Tips for Transitioning to a Retirement Community in Mississauga
Thursday Sep 16th, 2021
Choosing to downsize your home and move into a retirement community takes advanced planning and an openness to the idea of change. It can be a time in your life with mixed emotions and uncertainty, especially if you have lived in your home for a long time.
However, there are several steps that you can take to make your transition smoother:
Understand the benefits of downsizing to a retirement community
Understandably, you may feel somewhat reluctant about moving into a smaller home or new community. However, downsizing to a retirement residence does offer many benefits. It can relieve the stress associated with mundane activities, like scheduling transportation, grocery shopping, meal preparation and household chores. Without these daily worries, you can now enjoy more downtime by discovering new activities and fostering social connections.
Do your research
Mississauga offers a range of senior living options, including retirement homes, long-term care homes, supportive housing and seniors’ apartments. Each provides a senior-friendly environment with various services and levels of care. Before you decide on where you want to downsize, assess your situation and compare your needs with the amenities and services offered by each community.
Have a plan
Once you have a better idea of where you want to live, it’s time to do some research. You should:
• Make a list of the residences you are considering.
• Ask friends, family or community contacts to suggest reputable retirement communities.
• Visit a residence more than once.
• Stay and enjoy a meal, meet other residents and ask questions.
• Attend an event or open house.
• Arrange a guest stay to see how life in the community feels.
• Take time to explore your options.
Better yet, consider speaking with an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA). We have specialized training to help mature buyers and sellers with their unique real estate needs. With many connections within the senior housing market, we can also recommend the best retirement communities in Mississauga to suit your desired lifestyle and level of care.
If you or someone you love requires a compassionate and patient senior real estate specialist, contact me, Deborah Clerk at Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage in Mississauga.