RANCHO BERNARDO, CA – January 16, 2020 – Nurturing friendships takes effort at any age. For seniors who have become disconnected socially after retirement, staying engaged can be an even greater challenge. Even so, many seniors choose to remain in their homes long past the time it’s comfortable or safe to stay…an unwise decision, according to Sharon Casey, an incoming resident of Silvergate Rancho Bernardo, a new luxury senior living community opening mid-2020 in north San Diego County.
Casey says she recognized the profound impact that a lack of social interaction was having on her well-being after the recent loss of her husband. She found herself spending a great deal of time alone in her 2,500 square foot, 4-bedroom house, meeting with friends less often and feeling more isolated.
“I decided to take action after my husband passed away,” said Casey, who undertook an exhaustive search to find the ideal senior living situation. “After living alone for a long while, I realized I needed new ways to connect with people. I went looking for a senior community that would surround me with vibrant and interesting people who are doing energetic and lively things. It’s lonely walking around this big house with no one to talk to.”
For seniors, common life changes such as the loss of a spouse, a diminished comfort with driving and issues with health and mobility can take their toll on their social life and ultimately, well-being. To help forge solid social circles, the lifestyle at Silvergate has been designed to bring residents who share similar interests together and solve the problem of isolation and reduced activity.
“The health and well-being benefits for seniors who remain socially and intellectually engaged are undeniable,” said Pam Rundle, the community’s onsite Marketing Director. “We’re employing activities and programs that can increase optimism, multiply moments of joy, and reduce risk of illness, stress and depression, which provides valuable health benefits for our senior residents.”
To ensure seniors have plenty of choices for how to spend their time and to make socializing a part of their daily routine, Silvergate has plans for a full and robust calendar of activities and events throughout the year. These include fitness and art classes, a life-long learning and professional lecture series, resident committees, inspirational faith-based meet ups, as well as participation in various clubs and organizations. Residents can expect everything from hosted cocktail hours, monthly mixers, guest speaker events, game nights and group discussions to larger scale outings like Cirque du Soleil, plays at the Old Globe Theater and baseball games at the Padre’s stadium.
Now more than 90% pre-leased, prospective residents can call 858-693-9938 to RSVP for an upcoming Thursday OPEN HOUSE or to inquire about availability. Reservations are open for the community’s one-bedroom floorplans. Wait lists are forming for the two-bedroom apartments and Cottage homes. Advance reservations should begin for the Memory Care Suites in early 2020.