4 Things to Consider When Touring a Senior Living Community

March 1, 2023 | Senior Living
Astral at Franklin Touring a Senior Living Community

When you tour a senior living community, you’re not just looking for housing accommodations; you’re looking for a home. This means that on top of living options and floor plans, you’re searching for a comforting environment that offers solace and a place where you can live with purpose and focus on the things that bring you joy. 

At Astral at Franklin, we know how important it is to stay informed during a senior living tour. Our senior living community in Franklin, Indiana, has premier amenities, inviting living spaces, restaurant-style dining programs and beautiful floor plans – during a tour, it can be easy to get lost in all of the incredible details! 

To help you navigate your journey, here are key things to consider when touring a community, so that you can get the most out of each visit and make a confident decision.

Think About Your Personal Goals

Remember that you’re searching for a new home, and think about the opportunities that this will lead to. If you were unable to pursue certain things in your younger years due to a career or raising a family, now is the perfect time to kickstart a brand new journey for yourself, and it’s important to look at a senior living community as a tool to help you reach these personal goals. 

  • Where do you see yourself living? 
  • What hobbies or passions do you wish you had more time to pursue? 
  • Are you working towards bettering your mental and physical wellness? 
  • Are you focusing on meeting new people and forming lasting friendships?

Prepare for Each Tour Accordingly

No two communities are exactly alike, so developing a list of questions and must-haves for each community tour is important. This can give you a general idea of the community culture and environment and help you focus on finding the perfect community for you and your lifestyle goals. 

Here are some example questions:

  • What kind of voice do residents have when it comes to community culture, events and activities?
  • What type of dining program does the community offer?
  • How does this community ensure resident happiness, and how do you help each individual reach their full potential?
  • What are the living spaces like? What kind of maintenance and services are offered?

Amenities and Social Events

Think about your passions and hobbies or your favorite weekly events. For example, do you host a weekly trivia night or dinner party with your friends? Do you love spending your mornings tending the garden? Do you enjoy going on morning walks or attending weekly fitness classes?

Senior living communities promote an active lifestyle with plenty of opportunities, activities, amenities and programs to create an engaging environment where you can thrive. While touring different communities, see if the community has a sample events calendar that you can look at to see if any of the available activities are right for you!

Talk to Residents and Team Members

While seeing a community first-hand is a great way to learn more about the environment and community culture, talking to residents and team members is an even better way to get a genuine look into life at a community.

For example, start a conversation with residents to learn more about activities and social values in each community. Ask which social events and activities they enjoy and what their favorite aspect of the community is. Most importantly, ask them how the community has enhanced their wellbeing, happiness and lifestyle. 

Talk to team members about their duties and roles to get an idea of how residents and staff members interact on a daily basis. Be sure to ask questions about offered services and assistance with daily tasks if this is something you need in order to reach your full potential. 

Astral at Franklin is a community committed to meeting the needs of each individual and family it serves. Our mission is to create an environment of active living, enriching programs and exceptional care. When you choose senior living in Franklin, you’ll discover a community that provides new opportunities every day to help you reach your goals and follow your passions!

We invite you to visit our website for more information and contact us to schedule your tour! 


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