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A Day in the Life of an Assisted Living Resident at Sunrise

Wondering what life is like as a resident of an assisted living community? From a thriving calendar of events to delicious meals, here’s an inside look.

Have you ever wondered what daily life would be like if you moved to an assisted living community? If you were free from household chores and the tasks associated with owning a home, how would you spend your time? If you’ve never visited a friend or family member who lives in an assisted living community, your idea of what a resident’s life is like might not be very accurate.

Myths about communities are abundant. Some of these misperceptions can prevent seniors from making a move, even though it would improve their well-being and quality of life. To give you a more realistic depiction of what your future could hold, let’s explore a typical day at a Sunrise Senior Living community.


A Day in the Life of a Resident at Sunrise Assisted Living

Begin the day with a nutritious breakfast

No matter what time you like to get up in the morning, a breakfast of your choosing can soon be ready. It might be a quick cup of coffee and fresh fruit before you head to the fitness center for an exercise class or to take a ride on a recumbent exercise bike. Our Live With Action program makes physical activity easy and enjoyable. If you prefer to ease into the day with the morning’s crossword puzzle, that’s OK too. It’s your day.

Some mornings, you may invite a friend to join you for a full breakfast in the dining room while you catch up on one another’s lives. Nutritious, delicious meals are standard at our communities. Our culinary teams can also accommodate special diets, such as low sodium or gluten-free meals.


If you need a helping hand with medication, a team member will be there to provide it. Medication management is one of the most utilized services of an assisted living community. It helps residents stay safely on track with prescription and over-the-counter medicines. That’s important since medication mistakes are a leading reason older adults find themselves being treated in a hospital emergency room.


Enjoy meaningful days with friends and family


A full calendar of diverse, daily activities is available for you to choose from. They are designed to promote physical and mental wellness to help you identify or engage with your passions. You are empowered to reconnect with favorite old hobbies and pursue new ones. An active, healthy lifestyle is linked to healthy aging.


On a typical morning, you might find yourself joining your neighbors for a brisk walk across the community grounds or participating in yoga or one of our most popular programs, SingFit. Meditation is another popular activity, especially in the morning, to get the day started on a positive note.


The Sunrise chefs and culinary teams ensure that a delicious lunch awaits you every day, whether you choose to enjoy it in the dining room or in your private suite. It’s common for residents to start feeling stronger and more energetic after a few weeks at Sunrise. That’s often because they’ve gone from a diet made up of convenience foods to well-balanced meals every day.

After lunch, you may be ready for a hands-on activity, such as an acrylic art workshop or a craft class. Woodworking and gardening are other popular choices. And you can almost always find an informal card game or current events discussion to join.


While you’re enjoying yourself, a member of our housekeeping staff might be busy cleaning your suite. It’s a service that’s included in your monthly fee. 


Transportation services help you stay mobile


Most residents in an assisted living community have cut back on driving or given it up entirely. That’s why the community’s transportation services are so popular. If you need a gift for a new grandchild or an outfit for a community event, a member of our transportation team can schedule a ride to your favorite store. They can also make arrangements for you to get to and from doctor’s visits and other health care appointments.


Residents can also take part in group outings to local and regional destinations. You can pick from a variety of trips, such as shopping malls, vineyard tours, art museums, sporting events, and zoos. Before heading out, consider scheduling a hair appointment in the community’s beauty parlor/barber shop.


Evenings are yours to relax or socialize 


Dinner is often a social affair providing residents with a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors over a delicious meal. If you prefer, however, a quiet meal in the privacy of your own suite is another option. You can select from a variety of meal options with choices to please your palate, from soup and salad to hearty entrees.


While dinner might be over, the day doesn’t have to come to an end unless you want it to. There are formal and informal activities to enjoy every evening, such as watching classic television programs on Hulu or the latest movie on Netflix. You might also want to round up a few neighbors to participate in a book club, play a round of Clue or a game of euchre or bridge. 

Finally, don’t forget about your adult children and grandchildren. You can head back to your suite in time for a Zoom call to share the highlights of one another’s day.


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Article By: Sunrise Senior Living

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