It is wonderful to have company. Living alone one can become very isolated and lonely. Whilst making the decision whether to move into residential care I gave a lot of thought to the dynamics of living with others. I have lived alone for some time and although I often craved company, I was concerned about living in a busy home. I love to join in with group activities, but I also have times when I prefer a little peace. I like to connect with people one on one, away from the crowd.
We have a lovely lifestyle team here; they balance each other well. Linda is creative and always coming up with fun things for us to do and Steve is a great listener, he loves a chat and a game of cards or dominoes.
I really enjoy a game of cards myself, the strategy involved is quite thrilling. I enjoy the one-on-one conversations and being quite competitive, I love the winning.
It is great to have a balance in life, to be able to have access to entertainment, creative outlets and lively quizzes. It is nice to gather in smaller groups to participate in our favourite hobbies such as baking, knitting and gardening but many of us also crave some one-to-one time; the times when we stay in our rooms and enjoy stimulating conversations, look through old photographs, have a natter or enjoy a good old-fashioned game of dominoes or Pontoon.
I was promised a lifestyle choice when I moved into Kingfisher Court, and I am very happy to report that a lifestyle choice is exactly what I got. I am learning new things, improving my card skills and pursuing my hobbies but best of all, I know that I will never feel lonely and that is the best feeling of all.