Questions to ask when considering an Active Adult Community

Questions to ask when considering an Active Adult Community

While many retirees welcome the idea of moving to a retirement community with enthusiasm, others may be reluctant to take this big step. Moving to a retirement community entails a change of lifestyle. Hence, here are some important questions and inquiries you may be...

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Skincare tips for 55+ adults

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How to stay physically active in retirement

How to stay physically active in retirement

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Ideas for hobbies after retirement

Ideas for hobbies after retirement

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prepare moving retirement community

How to prepare for moving to a retirement community

While many retirees meet the idea of moving to a retirement community with enthusiasm, this is a difficult decision to make for a lot of people, usually due to emotional ties with their previous homes or because of misconceptions about what moving to a retirement community really entails.

To retire is often associated with losing one’s independence, or admitting an inability to perform certain activities as well or as frequently as before, which can be disheartening for a lot of people. In many cases, the decision to move to a retirement community is announced soon after a dangerous event occurs to a senior, such as falling or getting injured during day-to-day activities. 

The dreaded institutional nursing homes from years ago that people swore they’d never step foot in are nothing like what they’re going to find in an Active Adult Community where the main focus for its residents is to allow them both liberty to rest, and opportunities to do new activities that bring fulfillment.

Seniors might feel they’re giving up everything they’ve worked for when faced with the idea of selling the home they’ve lived in for decades. After all, it’s not just a place they’re moving from, it’s the memories of their children growing up, the years of hard work to pay the mortgage and the sense of accomplishment that comes with all of this. What many people don’t realize is that moving doesn’t mean erasing these memories; you can always carry them to your new home in the form of sentimental items, or better yet, with the frequent visit of children and grandchildren that will feel better knowing that their parents or grandparents are living in a much safer environment that grants them fulfillment and a higher quality of life. 

Now, the moving itself (selling the house and furniture, getting rid of old or impractical objects) can be the biggest headache (and heartache) for many. It requires some elbow grease and lots of commitment, and it can get very emotional, but this isn’t a one-man labor and the more people helping, the better. Having your family and friends help and continuously reminding you of the positive aspects of the final outcome will both ease the work and strengthen your confidence. 

Many people can benefit from writing down pros and cons, questions and doubts, worries, reminders, and budgets to be able to look at it more objectively and get themselves together for the big move. 

For the final step to ease your worries, take time to visit one of our retirement communities in North Carolina personally. See for yourself what you’re getting into and talk to people that have made this choice and don’t look back. 

Contact us to make an appointment.