Moving to a retirement residence is a big step and one that you may have mixed feelings about. As it is a big decision, you probably want to take your time over it and make sure that you have chosen the right retirement residence for you.
We have found that many of the residents at retirement homes often regret not having moved sooner. The benefits of living in a retirement residence are many in number. Here are 7 reasons why you should not wait any longer to fully enjoy your retirement.
1. It’s not as expensive as you think
When you add up the costs that you are already paying on a month to month basis such as your mortgage, property tax, home insurance, utility bills, and other expenses, all of a sudden, staying in a retirement residence may even be cheaper for you.
2. You’ll be more active than ever
Retirement residences have a great deal of activities to offer their residents. The days of the residents just sitting around and not doing anything are no more. You will be able to relax in your own private suite, or enjoy a vibrant social life in the communal areas. There are often fun get togethers, bingo, fitness classes and many other engaging activities to take part in. You could even start a new hobby or make some great friends.
3. Healthcare will be close by
Knowing that there is trained medical expert staff close by can be a great comfort. Professional nurses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This allows you to enjoy all of the benefits of an independent lifestyle with the peace of mind knowing that you are close to medical professionals that are familiar with your specific needs and medical history.
4. They are secure
You will not have to worry about your personal safety at your retirement residence. The doors will all be secured with modern locks that only residents and staff will be able to use. There will also be round the clock security on hand should you have any concerns about who is on the property at any time of the day or night. Knowing that you have nothing to worry about when it comes to the safety of yourself and your belongings is a great comfort to many residents. This allows them to focus on the many fun activities available to them.
5. You’ll never have to shovel a driveway again!
That’s right! You will not have to do any home maintenance ever again. That includes mowing the lawn, using a snow blower, and even cleaning the dishes. You will be able to sit back relax and fill your days with activities that you enjoy. This can be a very exciting time for you as you will be able to use this time to spend with family if you choose to.
6. The food is great!
You will find that the food not only tastes great, but is also very healthy. You will be able to enjoy a varied menu. You can eat this either in your private suite or in the dining room with your new friends. If you have any special dietary requirements then all you have to do is ask.
7. Transportation services
You will be able to take trips to the local shopping malls, buy any groceries that you need and get out and about to see local sights and get out and about on days when the weather is pleasant.