As a senior living in a senior community, making new friends and connecting with others is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But if you’re new to the area or haven’t had much luck finding friends, don’t give up! There are plenty of ways to meet new people and make lasting connections with those around you.


The first step is to get involved in activities. At Deer Trail Assisted Living, we offer a wide variety of activities and events to choose from. From book clubs to fitness classes to movie nights, there’s something for everyone. So take the time to explore the different options and find something that interests you. Not only will you have a chance to meet new people, but you might also pick up a new hobby or learn a new skill.


Another great way to meet new people is to join a local club or organization. Whether it’s a garden club, a bridge club, a walking group, or a knitting circle, joining a club or organization can be a great way to meet like-minded people and build meaningful relationships.


Finally, don’t be afraid to just strike up a conversation with someone. Even if you don’t have anything specific in common, you never know what might spark a connection. If you see someone in the lobby, the cafeteria, or out in the garden, don’t hesitate to say hello and introduce yourself. You might be surprised by how many people are open to conversation and new friendships.


Making new friends as a senior can seem intimidating at first, but with a little effort, you can make meaningful connections with those around you. So don’t be afraid to take the plunge and start meeting new people in your senior living community!


For more information about senior living at Deer Trail, please give us a call at 307-362-0100.