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Retirement FAQs: Resources for Making the Transition to a Retirement Community



Moving to a retirement home or community offers many benefits. You won’t have to deal with the tedium of maintaining a property, which will free up your energy to enjoy your golden years. Plus, a retirement community offers a built-in social network, providing valuable companionship and stimulation. That said, making this life change can be intimidating. To help you with the move, we’ve compiled some handy resources.


Q2. How can I choose the right retirement community to fit my needs?


A2. Think about your personal and practical needs, now and in the future. Here are some points of consideration.


Are you ready to make the move or are home care services preferable for now?

Senior living options like independent living, memory care, and assisted living.

The pros and cons of moving closer to family.


Q1: What financial considerations do I have to take into account when planning a move to a retirement home?


A1: Determine how you will pay for a retirement home before you move. Here are some tips to help you calculate the costs and how to cover them.


Cost calculator to determine long-term care expenses in your area.

Calculate the value of the house to see what you can get from selling it.
Other options for paying for senior living.


Q3. What can I do to streamline the actual moving process?


A3. Leave sufficient time to make the move. Here are some resources to help you through the entire process, from clearing out your old house to settling into your new home.


Declutter your home before moving day.

Ask the right questions to find a reliable moving company.

Prepare for your move by properly labeling, organizing, and packing boxes.


Q4. How can I ease the transition into my new community after the move?


A4. Ensuring the new space feels like home requires a mixture of making aesthetic touches to your room—and making an effort to connect with the community socially.


Cozy interior design touches to make your retirement community room feel like home.

Tips for making friends with others in your retirement community.

How to make the most out of living in a retirement community.


Making the move to a retirement community can be a positive step. While the transition may seem daunting at first, the above resources will help you get through it successfully. Then all that’s left to do is enjoy!

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