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Life at The Berkeley ~ The Loneliness Factor Eliminated

By Catherine Campbell, December 3, 2018

The advantages of living at The Berkeley are countless. The intention of a retirement residence is to provide safety, security and varying levels of health-related assistance. However, the most invaluable benefit of all is the opportunity to socialize with others whenever and however one chooses.  A full calendar of scheduled events provides daily opportunities to be social. Lounges on every floor allow for the possibility of a casual conversation or a chance game of cards.  Mealtimes are not only a fabulous time for chatting with friends and neighbours, but also provide residents with a healthy, nutritious meal three times a day, not to mention freedom from the chores of shopping and meal preparation.

Being lonely can cause mental, emotional and physical strife which is not only unnecessary, but also tough on family and friends. The attachment to one’s home can interfere with the enjoyment of life if it means the person is alone on a regular basis. If getting out of the house becomes an inconvenience, and having visits becomes the expectation, stress can be the result for everyone. Having the ability to walk out of your apartment at The Berkeley to enjoy an exercise class, musical entertainment or a card game is a brilliant way to combat this problem.
 
The Berkeley believes in creating a socially active community as a way to enhance overall health and wellness.  Our buildings are welcoming and warm.  If you have a loved one who is lonely or having trouble getting out regularly, come visit one of our four locations to see for yourself why many seniors have chosen to call The Berkeley home.

For more information and to book a tour, please call Jenn at (902) 802.0346 or email her at jenn.walker@theberkeley.com. She would love the opportunity to take you for a tour to see all the benefits of retirement living for yourself!