After you’ve retired from a career or raised a family or seen the world, you deserve to spend your days how you wish. We sometimes refer to this time as the autumn of your life, and autumn is, in many ways, the most beautiful of the seasons. It’s also a great time of year to make your way to the comfort and luxury of a senior living community that offers all the things you love to do. If you’re considering a move to senior living, take a look at these five reasons to start making your plans for this fall.
1. Fall is Off-Peak Time for Moving
Summer’s popularity drives up costs of moving companies, rental equipment, storage facilities and the like. Families with children most often move during the summer, while school is closed. The same is often true for recent college graduates moving to take new jobs. Avoid the rush and save money by delaying your move until fall.
2. It’s an Easier Time to Move
While summer may be the favored moving time for those with fast-paced lifestyles, moving in the fall affords some advantages for seniors who are more flexible. The days are generally cooler, while daylight still lasts well into the evening. If you have friends or family helping you move your things into your new apartment, you will all have an easier experience than at other times of year. Also, with their own kids back in school, your grown children may have more opportunity to lend you a helping hand.
3. Beat the Snowbirds
Florida has two seasons: hurricane season and snowbird season. Joking aside, around a million additional residents flock to Florida somewhere between the December holidays and St. Patrick’s Day. If you move to a senior living community in Florida, whether from out of state or down the road, you can make things a little easier by getting settled ahead of the rush of seasonal residents.
4. Spend the Holidays in Your New Community
Speaking of the holidays, picture settling into your own independent living apartment and decorating it by Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas. Get relocating out of the way before the busy period of parties and events, and start making new holiday memories in your new home.
5. Sell Your House at a Good Time
Living in your own, freestanding home can become lonely, especially if you don’t know your neighbors and your family lives far away. Safety concerns can arise, too. These are some of the reasons seniors decide to sell their homes and move to independent or assisted living. When you sell your house, you will want good timing. If you’re selling in Florida, the great news is, homes sell year-round. If you’re selling a house up north, you can list it in the late summer, still a great time to sell, with ample time to move to your new senior community.
Move into Aviva This Fall
Home is more than where you hang your hat. It’s where you start each day ready to pursue the things that give your life meaning. At Aviva’s Kobernick Independent Living, each unique senior apartment offers affordable pricing plus exciting customization options for a peaceful hideaway to call your own. Whether you love golf, cultural outings, or just relaxing on your own lanai, you will find plenty to make your days enjoyable. Our continuum of care also lets you age in place, transitioning to assisted living or other health and wellness services as you need.
Are you ready to learn more? It’s never too soon to browse floor plans or request a tour of our senior living campus.