Are your children trying to convince you to move to a place where there are people around if you need them? A place where you can get your meals prepared for you when you don’t feel like cooking? A place where you can enjoy life instead of worrying about lawn mowing or snow removal? A place where you can maintain your independence while being part of a community? Are they suggesting you move to a retirement community? Lucky you if this is the case because obviously your children care about you.
So many retirees today tend to wait too long to make the decision to join a retirement community. Unfortunately, they wait until an event such as a fall happens or some other crisis occurs before they start looking at their options. A decision made during time of crisis is often not the same decision that would have been made when life was stable, mostly because there are not as many options available at that point. This is the main reason to NOT wait until other people are making your decisions for you or you have no options!
It costs nothing but your time to start learning about retirement communities and how they can benefit you. Retirement communities are not nursing homes. Find out for yourself. If you begin your research early, while you still have your health, you have more options and can make the choice you feel is best for you. At Parkwood Heights for instance, we have villas available for those people who still want to maintain a certain level of independence – yet have the security of knowing there is a staff person available 24 hours a day if you need help. The villas are a great place to start to experience a retirement community. Our current villa residents were happy to share their thoughts with you.
We also have Independent living apartments to rent as well as Assisted living apartments to rent and Patio Homes for sale – which makes something for everyone! It will be well worth your time and will offer you peace of mind to know what your options are.
Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have about Parkwood Heights or Senior Living. I would be happy to give you a tour or help you in any way possible to find what you are looking for.