8 Strategies to Ease the Transition to Moving A Parent to Assisted Living in Colorado Springs, CO

If one or more of your parents needs a little extra help with daily tasks, an assisted living community in Colorado Springs, CO could provide just the type of safe and comfortable home you are seeking for the next chapter of their life.

At The Retreat at Sunny Vista, assisted living residents live in a picturesque community that features warm, welcoming designs alongside the latest technologies to support wellness, safety, and finding enjoyment in each day while maintaining independence.

We understand just how important it is for you to help your mom or dad (or both) find the right home, and we also know just how difficult it can be to consider a move into assisted living. Here are some suggestions to help you ease a parent’s transition to the next phase of their life.

Ways to Help Your Parents Transition to Assisted Living

1. Security

2. One-bedroom Assisted Living Apartments

3. Dining

4. Involve the family

5. Free up time

6. Make New Friends

7. Engage in local attractions, shopping, and events

8. Health and wellness activities


Resident safety and security is of the utmost importance at The Retreat. From our highly trained staff to our use of the latest technology, we maintain the highest level of excellence for your parents.

One bedroom Assisted Living Apartments

The apartments at The Retreat feature flexible floor plans designed with accessible, comfort, and safety in mind. Each apartment has individual climate control, a private bathroom with a large walk-in shower, and modern kitchenette. Select layouts also offer amazing mountain views. View our floor plans here.


From our certified executive chef (one of only twelve in Colorado Springs!) to our multiple dining venues and wide-variety of choices at every meal, there is truly something from every palate and diet at The Retreat.

Involve the family

Consider reaching out to your parents’ friends, other family members, and former neighbors to engage with your parents during the transition to assisted living. Sending housewarming cards, visits, or regular phone calls can help everyone remain connected.

Free-up time

Making a comfortable, smooth transition to assisted living takes care, openness, and time. Make sure to create space for your parents’ to ask questions, explore their new home before moving, and connect with the staff. At The Retreat, you will be included in important conversations and find the support you need, too! Families are welcome to join in activities like a nondenominational spiritual service or have a gourmet meal in The Retreat’s full-service restaurant or casual bistro.

Make New Friends

With fitness programming, educational classes and lectures, and resident-run activities, there is no shortage to engaging events at The Retreat. Encouraging your parents to take advantage of these activities can help foster new friendships and a sense of fulfillment.

Engage in local attractions, shopping, and events

Help your parent stay involved in activities outside the community that they know and enjoy, like shopping, visiting local attractions, or church. Transportation is one of the services The Retreat at Sunny Vista offers to support residents in living life on their own. Located just a few blocks from downtown Colorado Springs, Sunny Vista is centered in a community with so much to explore.

Health and wellness activities

With a full-service spa and salon on-site, residents can look and feel their best without having to travel outside of the community. If physical fitness is what your parent craves, then Sunny Vista’s personal trainers can work with them at our state-of-the-art Fitness Center and indoor pool.

Contact us to find out more

Want to learn more about assisted living at Sunny Vista? Please get in touch with us by picking up the phone and calling us at 719-751-6104. You can also send us a message and your contact information by using this link.

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