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Is Winter a Good Time to Move to Senior Living?

Moving into a senior living community can offer numerous physical, emotional and social benefits for seniors of all ages. Despite the benefits senior living offers, it can be difficult to decide when it's the right time to move into a senior living community.

If you’re ready to move now but have concerns about moving during the winter — don’t. You can safely transition into senior living any time of the year. In fact, there are several great benefits of making this transition during the winter months.

Keep reading to find out why winter can be the ideal time to move to senior living.

No Winter Maintenance

Chances are that one of your major concerns about moving during the winter is the weather. Yes, winters can be cold and a little snowy in Kirkwood, but that won’t prevent a safe, efficient move.

Instead of worrying about the weather, think about what happens if you don’t move now. You’ll still have to worry about shoveling, winterizing your home or getting your furnace inspected, and the list goes on and on.

When you move to senior living, these winter chores are no longer your problem. Instead, our maintenance team at Aberdeen Heights handles these tasks for you. From shoveling the snow to salting the sidewalks to winterizing the property, we do it all — so you don’t have to.

Minimize the Risk of Injury

Studies show that 1 in 4 seniors over the age of 65 falls every year, with 35% sustaining serious injuries. Unfortunately, just one fall can lead to a hospital stay or weeks of therapy.

Due to chilly weather and icy conditions, seniors are at an even higher risk of falling during the winter months. Moving to a senior living community can help minimize this risk.

These communities invest in safety features, such as grab bars and handrails, but they typically have flat surfaces, so you don’t have to worry about the stairs. Additionally, the staff makes sure the sidewalks and pathways are always free from snow and ice.

Most importantly, you don’t have to worry about driving in snowy or icy road conditions. Aberdeen Heights has a full range of amenities and services on site so there's little need to leave campus when the weather isn't ideal. From the wellness center to multiple dining options and social events, your days can be as full as you choose no matter the weather. We also offer scheduled transportation that can safely get you to and from your medical appointments. To ensure your safety during the winter months, our on-site staff are specially trained to provide excellent care and security during transport.

Beat the Winter Blues

Seasonal depression and anxiety can affect people of all ages, and seniors are no exception. In fact, winter can be particularly difficult for seniors who may have trouble getting out as often as other times of the year. This factor can leave some seniors feeling isolated and lonely, which can lead to depression and other health issues.

Once you move into your senior living community, you’ll have lots of things to do and plenty of friends to make. Aberdeen Heights offers a robust calendar of activities that includes everything from happy hour and games to fitness classes and worship services. You're sure to find something that piques your interest and have fun socializing with other seniors.

The community also offers plenty of common areas that give you a chance to meet and talk with other residents.

Promote Health and Wellness

When living at home, especially if you’re living alone, it can be easy to forget your medicine sometimes. You also may forget to exercise regularly or fail to cook nutritious meals each day. This is all normal for seniors living at home, but over a long period, these issues can negatively impact your overall health and well-being.

The good news is that at Aberdeen Heights, we take care of all these issues for you. We provide medication management services and daily fitness programs. If necessary, we can even provide physical, speech and occupational therapy on-site to promote your overall wellness. We also provide nutritious, chef-prepared meals daily in our deluxe dining room.

Enjoy a Vast Array of Amenities

One of the greatest benefits of moving to senior living is the vast array of amenities available. You’ll have access to a café, library, billiard room and clubroom. You can even get your hair done at our on-site beauty salon without even leaving the community or going out in the cold weather.

You can also continue to do the things you enjoy most. Between our woodworking shop, game room, arts and crafts studio and raised garden beds, there are plenty of options for everyone. You may even be able to bring along your four-legged friend and make full use of our outdoor dog park.

Don’t let the winter weather prevent you from making the transition to senior living. Forget the winter chores and driving in bad weather conditions. Start planning your move to Independent Living, Assisted Living or Memory Care today.

Contact us at 314-909-6000 to learn more about the amazing community and lifestyle here at Aberdeen Heights.

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