People are living longer and are healthier lives than ever before. It is essential that we make some good decisions about what we are going to be doing and where we are going to live while we can still be active participations in our futures.
Fortunately, the options are numerous but you need to think ahead. You can stay in your home and modify it to suit your changing needs (think wheelchairs and walkers), or you can stay in the same community but move to a different setting. If your house is too big and you would like something on one floor, or something newer and more efficient you can consider custom designing a new home, purchasing a manufactured home or using a modular or prefabricated designed to make things easier for you. If you are ready for a change in climate or want to move closer to your children in another region of the country you can also chose among several options, whether it be as retirement community, senior housing apartments or a retirement or an assisted living facility. Many people who retire chuck it all and purchase a luxury recreation vehicle and spend years traveling around the county. If you live alone you might want to investigate the idea of Shared Housing, Co-Housing, or Elder Cottage Housing Opportunities.
It is important to investigate all of these factors and weigh the pros and cons of each. This site will be to help you think through some of the problems that will be facing you as you reach retirement age and hopefully help you come to some decisions about whom you want to be and where you want to live now that you have finally grown up.