Have you found yourself wondering what life will look like as you get closer to retirement? Even if that day is still five or even ten years away, the next chapter of your life isn’t as far off as you think. In fact, those years leading up to your retirement can pass in a whirlwind, and when your retirement day finally comes, you don’t want to worry about what’s next.
There are many places you could choose to retire, that’s why researching retirement communities early is so beneficial. It’s important to explore all options available to ensure you end up spending this new season in a place that you truly love and enjoy.
So, then what is the key to effectively planning for retirement? In short, it’s important to plan early. And when we say early, we do mean four to five years in advance, at the minimum.
Retirement communities like those offered by Silverstone Living offer vibrant, active independent living for adults aged 62 and better. With Silverstone Living, you can move into a beautiful, spacious apartment and maintain the lifestyle you’ve grown accustomed to –without all the hassle of home maintenance!
Planning your retirement early can offer you the following benefits:
You Can Find Exactly What You’re Looking For
Researching senior living communities should not be taken lightly. After all, this is the next place you’ll call home, it’s important to find just the right place to compliment the lifestyle you’ve enjoyed. By beginning your search years in advance, you can take tours of various communities, visit often and get a sense of how you feel at each one. Are the residents and staff warm, friendly and make you feel welcome? Are there health services and additional support available if your needs change? Is there enough to keep you active, inspired and connected? Starting your search for a retirement community early gives you plenty of time to find a place that’s just right for you.
You’re Less Likely to Run into Communities that are Full
Imagine you’ve found a retirement community you love, inquire about move-in dates and learn that there are no residences available. It’s not uncommon to run into this very issue if you’ve waited too long to find a retirement community. The good news is, you’re less likely to be turned away if you begin your search years before you retire. Starting early can help ensure you’ll snatch a residence or secure a spot on a wait list at the retirement community you’ve fallen in love with.
You Can Get Involved with the Community Before You Move In
Giving yourself plenty of years to find a retirement community means that when you finally find the right one, you’ll have time to get acclimated to the community’s surroundings and culture before moving in. An immediate move into a senior living community can be challenging and emotional, leaving you feeling homesick. By securing a residence at a community early on, you can start to participate in community events and activities, get to the know the staff and socialize with current residents at an easy pace. These efforts will help you feel relaxed and at-ease once you’ve finally reserved a new home and are coordinating your move.
Confident Financial Planning
Like any purchase or investment, it’s important to consider the price and monthly expenses of a senior living community, and to find a community that best meets your financial situation. By starting your search early, you can take the time you need to learn how each financial structure works and choose a community that fits comfortably within your budget.
This next chapter of your life can be exciting, however it’s important to choose wisely as you successfully prepare for your future, that’s why we recommend starting your search for a senior living community as early as possible to give you plenty of time to find the location, amenities, services and people that can support you when life changes. At Silverstone Living, our Life Plan Communities offer independent living and assisted living options while our At Home by Hunt program offers individuals the ability to remain in own homes for the rest of their lives. Silverstone Living has comprehensive living options based on the individual preferences of adults aged 62 or better.
So, from fine dining, clubs and group outings to social and enrichment opportunities, you’ll find a warm, friendly and active lifestyle you won’t want to miss! If you’re ready to find out more about our community and discuss living options, current availability and waitlist options that will fit your timeline, contact us today.