Knowing When it’s Time to Move
We all know life changes as we age, and many of these will be positive advances — for instance, the opportunity to move into a new home better suited to your needs. Moving into a retirement community can be one of the best decisions you ever make. Following are some thoughts on how to know if the time is right, what improvements you can expect, and how to make the best of it.
1. It’s time to simplify your life.
You deserve a break from the work and upkeep of homeownership. Don’t worry about leaving behind wonderful memories. You and your loved ones hold those memories and can continue to share them no matter where you hang your hat.
2. You’re eager for an active social life.
It’s nice to have peers with whom to socialize. When you share your memories and experiences from your childhood, someone is likely to share a similar experience. Independent living communities offer a variety of group activities to help you make new friends.
3. You want to get out of the house more often.
Get out and be active to feel young and stay happy. Independent Living communities often offer transportation so you can shop, go to the movies, or attend a ball game.
4. You love high-quality meals prepared for you.
You’ll be happy to turn over daily meal prep and planning to someone else. In a retirement community setting, you can plan on having healthy meals — all made by someone else. All you have to do is enjoy them!
If any — or all — of these notions resonate with you, it’s time to make the move. Enjoy a healthy lifestyle with great food, friendly neighbors, and activities to keep you moving and feeling youthful. No more worrying about the bills, taking out the trash, painting the trim, or mowing the lawn. You can, however, continue the activities you love, such as gardening, playing games, going to the theater, and more.
Want to learn more about what life is like at a retirement community? Join us for an Informational Meeting with Lake Travis Independent Living on January 19 from 6pm-7:30pm or on January 21 from 10am-11:30am. The meetings will be held at The Hills of Lakeway Country Club, 26 Club Estates Parkway, Austin. Please RSVP at 512-961-7630.