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Will Your Next Move Be Ruled by Choice or Circumstance?

Friday Jun 17th, 2016


Deciding to move should be a time full of anticipation and joy for the next phase of your life. But, for some people, especially seniors, the opposite can be true. Oftentimes, it can be a chapter full of anger, stress or sadness when they are being urged to make a move that isn’t their own choice or aren’t ready for.

As we age, there comes a tipping point where we can no longer take care of our homes. Many of us know that this time will come for our parents and even us, but it’s a topic of discussion that rarely comes up.

When major life changes come into play, like health issues or the death of a spouse, oftentimes the need to relocate due to circumstances necessitates a hasty move. And, we all know that stress-filled moments like these are never the best time to make big decisions that will impact the rest of our lives.

Thankfully, there is an alternative. By making plans early on in your golden years, you have the time to discover what your future options might be, what kind of lifestyle you want to live and where. You are in full control of your future and can make the best long-term decisions for you.

Working with an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) is a great first step in this process. Here are a few ways that we can help:

• Talk to you – Even by investing just one hour of your time talking with an ASA, you will walk away knowing so much more about your options as it relates to your future move. 

• Provide clarity – If you are not sure if you should stay in your current home or move, an ASA can provide you with questionnaires designed to help you discover the pros and cons of moving.

• Research for you – An ASA can research and present all of your available options for future housing, all the way from active adult lifestyle and retirement communities to extended care facilities.

• Help you “age in place” – If remaining in your current home is of the utmost importance, an ASA can help you “age in place” by recommending contractors who specialize in renovations to help seniors stay in their homes longer.

• Connect you with trusted financial experts – Understanding the financial implications of remaining in your home versus moving largely depends on your financial situation. An ASA can put you in touch with financial advisors who can help you plan for your future, as it relates to your financial snapshot.

• Open the lines of communication with your family – One of the best ways an ASA can help you is by facilitating a conversation between yourself and your family, so they understand your wishes as it relates to your next move.

Don’t let circumstance rule the rest of your golden years. By considering your options now, you can have full control and choice as to how, when and where your next move will take you. 

To learn more about how an ASA can help you, please feel free to contact me to set-up an appointment to chat.

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