Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Let’s go over the checklist of things your perfect place for retirement must have: High-quality health care providers. Cultural amenities and academic resources. Entertainment. Access to plenty of green spaces. Affordable housing. Start reading this article with your...

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Sure, there are plenty of options to choose from when you’re looking for a place to retire. You might find yourself on your way to Florida - the typical option for seniors looking for a place to rest - only to realize later that is not exactly what you expected.  The...

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

Take a moment to consider what your wishes are for this new chapter in your life. What you choose to do and where you choose to be should be aligned as closely as possible with these wishes to help you find personal fulfillment and comfort in your golden years.  What...

Should you rent or buy your home in retirement?

Should you rent or buy your home in retirement?

As with anything in life, the choice to rent or buy has its advantages and disadvantages. Read on to consider some of these to help you get closer to your final decision. Buying a house will always get you more for your money but it comes with its own risks. It’s...

How To Get a Home Loan in Retirement

How To Get a Home Loan in Retirement

Getting the house of your dreams for retirement doesn’t just have to be fantasy. It is true that once your income decreases, getting a mortgage loan becomes more challenging, but with planning and a proper strategy, it can be achieved. Age is not necessarily a...

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. 

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