Winters can be tough on all of us, especially for those who may not have a lot going on. Maybe you want to connect with others on a deeper level and make new friends? Maybe you’re unable to exercise like you used to because of the colder weather? Moving into a retirement home could be very beneficial for you if you are a senior!

Here are some benefits of moving into a retirement home during the winter months:

1. No more snow shovelling if you live in a retirement home

One of the biggest benefits to moving into a VRS retirement home is that you don’t have to worry about shovelling snow or performing various winter maintenance. A member of a VRS Seniors Community will take care of the shovelling so you can rest assured you’re safe to walk outside.

2. Enjoy fresh foods in a retirement home without leaving your house

Guess who won’t have to worry about going shopping to buy fresh foods and ingredients for meals? That’s right, you won’t! The chefs at VRS Seniors Communities will ensure your meals stay nutritious without you having to worry about buying any of the ingredients.

3. Get rid of the winter blues in a retirement home

It may be the weather or the shorter, darker days but Winter blues do exist! Moving into a retirement home will help combat that by giving you something to look forward to as you prepare to be welcomed into a new environment, surrounded by new faces.

4. Staying physically and mentally active in a retirement home

The winter months can be very unmotivating for many people, and especially for seniors! A benefit of moving into a retirement home is that there are planned recreation activities for you to engage in. There will always be someone you can talk to or something you can participate in to help you stay physically and mentally active. 

5. Protection against health risks in a retirement home

Winters can be dangerous for seniors, especially if they are alone. By moving into a VRS retirement home, there will always be someone who can keep an eye out for you at all times. You won’t have to worry about winter storms, food shortages or even hypothermia.

VRS Communities has 11 seniors communities across BC and Alberta, including:

Lakeside Gardens in Nanaimo

Ross Place in Victoria

Pacific Carlton in White Rock

Sunnyside Manor in White Rock

Orchard Gardens in Kelowna

Sunshine Ridge in Osoyoos

Silver Springs in Vernon

Charles Manor in Penticton

Andover Terrace in Salmon Arm

Shuswap Lodge in Salmon Arm

Garneau Hall in Edmonton