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.
We don't know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have. Words that resonate with all of us right now, and everyone here at Chateau La Jolla. Marlene Ministeri a resident here who is in the middle of receiving aggressive chemo for breast cancer is doing her part by practicing social distancing.
It’s strange to publish something about happiness, especially as the world faces the biggest health challenge in years. But perhaps now more than ever, happiness has a place in the world in mitigating the fear and anxiety we are all feeling. With our days filled with a new normal rotation of habits and emotions, it’s only natural to be frightened.
Staying positive when the news is all doom and gloom can be a hard, even for the most optimistic people. While it is true we need to take the Coronavirus Pandemic seriously, it does not mean we have to let it break us. Yes, it is impacting our economy and causing illness worldwide. And, yes, we see, hear and read about these topics literally all day. But in times of constant negative messaging, you need an antidote.
As we monitor the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic it has become clear that the best way to protect the wellbeing of the public, and in particular older adults is to offer some insight on the resources currently available. During this time of heightened awareness about public health and reducing risk of exposure for ourselves and those we care for, it’s very important for you to get information from trusted sources.
We are in the midst of a really difficult time for all of us. Here at Chateau La Jolla it is no different. Our main goal is to keep out residents and staff safe and healthy. The residents have settled into the need for wearing masks and social distancing. Most of them are self-isolating. We are keeping in touch with all of them by phone calls, texts and/or email, newsletters with updates, games, jokes and stories as well as delivering meals to each daily.
Age with attitude, because, it is not the age, it is the attitude that defines us. Growing older is not about becoming someone new. It’s about recognizing that there is always more of the world, and of yourself, to explore. And, in retirement aging is a time to develop new interests and expand on those you may not have had time for before. It’s about taking your experience and building on it, and knowing that you never have to give up just because you are getting older.