You’ve spent your life working towards the American dream – whatever that dream looks like to you. Now that you’ve reached retirement, we hope you’ve reached all of your goals and more. But if owning a large home was one of them, is it still something you want as you get older?
Downsizing your home is something to consider for many reasons, and retirement is the perfect age to do so. Now that you have more free time on your hands, you should be able to spend it doing activities you enjoy, being with family and friends, and maintaining your health – not maintaining a large home and property. Downsizing can help you live your best life during retirement.
Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons people downsize their homes by moving into a Life Plan community in New Jersey or Delaware.
Freedom from Worries and To-Do Lists
One of the joys of downsizing is getting rid of the day-to-day worries and stress you’ve dealt with for so many years, especially concerning taking care of your home. All Springpoint senior living communities offer maintenance-free living. Here’s what one resident has to say about her decision to downsize:
“(Before I moved here), I found myself spending more time worrying about snow removal, repair men coming to fix things and shopping to keep up my cooking and cleaning routines. Living here gives you so much freedom and independence.” – Lucy P., resident at Monroe Village
Just Enough Space in Your New Home
When you think about downsizing your home, what do you envision? If you think you’ll be forced to move into a tiny apartment with no room think again. Our communities offer a variety of floorplans with varying levels of square footage, depending on how much space you’re looking for. Don’t take our word for it, read what Paula, Fred and Ruth think:
“Then there’s my apartment. I love it! It’s both spacious and convenient and my furniture and artwork fit in beautifully. Best of all, I don’t have to worry about cooking and cleaning; all that housewifely drudgery is done for me!” – Paula W., resident at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor
“In 2008 as a gift to our big family, Fred and I decided to downsize while we were able. So here we are at Winchester Gardens our home since 2009. We love our villa which has scenic views of the beautifully landscaped grounds.” – Fred & Ruth R., residents at Winchester Gardens
Living Near Countless Friends & Activities
Downsizing also brings the possibility of living in a community surrounded by people with like qualities, characteristics, and interests. Plus, since downsizing to a retirement community gives you more free time and less stress, you’ll also have more time to meet your neighbors and participate in events and activities with them. Here’s what one resident thinks of these social opportunities that come with downsizing:
“We are so delighted with the openness to new ideas we have found at Crestwood Manor, and the willingness to have new residents share their talents and interests with everyone.” – Karen B., resident at Crestwood Manor
Home is Where Your Heart Is
Downsizing can seem to be intimidating, but it can also be a transition to a world of full of wonderful opportunities. Many residents tell us they feel a weight lifted once they make the move to our community and get out from the burden and stress that comes from owning and maintaining a large home and/or property. You can find a place that still feels like home, but offers the perfect amount of space for you.
“While I loved my old house, The Oaks is my new home. It is the best place for me to be. My family is happy for me and I am happy to see them smile when I talk about The Oaks. It’s been the perfect place to call home.” – Richard S., resident at The Oaks at Denville
Independent living in a Springpoint Life Plan community means comfortable, active living now with peace of mind for your future. You’ll have everything you need for an invigorating life, with spacious, maintenance-free independent living options, an abundance of wellness opportunities to enrich your mind, body and spirit, and a full continuum of care to ensure your needs will be met, all in the community you already love.
For more information about life at any of our communities, please contact us today.