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Small Ways to Decorate Your Senior Living Apartment so It Feels Like Home

Choosing to move to a senior living community is an exciting decision! This is where you’ll  live the retirement lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of – with activities to fill your days and delicious culinary offerings to share with new friends, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy. And with the security of on-site health services, you can relax knowing your needs will be taken care of now and in the future.

But, when it comes down to it, a senior living community is much more than the services and amenities they offer. This is the place you’ll call home, so how do you bring that sense of home with you?

Making a Heritage Senior Living Community our Home

Your home is where you’re comfortable and can be your most authentic self. When you move to a Heritage Senior Living community, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded individuals and have amazing opportunities to make new friends and have new experiences, but at the end of the day you can always return to your own residence. By decorating your senior living apartment and bringing along some sentimental items, you’ll create a personal sanctuary. A place where you can truly relax and feel content after a day of active living and socializing.

Here are just a couple of examples of how Heritage becomes home to our residents:

For Gail Milkovich, an independent living resident at Heritage West Allis, it’s all about maintaining her connection to the community around her. “As a lifelong resident of West Allis, I chose Heritage because of its location and the socialization it offers. I found all that here.”

For the Callaghan family of Eau Claire, it’s the way it makes their dad feel. “’Home away from home’ is how our father describes his surroundings and experience living at a  Heritage community.”

Moving to a senior living community is typically about the lifestyle it provides, but it’s also important that your new home reflects your personality and the life you’ve enjoyed before making the move. The easiest way to do this is to personalize your living space. With a little strategy and a few sentimental items, you can decorate your senior living apartment so it immediately feels like home.

5 Items to Decorate Your Senior Living Apartment

  1. Your favorite chair. Do you have a favorite chair, love seat or couch? You know the one you always gravitate to. It’s the perfect spot for reading a book, catching up on the news, or watching your favorite movie. While moving to a senior living community often means you have to downsize, you should make room for your favorite pieces of furniture.
  2. Pictures you’ve taken. There’s nothing quite like reminiscing over old photographs. These moments from your past allow you to reflect on where your life has taken you. They’re also just the thing to decorate your senior living apartment. They invite conversation with friends, new and old, and they make your new home uniquely yours.
  3. Cozy touches. Nothing makes a place feel more like home than simple cozy touches. They add a sense of comfort to your living space. This could be a scented candle, a homemade quilt you like to curl up in, or even a centerpiece for the dining table that has been in your family for years.
  4. Artwork. Why not fill your new home with beautiful artwork that speaks to you? The art you choose to fill your living space with adds personal character and creates a mood. You gravitate toward art that makes you the happiest, most comfortable or connects you to a part of your culture.
  5. Your bed. We spend about a third of our lives asleep, so it’s no wonder your mattress and bedding have an important role in your life. It may take some time to adjust to your new home, but bringing your bed with you is a great way to feel comfortable and make your new place your own.

Learn More About Making a Home at Heritage Senior Living

Heritage Senior Living offers residents the space they need to truly make their residence as comfortable as possible. Our communities are designed to encourage a sense of belonging, to bring new friends together and to feel like you’re coming home.

Want to see for yourself? Find a community near you, learn more about our vibrant lifestyle options, or schedule a tour today! We’re ready to welcome you home.

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