Any living environment is shaped by the people who live with and near you: your neighbors. Developing a good relationship and even becoming friends can go a long way in improving your quality of life and ensuring that every day is enjoyable. There are many things you can do to be a good neighbor in your community, regardless of where you are living. We share with you some top tips in this article.
Be Respectful and Sociable
Are you having a few friends over for afternoon tea? If you know your neighbor is going to be in at that time, inform them beforehand so they can expect some noise. Even better, invite them! No one likes to be left out, and your neighbor can always let you know if they have something else planned. Getting to know your neighbors and incorporating them into your social circle can go a long way in building a positive relationship.
Do Favors for Your Neighbors
From time to time, offer to help your neighbor out with something. Have they run out of sugar for making a cup of tea? Drop by with a packet and have a friendly chat at the same time. Are they stuck in bed with a cold? Pop by with some chicken noodle soup. Simple gestures can make a big difference and you never know when you may need some help yourself!
Is there anything that bothers you about your living arrangement? For instance, maybe your neighbor plays music every night and you can hear it through the thin walls. The only wall to get things sorted out is to communicate. Politely bring up the issue with your neighbor and see how you can work out a resolution tomorrow – for example, your neighbor can wear headphones when they are listening to music late at night. Similarly, always listen to your neighbor when they bring up an issue and work together to resolve it.
Ensure Your Pet Is Well-Trained
There are many benefits to pet ownership, but this should not have a negative impact on your relationships with your neighbors. Ensure that your pet is well-trained and behaved, not posing a threat or disturbance to those living around you. Well-behaved pets can even become a common bonding point between neighbors and lead to a long-lasting friendship!
Make the Move to Discovery Village At Naples
If aging in place has left you socially isolated and without any neighbors you can bond with, consider making the move to Discovery Village At Naples. Our stylish retirement community features a range of independent living apartments where you can easily make friends with peers of similar age.
With a range of living options including assisted living and memory care, it is easy to find the option that best suits your needs and you never have to worry should your needs change in the future. Please feel free to schedule a tour with us today where you can check out our amenities for yourself.