One of the ways you can get a social life is to be engaged in senior citizen organizations that can help you to have a hobby, or do the activities you used to enjoy.
You can even join college courses for seniors, or go to school to learn painting, pottery and whatever you like. Many seniors make use of the free time they have to pursue a hobby they didn’t have the time for when they were full-time workers.
Moreover, you can enjoy your senior living by going to events that include people of your own age, even if that means you have to travel for them.
In fact, when you are retired, you are in an open vacation, so make sure you find a hobby that will make you have fun. Therefore, instead of looking for assisted living homes, maybe you can join your local art class and learn a new skill to enjoy.