When you envision the next stage of your life, it is surely one that will enhance your current lifestyle, not take a giant step back. Sixty-four percent of retirees plan to relocate at least once during their retirement, according to one study. Having a change of environment can be beneficial for one’s psychological well-being.
If you’re touring prospective retirement communities, you’re just in luck. We’ve gathered a list of factors to consider if you’re thinking of moving after retirement.
Consider the Cost of Moving
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not moving after retirement is the best choice, you need to consider how your overall expenses will change. The cost of living can vary significantly from state to state, and when you include the difference in taxes, moving could result in you having to fork out a larger sum of money each month. If you’re prepared for that financial change, then that’s one mental consideration checked off this list. For others who are looking to maintain their expenses or even cut them slightly, you may start researching the states with the best cost of living and taxes and compare these to your current financial situation.
Consider Proximity to Loved Ones
Moving after retirement means being exposed to more opportunities for social interaction with people you’ve never met, and it is so exciting to know you haven’t met all the people who are going to love you yet. However, as someone new in a state all by themselves, having to interact with new faces daily can easily wear you out. When your social battery runs low, it’s likely that you’ll be thinking about your friends, family, and other loved ones back home. Assess how well you’ll take being away from them if you decide to move, and you shouldn’t have to force yourself to be so emotionally strong all the time. We all need our support systems close to us, and your proximity to them is one of the biggest factors to consider.
Consider Climate and Amenities
Relocating to enter senior living means having to relearn everything about your environment, which includes many things from the climate you’ll live in, to the range of amenities you’ll have access to in the area. Check if there are medical facilities, shopping malls, great dining areas, and parks nearby, including everything else that you value. What about your ideal climate? Would you prefer living in a city that’s mostly sunny or are you interested in experiencing all four seasons? Can you see yourself hiking through snowy mountains or are you the type who prefers lounging at the beach? This is a huge driving factor for most retirees, and so it may be worth considering your ideal climate for your senior living.
Why Choose Conservatory At North Austin?
Our retirement community boasts a variety of floor plans and exclusive senior living programs to suit the needs of all older individuals. You can find amenities, services, and programs designed to ensure the highest level of personalized service for residents.
If you have any inquiries about our range of services, feel free to contact us today.