Packing for Senior Living
If you are moving to a senior community, you may be wondering what to pack. Caring Places senior living communities are equipped with modern conveniences and assistance to make life easier, but you'll still want to bring along your own items to your new home. The folks at Caring Places have some helpful suggestions to assist you in your decisions about what to bring.
Consider your move an opportunity to downsize and take an inventory of what you value most. You will still need furniture like a bed, desk, chairs and lamps. Personal and decorative items like art, plants and keepsakes will make you feel at home.
Though most communities have activities, you will still want to have your TV, computer and books. This might be a good time to try video games, since they have cognitive benefits.
Condensing your clothing is good, but don't overdo it. You'll still need a coat, sleepwear and exercise togs. Senior living today is about more than living comfortably; it is a place full of possibility and growth— so you won't know exactly what clothing you may need.
Knowing what not to bring is just as important, you won't need large furniture or rugs, which are a tripping hazard. You won't need kitchen items since you won't be doing any cooking. Senior communities make every meal of the day easy.
For over 30 years Caring Places has been helping seniors adjust to their new home. Contact us today to learn more.
The Forest Grove Beehive
2122 Hawthorne Street
Forest Grove, OR 97116