If you are about to enter retirement or you are a retiree already, you may be wondering about your options. While some like to stay put, others prefer to travel and see the world while quite a few want to move away and start afresh somewhere else. Residential Parks offer the semi-retired and retired the opportunity to do the latter.
Here at Allen’s Caravans, we have five residential parks, all of which offer a lot in the way of serenity and amenities for those who love to lead an active lifestyle. In addition, our sites are equipped with a number of necessities, and our park homes are exquisite, perfect for those who want a slice of the good life.
One of the features that stands out the most though is the sense of community that comes with our parks. The idea of a close-knit community is not far out of your reach and it is important you take the time to get to know your neighbours in order to reap the social benefits of living on one of our parks.
There are a number of ways you can do this, including with a residential park home housewarming. When the word ‘housewarming’ is mentioned, the idea of a party springs to mind however, you don’t need to go all out with cheese and biscuits, music and little nibbles to get to know your neighbours.
Instead, simply inviting them over to discuss your favourite novels or for some girly gossip is a great way to get to know people within your community.
If you are preparing to move onto a residential park or you are considering it as a retirement option, read on. Below we have compiled a few housewarming ideas that will help you make introductions with your fellow park residents.
Nothing says a warm welcome like popping the kettle on and settling down with a hot cup of Mocha and good conversation. A coffee club is a wonderful idea for getting to know your neighbours. It gives you the opportunity to bring everybody together in an environment you’re comfortable with. Also, visitors will have a chance to form friendships with each other as well as get to know you.
If it is a success, you could make coffee club meetings a weekly thing. Each week you could ask different people to bring their favourite type of coffee and have a little taster session too.
If you’d like to flaunt your cookery skills or even if you just enjoy baking for large groups, why not host a dinner party? You could go all out with candles and dishes or you could bake little bits and bobs and have a mini buffet with cupcakes and cocktail sausages.
Our final suggestion for a residential home housewarming is a yard sale. Not only is this a great way to team up with people in your community, but you could also donate the money you make to charity. All you need is a few ‘shoppers’, at least two people to run the stalls and some old trinkets, clothing or anything you can find that you would like to sell. This is a great community activity and is sure to foster friendships.
These are just three unconventional housewarming suggestions courtesy of allenscaravans.co.uk that you could try. Do you have any more you would like to share?