleigh loads of activities going on during the holiday season. Ask if there’s a tree lighting or musical performance you can attend. There may also be crafting classes, social events, or volunteer opportunities you can participate in. You’ll need to reserve your place, but it probably won’t cost you a penny, and it’ll give you a chance to meet some residents and hear their views.
3. Beat the post-holiday crowd.
The month of January is a busy time of year for most senior living communities. Families often tour after the holidays are over, which makes it harder to schedule a visit in the new year if appointment times are all booked up. By getting ahead of the new year crowd and touring senior living communities during the holidays, you’ll have first choice of available floor plans. Even if you don’t need to move right away, you can get your name on the waiting list. When your preferred floor plan becomes available, you’ll be contacted ahead of those who signed up after you.
4. Take advantage of end-of-year incentives.
Many communities offer incentives to new residents who move in during the month of December. They may offer a discounted admission payment or entrance fee, a discounted monthly service fee, discounts off moving and downsizing services, or some other incentive. So be sure to ask about end-of-year incentives. You could be on the receiving end of an unexpected holiday gift.
Schedule your personal tour of Sedgebrook.
The best gift you can give yourself or a loved one is the promise of a happier, healthier new year. Schedule a personal tour and learn how we deliver on that promise for every Sedgebrook resident. You can tour our beautiful residences, see our impressive amenities, and have us answer any questions you may have. We can even arrange a virtual tour if you prefer. To get started, use our Contact form. There’s no better time of year to see what keeps our spirits high.