Moving to your new home at an Oakville senior residence can be exciting. You have the opportunity to enjoy the comforts of home with extra perks that allow you to focus more on enjoying life and less on the many daily chores that come with living in your own home. You are also in the company of your peers. But moving somewhere new can be difficult for some people, and it’s not always easy to be in new and unfamiliar surroundings right away. To help new residents acclimatize, our senior living community has the Ambassador Program.
What is the Ambassador Program?
It’s an important part of ensuring that new residents in our retirement community feel welcome from the moment they step in the door. When someone moves in at Queens Avenue Retirement Residence, we assign them a Resident Ambassador. The Ambassador takes them under their wing and shows them all the important facilities and services that our Oakville senior residence has to offer. They will:
- Help familiarize the new resident with the residence itself, so they know where everything is and what the usual routines are.
- Show them all the activity options.
- Invite the new resident to accompany them for coffee, to activities, as well as introducing them to new friends along the way.
Why Have Ambassadors in a Retirement Community?
It makes a world of difference for people transitioning from living in their own home to entering community living. It helps to immediately have a member of the community welcoming you into it.
We also hold person-centered care as a value and a priority at the core of who we are and what we do. Feeling a sense of belonging is one of many components that go into this approach to care. The benefits of social interaction in older adults cannot be understated. In a Harvard Health study on broader social interaction in older adults, and it found that those who interacted with people outside their usual social circle of family and close friends saw:
- Higher levels of physical activity.
- Greater positive moods.
- Fewer negative feelings.
The Senior Living Community that Looks After You from the Beginning
It’s important to know that you or your loved ones can live in a community that doesn’t just care for your health, it cares for all of you. Queens Avenue Retirement Residence is a community committed to these values and to bringing you a truly one of a kind living experience. Contact us at (905) 815-0862 xt 224 to book a tour or get some more information. We also have a video tour available. We look forward to seeing you!