Major life changes – move or stay, which is best for you?

One thing most everyone can agree on – life is always changing! You’ve finally retired and have the option of living wherever you want to.

Perhaps you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one and are feeling unsure about living life alone. Or maybe you don’t want to leave, you’re perfectly happy exactly where you are, but the house doesn’t quite fit you anymore. All of these and more are questions seniors (and others) face every day and many have found that discussing their options with someone who understands their circumstances and has the training and compassion to help them make the best decisions for them is just what is needed.

Maybe you’ve decided you’ve always wanted to live halfway around the world (retiring in a foreign country) or want the carefree lifestyle a retirement community offers. Both choices will require varying degrees of downsizing- choosing a retirement community might afford you more living space and an immediate circle of acquaintances, where moving abroad will most likely require you rid yourself of most of your worldly possession and probably leave behind your friends and start fresh in your new home.

Many are perfectly happy in their current living situation- they have their support system in place, know the neighbors and neighborhood but feel it’s time to freshen it up and clear-out some or most of the clutter, thus making it safer and easier to navigate. There are many new options that might not have been available when you last updated your home, such as grab bars disguised as toilet paper holders or oven doors that swing open.

Modifying your current living space to work for you as you age (Aging in Place) can be expensive but it might be worthwhile exploring, if for no other reason than to rule it out and look at other options.

These are just a few of the types of questions and opportunities that Smooth Transitions of Northwest Washington can assist you with, call or email us today, we’re here to help! 360-927-3448, [email protected]