Love Blossoms at Any Age

Assisted living facilities aren’t just wonderful places to spend time with other seniors and get quality care. They are also places to find love. In many assisted living facilities, seniors are able to find love and date, marry or move in together. Is love in the air this February?

Connection with Like-Minded Individuals

Many seniors find love in assisted living communities as a result of connecting with like-minded people, just like everyone else. Once adults enter an assisted living facility, age does not matter so much as interests and abilities. This means that many older adults are more willing to see beyond the surface and seek out partners who are kind, caring and a perfect match personality-wise. In many cases, this is liberating for seniors, who feel recognized and valued for who they are on the inside more than they were in their younger years.

How to Support Your Loved One

Is your loved one interested in dipping their toes back into the dating scene in their assisted living facility? Your support will mean the world to them. When it comes to senior dating:

  • Know that your loved one might just be looking for companionship, not necessarily love and marriage. Many seniors enjoy flirting and bonding with others their age without the pressures of dating at age 20 or 30.
  • Be open-minded. The restrictions that younger adults spend their time imposing on their partners are often not an issue for seniors. Ethnicity, religion, occupation and appearance take a backseat to an authentic connection.
  • If your loved one is widowed, know that their choice to date or marry in an assisted living facility is not meant to disrespect their deceased partner. Instead, it’s a way for them to enjoy all the beauty that life has to offer even in their golden years.

Partner with Senior Care Lifestyles to Find a Real Connection

At Senior Care Lifestyles, we specialize in making connections between seniors and the right in-home care, assisted living and senior living communities. We have assisted hundreds of families with finding effective and affordable solutions for their loved ones. Get in touch today by calling 410-220-2300!

Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Owner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®) & Assisted Living Placement Specialist - Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC provides compassion, guidance and recommendations to families faced with transitioning a loved one into Assisted Living, Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, Skilled Nursing, Temporary Respite Care or a Continuous Care Retirement Community. Senior Care Lifestyles was founded in 2014 by Deborah Bakalich, a Certified Senior Advisor and graduate from both Towson University and Stevenson. Senior Care Lifestyles is uniquely positioned as a local (not National) Maryland based placement firm familiar with Maryland senior care facilities and in-state financial assistance programs for senior residents. They meet personally with each family to understand the seniors care needs including medical, personal lifestyle preferences, budget, religion and desired geographic location. They pride themselves in locally guiding and educating families through the entire maze of senior living options available and will schedule tours on behalf of the family and accompany the family on visits of communities. They are passionate and committed to finding the perfect match to call home and stays with the family throughout the entire process, every step of the way, until a decision is made, and the senior is safely moved into their new home. Senior Care Lifestyles can also provide the family with trustworthy, vetted, and reputable experts to assist with the transition for organizing, packing, moving, sale of real estate, estate planning, legal services, and determining eligibility for State, Federal and Veterans Benefits to assist with care costs. Deborah is a proud member of the Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN) where she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Organization, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Mid-Atlantic Network Group and a member of the Business Opportunity Network (BON).

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