What if I Prefer Solitude?
Morgan Lane Village is a warm and welcoming assisted living community in Tea, South Dakota. At Morgan Lane, we understand that everyone has their own comfort level, and community living shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all solution for seniors.
While we provide many opportunities for our residents to engage with family, friends and neighbors, we appreciate that some people simply prefer solitude. Many such seniors wonder, is assisted living a good fit for introverts? This is a reasonable question, and one we’d like to address.
Room for Every Personality
Moving from a private home or apartment and into an assisted care facility is a big change. You’re used to your routines and may prefer to spend your days reading or engaging in hobbies.
Perhaps you’ve never been particularly attracted to socializing, or maybe you’ve just become more withdrawn with age. The idea of joining a “community” may put you out of your comfort zone. The good news is, assisted living homes accommodate all personality types, even introverts.
Pique Your Curiosity
Staying engaged in a community has many benefits, including ensuring that we are intellectually and emotionally stimulated. Even for introverts, giving and receiving love and attention is rewarding; feeling valued encourages us to take better care of our physical health.
According to Alzheimer’s Association, “remaining socially active may support brain health and possibly delay the onset of dementia.” However, we all have our “that’s enough” point. At Morgan Lane, we know that not all of our residents mingle the same way, and that’s why we offer so many opportunities to engage with one another. You decide how much and how often you are comfortable joining in, and create your own place within our community.
Introverted Doesn’t Mean Alone
Just because you choose not to partake of every activity doesn’t mean you are not engaged. Our introverted residents often prefer small-group activities or one-on-one conversations with their neighbors. They may choose to take a walk on the grounds if they are physically able, or simply sit and watch people or nature in their quiet time. We make every effort to accommodate this quiet lifestyle at our retirement community.
Care When You Need It
A common misconception about assisted living homes is that residents are pestered by staff to ensure they are “OK.” While it’s true our employees are trained to offer care and comfort to our clients, they also respect residents’ privacy. You’ll receive the assisted living services you need, such as help with bathing, cooking, cleaning and the like, which will free up time to learn new things.
Meet Like-Minded People
Introverts make up about 30% of the population, which means there are a lot of us out there who prefer a quiet life! Additionally, introverts tend to be more creative; likely 1/3 of our residents are highly imaginative, just like you. Here, you’ll quickly discover that your creativity feeds off that of your neighbor, as you learn new things, hear new ideas and continue to grow as you age.
Visit Morgan Lane Village
Morgan Lane Village senior living community welcomes people of every personality type to our community. Our goal is to help you relax and enjoy your senior years. We invite you to learn more about Morgan Lane Village.