Creating a sense of community in an apartment complex takes some dedication and a whole lot of tenacity. In other words, it cannot be accomplished in a day or with a single event. Instead, it must be developed and nurtured over time. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
- Start a Game / Movie Nights – Getting your neighbors out in the first place is the hardest part. Using popular movies or games is the most obvious way to attract your neighbors to a “get together.”
- Launch a Chili Cook-Offs – Food is another way to attract a wide variety of your apartment complex's occupants to a single event. Just make sure that you accommodate everyone's tastes including vegetarians.
- Have a Pool Party – Lastly, fun under the sun is the surest way to attract the people from your complex to a community event. Everyone is happy when sipping a cool drink under an umbrella next to the pool.
For more on these and other helpful ideas for gaining a sense of community in your apartment complex, please visit us at CARES. As always, we can be found online at CaresProgram.org.