04/26/2012 by Joan Waddell 0 Comments
My Day with the “Wiser Generation”
I don’t know about you but I’m definitely inspired by the "Wiser Generation".
Their zest for life is contagious!
Today I had the opportunity to meet with many of these wonderful seniors at the Miralea Vendor Fair at the Olmsted. They were there to learn more about the services available to them during their transition from their current home to their new one at Miralea, an independent living community on the Masonic Home Campus.
We set up a room vignette, rather than a banquet table with a few chairs.
Doesn’t it look cozy?
The idea is to demonstrate that you can have a wonderfully comfortable environment even in a small space.
I talked with many future residents about how I could help them with downsizing –
or "Right Sizing" as they like to say.
Deciding what to keep and how to integrate it into their new smaller home was the topic of the day.
And I would add – how to make it feel as good as the home they’re leaving.
Sometimes it’s as easy as putting a familiar color on the walls or grouping family photos together.
As you can see, it was well attended! That’s me in the center having a wonderful discussion
with an old friend who is moving into Miralea.
I look forward to seeing everyone in the months leading up to their move in the Fall. And I’m sure I will since I have a long-standing relationship with one of the new residents – my Mom!