We watched Glenbrooke being built and knew right away that we would be selling our home to enjoy our retirement here. We have been here since 2003 and we will continue living here. Glenbrooke’s staff is second to none and they have become our family. Our friends that live here at Glenbrooke are also more like family. We enjoy the activities and lifestyle that Glenbrooke offers and truly believe there is not a better place to live out our retirement!
Fun Activities for When Your Grandchild Comes to Visit Back
Have you ever heard the phrase, “There’s no place like home except Grandma’s?” Senior community living allows you to enjoy the freedom to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them. This includes having your grandchildren come visit you at your house! Your grandchildren are always just as excited to see you as you are to have them come visit you. There are lots of activities you and your grandchild can do together that will make your time special and memorable. Here are a few enriching ways you can spend time together during your next visit:
Cook a Meal or Bake a Treat Together
Whether the kitchen in your unit is big or small, your grandchild will love learning some of your skills and recipes. Ask him or her if they have a favorite dish or treat from your kitchen and then teach them to make it! Not only will you fill their belly with yummy food, you will create a memorable time together for years to come.
Show and Tell
Yep, you heard that right! Show and tell isn’t just for kindergarten. Grandparents and grandchildren can create a deep, meaningful connection when they share stories, objects, and experiences with each other. Ask your grandchild to bring something they would like to show you and tell you about, and have something ready to share as well. Often times, these planned discussions lead to the best unexpected discussions that deepen our bond with each other.
Read a Chapter Book
If you have a grandchild that comes regularly, reading a chapter book together is a special treat for both of you. Take turns picking the book to be read, and you can enjoy quality time together as you participate in your own mini book club. If your grandchildren live far away, take advantage of technology and read over the phone, or video chat through Skype or Facetime. A few great books to get started with are The Tale of Despereaux, Matilda, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Give Each Other a Manicure
This activity is great for grandkids at any age. Little ones and teenagers alike will love coming to visit if it means pampering is involved! It is easy to turn your room into a beauty salon for the occasion. Grab some inexpensive bottles of nail polish and nail files for a few dollars. Take turns painting as you catch up on each other’s lives, as well as the latest and greatest in books and movies of course!
Visits to see you in a senior living community don’t have to be intimidating for your grandchildren. These activities and many more will make grandchildren visits memorable and meaningful; making them feel right at home!
As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
I waited too long to make the move to Glenbrooke. I visited many times and told several of my friends to move, but couldn't seem to brave it for myself. The staff at Glenbrooke never gave up on me, and even helped to see me through the selling of my home and assisted with all the arrangements to make the move! I now feel that I have regained my zest for life and am proud to say that I have found the person I enjoy spending all my time with. I would have never had such an opportunity staying in ...Show More
My husband and I selected Glenbrooke as our home of choice to enhance our retirement lifestyle, but never thought about what Glenbrooke would offer if either of us passed away. After his passing, our children asked me to move closer to them. Even with my limited vision, I am able to maintain an independent, active, vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. The staff is always available to meet any wants or needs that I may have, and they always do it with a smile and a hug.
Moving to Glenbrooke is the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe, secure and completely at home. My friends and family who come to visit can’t believe that my apartment is so spacious and beautiful! They are always complimenting me on my home and I never get tired of hearing the words “what a nice apartment”. The friends and family I have gained since moving here have definitely helped fill a void in my life, and I have peace of mind everyday knowing I have the freedom to engage as much or as little as I want.
I LOVE Living at Glenbrooke! They truly care about us. We asked for a change to the food and it was done quickly and is delicious. Thank you, Glenbrooke for taking such great care of us and making sure we are happy residents.