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!
Tips For Transitioning to Senior Living Back
Change can often be difficult. Transitioning to a senior living resort can be a daunting task as well as quite emotional and stressful. Many often feel that they are saying goodbye to their life. Changing your mindset to seeing it as another fun adventure can help to motivate you and help ease you into the transition. Living at a senior living resort has actually been a dream come true for Glenbrooke at Palm Bay residents! Our friendly staff is here to assist make the transition an easy and enjoyable one.
Here are a few tips:
- MAKE A MOVING PLAN. Like moving into a new home, organize your items into what possessions you will be taking with you. It is important to consider what items will fit into your new home and which items won’t. Create a schedule backwards from the moving date so it doesn't sneak up on you. Make it a fun event by inviting your family and friends over to help you pack. When the boxes are packed, have the grandchildren have color coded stickers. Red stickers can go on the boxes with kitchen items, blue stickers will be the bathroom items, orange for the living room and so on! If you start early enough, you will notice how nice it is to reminisce while packing. When the family is there you just might find yourself with a whole lot of "Remember when..." stories!
- ASK FOR HELP. Do not be shy about asking and accepting help! Keep in mind that this transition is also affecting your loved ones as they surely have many great memories of the home you raised them in. Let them stay involved and help as much as they can or want to. Moving is a larger task that it appears even for the most organized person. Allow the movers to take the large items. Invite neighbors, family, friends to help you pack up the smaller items. The more the merrier and the quicker the time will go by before you can start unpacking and enjoying your new home and make new friends!
- WELCOME THE COMMUNITY. As you drive into Glenbrooke at Palm Bay you can not help but notice how welcoming it is. Keep in mind that it will only help if you are open to your new community. It is perfectly normal to be nervous, anxious and even a little grumpy as it is no secret that moving can be challenging. Try to take deep breaths and remember that you are about to start a new and exciting journey. Smile, breath and wave!! Glenbrooke at Palm Bay is built so if you want or need your alone time, you can have it but if you want new friends, they are everywhere for you! Enjoy yourself.
You must remind yourself that you deserve the best! You have worked hard all your life and you should have a dream retirement. Glenbrooke at Palm Bay will make sure you are well equipped to enjoy every day!
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 my house. I am truly at home here!
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.