When Should You Make the Move?

[Updated: September 23, 2020 | Published: October 16, 2019]

Making the decision to remain in your home or downsize during retirement can be challenging and overwhelming. Those who’ve determined they want to move to a community often contemplate when the perfect time to move is and how this transition will affect day-to-day living. 

Recently, we asked some of our residents when and why they decided to join our community. Their advice may surprise you. 

After four homes plus apartments over 40 years, my wife and I decided to go for freedom! Freedom from caring for space we didn’t need, wondering what will need fixing next or how we would tackle downsizing if our health and energy deteriorated.” — Gene Cahall

Many believe senior living communities are only for those who need extra assistance or aren’t able to age in place. However, our residents expressed that moving in good health was the best decision because they were able to enjoy all the community had to offer. 

“We wanted to move while we were able to make the decision together about where we would spend the rest of our lives. We wanted to be healthy and able to enjoy all the possible activities at Friendship Village of Dublin.” — Jean and Preston Forbes

Sharing Friendship Village of Dublin with a significant other is an additional perk in moving sooner rather than later. Couples are able to create social connections, participate in numerous activities around the community and continue to do what they love — together. 

With LifeCare services, exceptional living opportunities and an on-site private medical practice, residents are free to enjoy retirement knowing they are taken care of for life. Plus, they’re free to follow their passions, creating the retirement they’ve always imagined.

The most important factor when moving to a senior living community is that you’re prepared and excited for the transition. Consider these helpful tips from our residents to help determine the best time for you and your loved ones. 

Are you looking for a community that lets you thrive in retirement? Friendship Village of Dublin offers an all-inclusive retirement experience that brings together social connection, high-end amenities and holistic LifeCare services — all for a steady rate, regardless if your needs or circumstances change as you age. If you’re interested in learning more about our community, schedule a safe, socially distanced visit.

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