Are you considering selling your home to downsize or move into a retirement residence? Or perhaps you have the opportunity to home-share with an adult daughter or son, in a mutually beneficial arrangement?
You may be considering leaving the family home with all that it represents - the place where your children were raised; the location where your oldest and best memories reside. For mature adults, the family home (or cottage) can represent and remind them of where the best years of their lives were lived and their favourite memories created.
Many seniors would prefer to keep living in their own home - this is also referred to as aging in place. There are lots of agencies and supports available to help this happen, but sometimes they aren't enough or perhaps aren't available in that area. Some of the situations that make a move the better option are:
- Home maintenance becomes too difficult to manage
- A major life event creates a need to consider moving
- The desire to live closer to children and/or grandchildren
- Financial considerations
- Home care/support services are not enough or are not available
If your are considering such a lifestyle change for yourself or a family member, please don't hesitate to call me. I'd love the opportunity to help. It takes a village to do more than raise a child!