Aging brings many new decisions—one of which is where to live during retirement. There are many options. You can choose to stay in your home, but you would be dealing with the continued maintenance costs and tasks. Another option is to sell your house, buy a recreational vehicle and travel, but it may not have quite the same comfort and convenience of home. Your kids may be welcoming and ask you to move into their home, but you value your independence and don’t want to become a burden to them. Your best option might be downsizing to a luxurious, full-service continuing care retirement community, where you’ll make many new friends and have so much fun!
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With the many changes occurring in the world, it’s more important now than ever to find ways to give back to our communities and each other. There are many people that have seen their lives upended or are just going through a difficult time and could use support. Now is as good a time as any to reach out and offer help to those who need it. Invest in the lives of others through volunteering.
As a senior, today’s technology may seem intimidating and confusing to use which is why you might not be all that familiar with what it can offer you. Technology makes it possible to have a wide range of entertainment options at your fingertips. Often, you only need a smartphone and a library card.
Nothing says spring like a good clear-out of unwanted items around the house. We can all benefit from dusting off the cobwebs and sprucing up our homes, especially now that we are home more often and have some free time. Seniors can significantly benefit from a deep clean and declutter as well. The stress that a dirty and cluttered house creates can be alleviated when you gather your family on Zoom, FaceTime, or WhatsApp when in-person gatherings might not be possible and help the senior in your life tidy up their home.
It’s always important to stay connected to the relationships that are meaningful to us. When families and friends are strewn across the country or the world, it can be hard to maintain those relationships. Add in a worldwide pandemic, and it may seem even harder to stay in touch with your loved ones. The good news is video conferencing technology — accessible, easy to use, and very often, free!