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Five Tips for Making the Move to Independent Living

Making the move to senior living has never been more exciting. Contrary to stereotypical views of senior living, Independent Living provides a resort-like lifestyle complete with convenient services, indulgent amenities, and a lifestyle rivaling the best resorts.

Explore Independent Living Services and Amenities.

You might be surprised how much of your time you get back after moving to a senior living community like The Grand Royale. Without home maintenance, household chores, and dealing with unexpected repairs and expenses, you can make the absolute most of your time, doing just what you like.

You’re certain to find something here that appeals to you. Right now, you have opportunities to learn new things about yourself and the chance to grow and expand your opportunities. One of the best ways to achieve this is to join a dynamic community that supports your well-being. Look into the amenities and care levels offered by The Grand Royale. With amenities like a pub, barbershop and beauty bar, movie theater, and billiards parlor, there’s always something to do at our active senior living community.

Consider Your Space Needs.

Both you and your family members can benefit from sorting through your possessions and paring them down prior to the move. When deciding what to keep, you might have to get creative. Check out these downsizing tips for some ideas.

And when you’re done downsizing, it’s time to explore residence options. No matter whether you need a one- or two-bedroom floor plan, The Grand Royale offers 34 Independent Living apartments, with studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options to meet our residents’ needs.

Our modern, spacious floor plans include:

  • Abundant natural light

  • Generous closet space

  • Fully equipped kitchens

  • Spacious bathrooms

  • In-home washer and dryer

  • Private patios

Socialize With Your New Neighbors.

At The Grand Royale, there are countless opportunities to meet your neighbors and build lasting friendships. These encompass:

  • The Blind Tiger Speakeasy

  • Bombshell’s Beauty Bar

  • Moustachio’s Barbershop

  • Movie theater

  • Billiards parlor

  • Reba’s Room

  • Wayne’s Creamery

Invite Loved Ones To Visit.

Another highly social way to ease the transition to an Independent Living community is to organize a welcome get-together. Invite your friends, family, former neighbors and loved ones to your new residence and experience everything The Grand Royale has to offer. Exploring with your family while you’re still getting accustomed to the community is a great way to build a more lasting familiarity and set positive social habits.

Be Kind to Yourself.

Above all, be kind to yourself. Give yourself regular breaks to process the transition and take things at a steady pace. Remember that it’s natural to feel destabilized by a major shift such as this, no matter how long you may have been considering the move to senior living.

Fortunately, the tips we’ve shared above suggest a number of ways to process things before, during and after the transition. Just one element of self-kindness and care is planning for your future care needs at a refreshing senior living destination in Kansas City, MO. That’s why we offer a continuum of care with services in Assisted Living and Short-Term Rehabilitation.

Contact us today to learn more about Independent Living at The Grand Royale in Kansas City, MO.


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