Revera Retirement Living – Recognizing that you’re ready for a change

 And ensuring you’re living the life you want. 

We know it’s all about freedom and independence. And we also know that age is just a number; you’re still you, no matter how many birthday candles you’ve blown out. Getting older isn’t so much about the end of something as it is the beginning of something new. The next stage. What we’re talking about is freedom and independence, and how best to ensure you’re living the life you want, on your terms. The where and how, that’s up to you. 

Still, things change. There’s no denying that as we age, our needs become different. What was once a breeze — household chores, running up the stairs, taking care of the everyday — can become a pain, the very things that get in the way of enjoying life. So, if it’s really about freedom, then a change may be in order. 

It’s helpful at all stages of our life, but particularly in older age, to reflect on your health and ask yourself whether where you are living gives you the best opportunity to do what you want. 

For example: 

  1. Can you comfortably manage your daily personal and care needs? 
  2. Are there any areas of your life where you could use some help to live as independently as possible? 
  3. Are there any risks to your safety or well-being in your home? 
  4. Has your ability to make sound decisions about your own health and well-being changed? 
  5. Are you able to manage your own money? 

There are no right or wrong answers. The point is to begin thinking about why a change might actually be a good thing, something to look forward to, not avoid. Take your time here. 

Talk it out with your children and your friends. The point is to begin thinking about this now, so that when it comes time to make a decision, you’re not rushed. 

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