Deciding To Move Into A Retirement Community: 6 Factors To Consider

Retirement is often an exciting time for people, as they have more freedom to pursue hobbies, travel, and spend time with family. While everyone’s situation is different, deciding whether or not to move into a retirement community is something that many people consider when planning their retirement.

Some seniors aren’t ready or don’t plan to move into a community, and this is perfectly fine. They may enjoy living on their own and the responsibilities of homeownership or have family available to assist them. However, many retirees look forward to a maintenance-free lifestyle that allows them more time for other activities.

Making the move into a retirement community or assisted living is a big decision that requires a lot of thought. There are numerous options to consider, and different communities offer varying services and levels of care. Here at Meredith Bay Colony Club, we offer Independent Living and Assisted Living, as well as Memory Support

Factors to Consider

While many factors contribute to the decision to move, the following are some of the most important:

1.) Health: Are health issues affecting your current lifestyle? Are you and your family prepared for the possibility of increased health needs? 

2.) Homeownership: Is daily housekeeping and maintenance still manageable and enjoyable?

3.) Transportation: Is your driving a concern for you or your family? Are your transportation needs being met?

4.) Socialization: Do you want more opportunities to socialize with peers or join groups? Could you continue your current friendships if you moved? 

5.) Food Preparation: Is cooking regularly still enjoyable or manageable? Are your nutrition needs being met?

6.) Costs: What are the costs associated with staying in your house? How do they compare to a retirement community? Compare and calculate costs here.

Each community will offer different services, levels of care, and have their own unique environment. Exploring all your retirement options will help you find the lifestyle that best suits you.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!