A common question among prospective CCRC (continuing care retirement community) residents is, “When is the best time to make the move?” There is no right answer to this question because everyone’s situation is different and unique. If you wait too long, you risk missing out on some of the very reasons people are attracted to these communities in the first place. It doesn’t get easier as you get older.
If you feel that a continuing care retirement community is right for you, we have provided a few reasons why you may want to consider moving sooner rather than later. We hear this over and over again – “we wish we had done this 2 years earlier”!
Services and Amenities: One of many benefits of living in a CCRC is the ease of the “lock it and leave it” lifestyle. This along with the perks, such as wellness activities, housekeeping, transportation and maintenance, take place within the community, but CCRCs are increasingly providing ways for residents to stay involved in the broader community through volunteerism, adult education classes, and more. Moving earlier allows residents to more fully enjoy and benefit from socializing and staying involved.
Wellness Programs: CCRCs such as Crestview, strive to help residents stay healthy and live independently as long as possible. Health and wellness programs include access to qualified fitness professionals, water aerobics in a heated pool, fitness centers, low-impact aerobics/stretch classes, and yoga classes, just to name a few.
Friendships: Residents of CCRCs say that one of the best things about the community in which they live is the friendships they have formed with other residents and staff members. Those who wait too long to make the move may not have the time to develop meaningful relationships, which can be particularly helpful as part of a support network. There are also many emotional benefits to having a group of friends that share common interests.
Smooth Transition: Moving is never an easy process, but it only gets more difficult with time. Downsizing your “attic treasures” become more difficult as you age. Those who are able and in good health can handle the transition better and usually embrace the new chapter in life. Waiting too long only seems to add complications to the move. “The best gift you will ever give your kids” – is another motto here at Crestview. Come and join our family, and see what it means to have the peace of mind that comes with moving into a premier retirement community. Recently voted “Best of Bryan – 2018” we bring the rare combination of value, peace of mind and community, all into one beautiful, active lifestyle. Go to our website and see what makes Crestview so special. www.mrccrestview.org.