Spring has sprung and we couldn’t be happier. Residents have emerged from their apartments and are spending time outside in the sunshine. Spring is also the perfect time to engage your residents and remind them about how wonderful your community is to live in. Here, five fun, seasonal ways to do so.
- Plant a Community Garden
Do you have a courtyard, roof deck, or other shared space on your property that can house a garden? If so, starting one is a great way to encourage healthy habits in your residents while also giving them the chance to socialize with their neighbors. Depending on how much space you have, residents can claim their garden section to plant vegetables, herbs, or flowers. If you don’t have the means for a vegetable garden, you likely have flower beds or other landscaping around your property; let your residents come out and help with the planting.
- Hold a Social Media Challenge
Many people are looking to kick their fitness and wellness regimens into high gear at this time of year, and you can help them do that with a community challenge via social media. In a challenge, residents would share their habits or activities (depending on the challenge’s theme) to put themselves in the running for prizes. Power for Life Fitness can provide everything you need to run the challenge and rewards; contact us today to learn more.
- Host a Pool Opening Party
The thermometer has already climbed past 80 degrees in the DMV, which means it’s almost time to open community pools. But instead of just opening yours, have a party to celebrate the start of the swimming season. A party will encourage residents to socialize, remind them of the existence of amenities they haven’t used in a few months, and give you the chance to engage with them personally.
- Show Your Residents You Care
Taking little steps to show your residents that you care about them can boost their satisfaction with the community and increase the likelihood that they will renew their lease. Some easy ideas include having a food truck come one evening for dinner, setting up a grab-and-go breakfast, or holding a fun event like karaoke or trivia night (with help from Power for Life Fitness) to show your residents that it’s important to you that they enjoy living in your property.
- Run a Spring Cleaning Drive
Many people are cleaning and decluttering and looking to get rid of things this time of year. Make it easier for residents to donate clothes and other items by setting up a drop-off in your lobby for items to be donated to Goodwill or a local charity. You’ll be making things easier for your residents, plus supporting your community.