Choosing when to move into a retirement home may seem daunting, but it can be an exciting time of change, setting us up for a fun and life-loving entry to our retirement years.
So, when is a good time to move into a retirement home? Well, it all depends on you—your needs, wants, and circumstances. There’s also a range of options when it comes to housing. Lifestyle Retirement Villages has a range of apartments, from one or two-bedroom senior apartments to three bedrooms should you want more room. Continue reading to spot the signs that you’re ready to move into a retirement home.
When You Want to Downsize
That 4-bedroom place with the big backyard was great while the kids were running amuck, but it can be a little overwhelming when they’ve flown the coop. Instead of drifting around a big house, downsizing is a great option. Instead of dealing with the hustle of the real estate market, Lifestyle Retirement Villages makes it easy.
Lifestyle villages also simplify safety and security. Access to medical care, such as emergency call buttons, is a great feature as we get older or live alone.
Many villages have a great range of housing available, including two-bedroom apartments or houses with room for the grandkids to stay as long as they (or you) want!
When You’re Feeling Lonely
Retirement can be a lonely time in your life, but it doesn’t have to be! When we go through different stages of life relationships can wane, leaving us vulnerable to loneliness. If we are feeling alone, it can be hard to know where to turn to get ourselves out of a rut. Retirement villages mean friends are on our doorstep, quite literally.
Many lifestyle retirement villages offer amazing community spaces built for all sorts of fun, such as arts, indoor sports, or exercise. If a party or a casual get together are in order, welcome guests into private function areas so you don’t have to venture far to see loved ones.
As we get older, it’s important to engage in social and physical activity, so not much is better than a game of croquet, swimming, or tennis. Retirement villages such as Settler’s Lifestyle Village help you keep the body healthy, and the brain fit by taking part in social sports and hobbies.
When You Need Independence with Peace of Mind
If you’re still physically active but you can sense you may start to need a little help for some of the more taxing chores, moving to a retirement village is a great option for you. After all, at this stage, we’ve all faced enough taxes!
Maybe mowing the lawns or water blasting the house starts to seem daunting, or we’re just tired of the to-do list becoming ever-longer. Spaces like lifestyle villages can take some of the stress off our plates. Services are just a phone call away. It means we can still lead independent lives through our hobbies and social lives, without having to worry about niggly to-dos we must often deal with when we live on our own.
Don’t let a fear of losing your independence dictate when you move into a retirement home; you can have the best of both worlds!
When Finances Are Causing You Stress
Retirement isn’t all smooth sailing. For a lot of us, unexpected costs can mean a lot of unexpected stress. When money becomes a finite source, it can become a real bump in the road to enjoying what should be our golden years. Living in private homes means we’re responsible for any costs. From rising rates to that surprise plumbing emergency last week, it can all add up, bringing a heap of stress along with it.
If we decide to move to a retirement home or lifestyle village, we can have greater control over our finances with costs being fixed, so we have a more stable financial future.
Settler’s Lifestyle Villages can provide peace of mind in your piece of paradise
Don’t give up the good life; they’re called the golden years for a reason! Settler’s Lifestyle Villages offer a range of apartments to suit you and your lifestyle, as well as all the amenities and services that come with fantastic retirement living.
If you’re deciding when to move into a retirement home, why not come and visit us? Our happy and helpful team are just a phone call away from giving you a tour through our lovely facilities and talking you through your options. Get in touch with us today!