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Preparing for Your Next Move: What You Need To Know

Preparing for Your Next Move: What You Need To Know

Moving in your younger years probably meant simply recruiting a pickup truck-owning friend with the promise of pizza and beer. Now past age 50, moving takes on a bit more complexity. It requires forethought and planning to reduce the chance of a stressful experience. In this post, we'll cover four phases for making a move:

  • Planning
  • Downsizing (if necessary)
  • Other pre-moving day preparations
  • Moving day

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

So you've decided to move. Congratulations! You are about to embark on a great adventure. However, you have many more decisions ahead.

  • Are you moving near to your current home or further away?
  • Are you downsizing, upsizing, or maintaining similar square footage?
  • Are you renting or buying?
  • Are you adding a second home?
  • What about timeshares or fractional ownership?

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

As noted in our recent post, Should I Move in Retirement?, there can be several triggers for considering a new home later in life.

  • Retirement
  • An empty nest
  • Health problems
  • Job transfer
  • Living costs
  • Lifestyle choices

Among these, a health situation could urgently drive the question of where to live into immediate focus.

If you find yourself in this situation, the first step is to thoroughly assess your condition and the implications for your living situation. Consulting with medical professionals and family is crucial in this assessment. The result should be a living plan that provides the best support for your healthcare needs.

Should I Move in Retirement?

Should I Move in Retirement?

For many, there comes a time in life around fifty years of age (or later) when the question arises: "How long am I going to live here?"

There could be several possible triggers for this question:

  • Retirement
  • An empty nest
  • Health problems
  • Job transfer
  • Living costs
  • Lifestyle choices

You may find more than one of these triggers comes into play for your situation.

4 Great Advantages of Single Level Living

4 Great Advantages of Single Level Living

One-story homes are a special kind of home with many benefits. As we get older, it can be hard to think about and do things like climb stairs. It becomes increasingly important for our homes to be affordable and easy to navigate, maintain, and enjoy our time in. Below, we've outlined several reasons to consider living in a one-level home!

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

Pros and Cons of Renting a Storage Unit When Downsizing

With every move, you have to make some serious decisions. In retirement, you need to consider several additional factors as your income is now likely limited. Many people apply for less strenuous jobs, and it's popular to consider moving to a smaller place to be frugal. Although everyone has a different way of coping with the situation, renting a storage unit could be considered a prudent approach when downsizing your house or moving to a senior living community. If you're trying to decide whether a storage unit might be right for you, here are some pros and cons to consider.

10 Tips for Decorating Your New Home in Assisted Living

10 Tips for Decorating Your New Home in Assisted Living

Making a home feel like a cozy and comfortable place to live can be a challenge for anyone, and it's especially important for those who live in an assisted living community. It's common to want your home to feel like a refuge from the world, where you can relax and enjoy your time. Regardless of the community you choose to live in, some simple decorating tips can go a long way in helping you feel comfortable and at home.

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for decorating your assisted living space in a way that makes you feel at ease!

10 Fun Activities for Your Next Assisted Living Visit

10 Fun Activities for Your Next Assisted Living Visit

Visiting your loved one in assisted living can be incredibly rewarding, as well as challenging. You want to make them feel comfortable, but you also don't want to overstay your welcome. It's important to find the right balance so both you and your loved one can enjoy your time together.

In this blog post, we will discuss some fun things you can do while visiting your loved one in assisted living. We will also provide tips on making the most of your visit!