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3 Ways to Prepare Yourself Emotionally to Downsize to a New Community

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Moving day is on the way, and although your boxes may be packed, many seniors can feel a wide array of emotions when it comes to downsizing their homes. However, while these negative emotions are only natural, you shouldn’t allow them to convince you that this move isn’t the right change for you.

Here are the 3 ways seniors can manage the negative feelings surrounding a move.

Your Prioritizing Your Wellness

It is important for seniors to know that moving to a retirement community is not an indicator of declining health. It’s actually quite the opposite! Moving to a senior lifestyle community is an indicator that you’re PRIORITIZING your wellness and independence and are taking steps to MAINTAIN it!

Incidents of seniors falling in their homes are on the rise across America, and it has less to do with the seniors’ abilities and more to do with the unsafe designs of homes. Staircases and high cabinets are simply not designed for the needs of the average elderly person, while senior centers and community living homes are better suited for individuals with limited mobility.

You Still Possess Your Freedom and Independence

When you move to a senior community, you’re not giving up! Again – QUITE the opposite. You’re actually gaining more than you have now!

Imagine what is possible when you no longer have to even THINK about home maintenance, chores, and the other burdens associated with living on your own.

Moving to a retirement community actually provides you with MORE freedom than you currently have living at home!

There is Plenty of Fun Waiting for You at Your New Home

One of the most common misconceptions people have about senior communities is that they are stark environments with very little to do. This could not be further from the truth!

These communities provide residents with as many opportunities for fun and entertainment as possible and, no matter what kinds of hobbies you may normally enjoy, you will find activities that suit your interests and connect you with brand new friends.

Moving can be a stressful event for anyone, but the most important thing you can do is to understand your feelings and fears surrounding the move and to realize that this isn’t the end of your freedom, but the beginning of a brand new chapter in your life. Give our staff a call today at 610.696.4177 or visit us online to book an appointment and find the right home for you!

We’ll even offer you complimentary services to help make your move as easy and stress free as possible! Be sure to ask us about that when you reach out!


Written by Vantage Point Retirement

Vantage Point Retirement Living is a family-owned and -operated organization. In an industry increasingly dominated by large, national corporations, Vantage Point provides a trustworthy, local, and family-oriented alternative for people seeking a community they can proudly call home, either for themselves or for a loved one.

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