In life, there are two prominent personalities that people will meet; extroverts and introverts. When it comes to senior community members, these personality types are something that have either developed over the years or in the case of introversion, could be part of a memory disorder.
Extroverts tend to enjoy being social in a senior living environment, but if you have an introverted loved one entering an assisted living community, it may be a good idea to consider some criteria and activity ideas that will help keep them comfortable in their new home.
Consider a Ready-Made Community
A ready-made community like Holly Hall has the experience and expertise to help care for people who have different types of personality needs. A ready-made community will be able to respect your loved one’s needs while also ensuring that they will not become isolated and become depressed due to the lack of social interaction.
Introversion does not necessarily mean that someone likes to be alone. Their quiet nature simply means that they have a social limit and need some time to recharge after exerting themselves through social interactions.
Understanding the activities that your potential assisted living community offers is important to knowing how the location will benefit your loved one.
Consider Their Usual Favorite Pastimes
Outside of activities offered within the community, it is a good idea to keep track of your loved one’s favorite pastimes. This way, you have possible activities to stimulate their mind when you come over for a visit. Some activities that are perfect for those who are prone to introversion include:
- Reading books from a local library,
- Leisure walks,
- Bird watching,
- Drawing, and
- Various games.
The main goal of these stimulating activities is to ensure that your loved one feels safe and has the time to become quiet if their personality calls for it.
Pick Up a New Hobby Online
Privacy is one of the things that introverts care about the most. That is why picking up online-based hobbies can be a lifesaver for introverts in assisted living communities. Developing a hobby online gives your loved one the chance to find ways to entertain themselves without having to interact with someone if they don’t have the energy for it. Some fun hobbies that your loved one can pick up include:
- Learning a new instrument via YouTube tutorials,
- Watching online cooking courses,
- Knitting ideas,
- Free, online poker and card games.
Finding a hobby is one of the best things for an introvert. The next time you visit, sit down with your loved one and help him or her discover his or her new favorite pastime.
Introverts and Extroverts Alike Are Welcome to the Holly Hall Family
If you have a loved one that is an introvert and is concerned about their privacy in assisted living, finding the right home for them is important. At Holly Hall Retirement Community, we offer activities and privacy options to please people from all walks of life.
Contact Holly Hall today to find out how to schedule a tour. We look forward to making your loved one comfortable in our community.