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Making New Friends in a Senior Living Community


Building Friendships in Retirement: Essential Tips for Seniors

Making friends can be challenging, especially as we age and become less active in outside groups. However, the importance of friendship and senior companionship cannot be understated, as socialization is crucial for overall health and well-being.

If you're living in a senior community or elsewhere, here are some ideas on how to make friends in retirement.

Invite Others To Your New Home

Hosting an event like a dinner in your new space can help you get to know members of your community and bond over shared interests. Spending quality time where you can talk and get to know each other can help you build a bond and boost your mood.

Get To Know The Staff

Familiarize yourself with the community’s employees, as they can introduce you to other residents who share your interests and hobbies.

Be Optimistic

Approach this experience with a positive outlook and a happy mindset. Greet other residents and talk about your hobbies and interests to spark conversations and build connections.

Get Involved

Join clubs, volunteer for causes you care about, participate in community classes or activities, and use your passions to find opportunities to spend time doing things you enjoy. This can help you meet new people and form meaningful connections.

Attend Community Activities

Take a look at your senior living community’s events calendar and pick an activity that interests you. Through these activities, you are likely to meet other residents with whom you can form meaningful connections.

Choose The Manor Senior Living Community in Little Rock or Benton, AR, for a vibrant community where deep connections are made. Our mission is to help you thrive in your new chapter, surrounded by friends who feel like family. Join us and discover the joy of new friendships and a supportive community.

Here are just some of the benefits and safety features that come with living in our Senior Living residences:

  • Consistent communication with family members to inform them about all care recommendations

  • Planned daily activities

  • Trained staff on site 24-hours-a-day to assist with personalized care

  • Beautiful, cozy fireplace in foyer

  • Exercise & activities designed for seniors

  • Secure and private courtyard

  • On-site hair salon (optional)

  • Podiatry Services (optional)

  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy as prescribed (optional)

  • Hospice Care as prescribed (optional)

  • Smoke-free environment

  • 3 meals a day and snacks

  • Weekly housekeeping

  • Weekly laundry service

  • Residents each have an emergency call system

  • Secure entrances and exits

For more information, or to make an appointment to meet our team and see our residences, please call 501-316-4100.

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