If you’ve recently made the move into a Grande Prairie, independent or assisted living community, congratulations! This is an exciting period of your life where you get to relax and reap the benefits of retirement living. If you are considering making this change for yourself, there’s no better time than the present – especially as the spring weather starts to appear. 

All Park Place senior living communities are designed to be comfortable and enjoyable for residents. There are plenty of activities and high-quality amenities for seniors to use and take part in, so there will never be a shortage of things to do!

If you’re looking for some inspiration, or are wondering what life could look like for you in a Grande Prairie independent or assisted living community – here are some fun suggestions for springtime:

Enjoy the great outdoors

After a winter of cold and dreary weather, there’s nothing better than being able to enjoy some fresh air and maybe even some sunshine. Park Place Grande Prairie independent or assisted living communities have some beautiful outdoor spaces for you to spend time in. 

You can read a new book by the fire pit, strike up some pleasant conversation with another resident, or go for a stroll to appreciate the blooming flowers and changing season. There are also lots of fascinating birds to watch this time of year. If you’re interested in wildlife it can be fun to spot what species live around you and pick out your favourites. 

Start a new hobby, or rediscover an old one

Retirement is the perfect opportunity to pick up a forgotten hobby or try something new. While living in an Grande Prairie independent or assisted living community such as Northern Alberta independent or assisted living community such as Emerald Gardens, you will truly have endless opportunities to do so. 

Maybe you have a competitive edge and want to join a card-playing hour. Or, you might be looking to satisfy your creative impulses with a new craft. If you’re open to anything, take a look at your retirement community’s monthly activity calendar. Choose a few options that look fun and entertaining to you, or ask another resident what they enjoy doing. Participating in these activities is also a great way to spend some quality social time with other seniors you haven’t met yet.

Take advantage of the amenities

There are some pretty great perks to being a resident at a Grande Prairie independent or assisted living community. Some of the main benefits are certainly the amenities that are found within communities like Emerald Gardens. 

Springtime can feel like a season of fresh starts, so perhaps you want to pamper yourself with a new hairdo at the salon or focus on your heart health in a fun exercise class in the fitness studio. You could also reconnect with your religious values at a church service. Or, maybe you’re not quite ready to leave the cozy winter behind and want to spend your evening curled up in the library or watching a favourite film in the movie theatre. 

Join an outing

If the winter season had you feeling a little cooped up, you may be feeling the desire to be a bit more adventurous with your time in retirement. The great thing about living in a Park Place Grande Prairie independent or assisted living community is the opportunity to join in on a planned outing. 

You won’t have to worry about deciding where to go or what to do, just take part in whatever outing is happening that day or week and enjoy the experience. You could find yourself on a shopping excursion hunting for something new, or soaking up the sunshine on a nature-related day trip.  

A change of season can be invigorating for energy levels, which makes it a great time to take part in all retirement living has to offer. This period of your life is meant to be fun, and it’s well worth immersing yourself in all the experiences your Grande Prairie independent or assisted living community has to offer. You deserve it.