Encouraging Your Loved One to Connect with the Hillside Community
Is your loved one new to Hillside Terrace?
Is your parent a bit shy when it comes to participating in community events?
Is your loved one a bit of a loner when it comes to interacting with new people?
A good new year’s resolution is to encourage your loved one to engage more with the community and its residents. It can be hard to essentially be the new kid in school, and it’s good to foster new connections as they start their new journey.
With a little persuasiveness you might help your loved one connect with new neighbors by:
1. Embrace new things – Encourage your loved one to try new hobbies and activities. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize throughout the day at Hillside Terrace. You might be surprised to discover a new hobby or friend for life.
2. Foster new relationships – Remind your loved one that other residents are probably just as reluctant to join activities. Encourage your loved one to say “Hi” and introduce themselves to people when they have an activity.
3. Find a workout buddy – From walking trips to daily exercise, Hillside Terrace has a combination of activities to keep your loved one active.
4. Review the activities calendar together – We always have fun activities going on daily for our residents, including Casino outings, trips to the Ann Arbor library and more! It’s a good idea to accompany your loved one on some activities that are of interest to them until they feel comfortable.
If your loved one is still struggling to feel a part of the Hillside Terrace community, please let our staff know. We have experience helping our residents adjust to this new way of living.
If you’re looking for a way to stay active as a senior, assisted living at Hillside Terrace might be right for you!
Hear from some of our residents’ families here:
“The staff at Hillside has been wonderful in making a home that mom could relax and enjoy. The services provided have been consistent, professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and generous. The team has helped our family manage mom’s living situation with gentle guidance and care. She has been happy there. We are so glad we chose Hillside Terrace.”
Annie O’Connor Warner, Google Review
“The staff are very attentive and compassionate. My mother feels very safe and well-cared for. The facilities aren't fancy but compassionate care wins out over glitter.”
Seth Warchausky, Google Review
Allow Your Loved One to Live Comfortably - Hillside Terrace Assisted Living Ann Arbor
Caregiving often comes with an immense amount of pressure and stress—stress alone commonly results in sickness and mental distress for the caregiver. Before deciding to move your elderly parent into your home, consider choosing assisted living in Ann Arbor. Hillside Terrace treats your elderly loved ones like family; they’ll get the care and attention that they deserve, and you don’t have to drastically alter your life. Give us a call at (734) 761-4451 or submit a contact form and ask about our senior living accommodations.