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Tips for Transitioning to Independent Living

Now is the perfect time to make a few changes in your life. You’ve worked hard for many years. It is now time to make a move that allows you new opportunities for rest, reinvigoration, and new adventures. Rediscover old passions and pick up new dreams to pursue. This is your opportunity for a new beginning and these things will help make the transition to independent living at Benedictine Living Community – At The Shrine even easier.

A staff member from Benedictine Living Community – At The Shrine will visit with you in your home to discuss what it important to you, what your priorities in making your move are, and how we can help make your transition easier. Once you’re here, we’ll remind you of the amenities, services, activities, and socialization opportunities available to you.

We also offer affordable guest rooms. These are generally available to friends and family of residents as an affordable place to stay when visiting. Consider an overnight stay in one of our guest rooms, call ahead for availability, to get a glimpse into life at Benedictine Living Community – At The Shrine for yourself. Breakfast is included in the cost, and allows you the opportunity to explore the delicious options available in our dining room as well.

We also have an official “welcome” committee made up of residents and staff members to help with introductions and acclimations to the community. Our welcome committee will check on new residents periodically to make sure you are adjusting well and enjoying the community. We will also work on creating a biography about you so that other members of the community can get to know you a little better and find common ground, backgrounds, and experiences to share.

We believe that transitioning to independent living is an adventure and not a chore. We go out of our way to make it as interesting and uplifting an experience as possible. We want you to look forward to this next adventure as much as we do!

Living vibrantly during retirement begins with your passion. At Benedictine Living Community – At The Shrine, our residents are known for pursuing their own personal interest and sharing those talents with others. We are a lively, diverse community that honors the spirit of each resident. Contact us today at 618-489-4121 for a visit or more information!