23 Apr The Importance of Community
Posted at 17:27h
, Paula's Newsfeed
The word community can mean a lot of different things to each of us based on our own personal experiences but it is without a doubt central to our every day lives. Being part of a community enables us to have a sense of belonging and allows us to have access to a solid support system.
Our sense of community can be found through family, friends, work, and neighbors and by being part of a strong community, we are surrounded by people who will support is with both the little things as well as the more daunting aspects of life.
Belonging to a community can greatly benefit our wellbeing, by easing stress and feelings of loneliness and giving us a sense of contentment in our every day lives. Having that feeling of community also gives us a sense of safety and security in our environment. Knowing that your neighbors, family and work colleagues are looking out for you can give you great peace-of-mind. You are able to feel safe walking in your neighborhood and letting your children ride their bikes or go trick-or-treating down the street. You are able to ask questions and reach out for support from your colleagues when experiencing a challenging day at work.
Although we might be aware of the benefits of community and actually find ourselves longing for it at times, there are obstacles preventing us from reaching out. With technology both connecting us and separating us, along with our health being at risk during the pandemic, it can be challenging to connect with people. As we get older our daily routines can also put us in a set pattern that makes it more difficult to connect with others, as it disrupts our daily habits.
That is why here at HighPoint apartments we believe that it is critical to create spaces where you can find and experience a sense of community. From our state of the art community/fitness center to our creative arts center, residents have access to spaces that allow you connect through your common interests. With the weather warming up neighbors are also able to enjoy walks on the nearby trails as well as BBQ at the convenient outdoor grill areas. HighPoint apartments is truly a place where residents can become neighbors and neighbors can become friends.