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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Retirement Home?

Catégorie : Advice   Home Help   Visavie  


Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, and regardless of your age, you deserve happiness, the companionship of a soulmate, or simply a pleasant time in good company. However, as years go by, life changes, and health takes its toll, some people tend to isolate themselves, cut off from others, and stay indoors. Contrary to popular belief, retirement homes are places that encourage socialization, stimulate residents, promote interactions, and alleviate loneliness and isolation.

Here are some examples of romantic activities that are much easier to enjoy in a retirement home than alone at home:

Take a Stroll:

In a retirement home, the pool of potential companions for a friendly stroll is more extensive! Choose your lucky partner, dress appropriately, bring a warm beverage, and embark on a friendly walk. Retirement homes often have outdoor amenities conducive to a walk, nature observation, and people-watching. Who knows, it might turn into a romantic walk? If physical disabilities or illness prevent you from exercising, retirement homes have common areas suitable for conversation, such as a library corner, a lounge with a fireplace, a bistro, and even around the billiard table!

Take a Dance Class:

Many retirement homes offer group activities, workshops, and even dance classes – a wonderful opportunity to make new connections! Dance, besides being a highly entertaining activity that encourages closeness, is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that will make your heartbeat. Unless it’s your partner who makes it beat faster? According to experts, dancing as a couple at least twice a week may even reduce the risk of developing certain degenerative diseases!

A Romantic Dinner:

Instead of bothering with cooking or trying to reserve a table in a crowded restaurant, you could simply go to the dining room of your retirement home! There, you can meet many interesting people waiting to connect with you. If you’re already a couple, what’s better than a dinner in good company, accompanied by good wine, without having to cook? And if you celebrate Valentine’s Day with family, some retirement homes offer private dining rooms for your events and others provide a cellar to keep your good bottles of wine.

Watch a Movie:

Cinemas will probably be just as busy, not to mention that their parking lots will likely be full. Instead of facing the crowd and long queues, enjoy a movie night… at home! Most retirement homes have a home cinema. Get comfortable with your friends or soulmate for a film festival. Enjoy your favorite snack, accompanied by your favorite drink. No one will judge you!

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day?


If you’re considering enjoying the benefits of a retirement home, a Visavie Senior Living Advisor can help you find the one that suits you best. Simply follow your heart and choose a Senior Living Advisor in your region who seems friendliest to you.