Transitioning to a New Community

Life is full of transitions!  You have probably experienced a few during the course of your life; we all have. It requires conversations with loved ones, advance planning, as well as an openness to change.  Ultimately, the benefits of downsizing into the space you need, with the amenities, services and support you want, will be smoother if you think about a few things, before making a final decision.

Value Relationships over “Things”

You may be living in a home that you’ve lived in for some time, and have collected many memories (and items)!  So it is quite understandable for you to be reluctant to move into a smaller home.  However we know as Christians that it is not really “things” that make us happy, rather, it is relationships.  Matthew 6:19-21 says “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” 

Moving to a Seniors community allows you to maintain your family and friend relationships, and also build new ones. Prepare for many new friendships at HCH!

We Are Here to Help

Transitions aren’t always easy.  Our friendly staff are available to you, to answer questions and help you with the various steps.  Even though it may feel daunting, you are not alone!

Welcome to your New Home!

Once you’ve made the decision, how do you transition from a place you’ve known and loved – sometimes for a long time – to a new place, a new living environment? Some people have simply said that a home is any place where you lay your head. For others, the answer is a bit more complicated. Here at HCH, we believe your apartment becomes home as you become used to living there. You develop new routines and modify old habits to fit a new environment. You decorate and furnish with familiar belongings and slowly it begins to feel “right”.  As you settle in, you become part of a community. You make new friends, meet your neighbours, and join in new activities. 

Being part of a new community also involves understanding how things are done and that there is always a give-and-take dynamic, a community of co-operation. The health of a community depends on everyone accepting their responsibilities as residents live and work together. 

“Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4

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