To say that COVID-19 is an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. That’s because there’s a very real existential fear and uncertainty as we charter into this new and unmarked territory of life. There is also the added pressure of being productive and staying positive while we are in quarantine. Although the idea of staying positive may seem far fetched especially now, it can be achieved with a good mindfulness practice.
The coronavirus has required us to make dramatic behavior changes in a very short period of time. From social distancing to staying at home, health, both mental and physical, is of critical importance. But, in this time of social distancing, it can be challenging to find ways to stay healthy in mind, body and spirit. Especially since many of the activities we usually turn to for physical and mental wellbeing involve social interaction. There are however, ways we can still focus on our health and wellness during these uncertain times.
Living your best life in retirement can feel like a hard goal to achieve, especially today. That dream you had at age 30 of traveling and experiencing new things may feel more like “Now what?” But rather than focusing on the negative consider this, there is opportunity in adversity. Joseph Campbell once said, “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”
We at Chateau La Jolla, continue to do all we can to slow the spread of Coronavirus and keep our residents safe by offering a complimentary concierge service. This service allows our residents to receive their groceries without putting their health at risk. Recently, a few of our residents felt so strongly about the wonderful experience they had with one of our personal shoppers Jason, they nominated him for our One Hundred Percent Plus (100% Plus) Program. On the nomination form, they wrote a beautiful letter of testimonial about it. They also highlighted several core values Jason demonstrated while taking care of them and we wanted to share it.
We are living in stressful times. In times like these, our residents need practical actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. To help our residents find some calm amidst all the chaos, we send weekly surprise gift boxes. Not only does this give them something to look forward to, it also helps keep them engaged. After all, everyone needs a break from reality, especially now more than ever.
With a dramatic coastline and trails that wind past breathtaking scenery, La Jolla California sparkles with sights and attractions. Whether you are looking for a retirement that offers leisure with seaside serenity or a place to be inspired, this seaside village can spark the artist in anyone! It’s the reason La Jolla, California is known as The Jewel of America’s Finest City! With 70 miles of beautiful coastline and a collection of beach communities each with their own personality, this is the best beach town to retire in. In fact, retirees with a penchant for casual, relaxed luxury will love this beach town community. So, if you are ready to seek your retirement spot and wondering if La Jolla is too expensive, we offer some insight on how you can live here comfortably.
As unrest grows across our country, and the reality of our new normal continues to set in, it’s easy to feel uncertain. But, there is hope in the midst of chaos and that is, finding peace within. While it will not change the current circumstances, what it will change is our perspective. As Dr. Wayne Dyer so eloquently explained, “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” Meaning, peace begins when you are unaffected by outside circumstances.
The prospect of downsizing for retirement can be daunting. And, the thought of moving, well it can be overwhelming. But did you know, downsizing your home can upsize your happiness? That’s because downsizing means less stress, more time and energy, more freedom, greater amenities and a better location. Downsizing means so much more than just less space or less stuff. It means engaging in an active, convenient and carefree lifestyle. And, who wouldn’t want that! Whether you are wondering wear to downsize to, or need a little help getting started, we offer some tips for successful downsizing in retirement.
Independent living communities are retirement communities that provide the opportunity to fill your days with meaning and live your life the way you choose. It’s an environment where you will always find new and engaging ways to stay active and independent because your input and ideas are at the center of the experience design.
Living a rich life while stuck inside can be difficult, but at Chateau La Jolla we always find new ways to make the residents smile. From hour-long concerts to serenade our residents who are sheltering in place to each of them doing their part to slow the progression of the Coronavirus, at Chateau La Jolla we are all in this together.