EXPLORE YOUR NEW RETIREMENT COMMUNITY TO FEEL AT HOME

In a previous blog, entitled “WHAT’S THE FIRST THING TO DO AFTER A MOVE”, we finished by saying the following:


MEET YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS

After you’ve gotten settled in, why not make a daily routine of taking a walk around your new neighborhood and possibly meet some new friends. Make sure you take a smile with you on that walk. You will be glad you did.

Let’s explore this more closely and add that you will want to explore your surroundings as well as meet your new neighbors.



MEETING THE NEW NEIGHBORS

  • Various ways to meet new neighbors is to visit or else join local organizations. Do you like to read? Then find the nearest library and obtain a card.

  • Is there a park nearby? This could be a great place to take your grandkids and also meet up with nearby folk. It’s also a great place to get exercise and fresh air.

  • Do you have a gardening space? If so, why not get out there on a regular basis. You could replenish or add to your garden by going around the neighborhood and admiring other’s gardens. Perhaps you could have some sort of an exchange of plants. You may have some they may want and vice versa.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR NEW SURROUNDINGS

Exploring your new neighborhood will familiarize you with what is going on close by. First, be certain that you know the names of any cross streets close to you as well as the route to and from your new home starting from the main street, along with any easily recognizable landmarks.

Here are a few places you will most definitely want to locate:

  • Grocery shopping

  • Gas Station

  • Bank/ATM

  • Doctor’s office

  • Vet

  • Churches/Places of worship

  • Gym

Write down their addresses and phone numbers in a new journal and list the steps that trace the way to and from your location. You can to this by going online and finding out the direction routes to places your frequently visit.


EVENT CALENDAR

  • Local event calendars are great ways to get out and meet someone. Finding an event of interest will inevitably put you with other likeminded people. How much fun is that?

  • A Chamber of Commerce calendar is also a great place to find activity nearby. Do you like to go to Farmer’s Markets or local fairs? This would be the place to find those types of events.


LOCAL HANGOUT

So where do the people in your neighborhood like to hang out? Is there a local coffee shop or sports bar nearby? Then by all means, go there. It won’t take long until you bump into some friendly face and before you know it, you also will be a part of the local population.


RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION OF YOUR CHOOSING

Churches and religious organizations are also known for their plethora of activities. From worship services to pot luck dinners to bizarre sales, this is always a great avenue to find someone. Plus you will not only meet someone who is of like faith, but also someone to just hang out with not only on days of worship but other days as well.


HAPPY HUNTING.

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