He recognized an inner child in all of us, a younger version of ourselves harboring new fears as time suddenly found us in the middle of the “golden” years.
“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
Exactly. How did buying a first house suddenly fade and re-emerge as a search for a new home, a Senior Retirement community? Was it the reality of maintenance, taxes and insurance? Or was it a diagnosis requiring medical assistance? Perhaps a spouse progressively forgetting small events or names? Suddenly you were moved in some way to start thinking of Independent, Assisted and perhaps even Memory Care options. It’s a big step and one where the first leap is yours.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
“ Yes, the choice is yours but putting the pieces together to make the best choice is better done when working with experts. Having guidance from someone such as a Transition Consultant leads to a solid understanding of the services and amenities offered by each Senior Living Option. Each community is different and requires not only a personal tour but a knowledgeable tour guide. Putting the personal and financial information together to make an educated decision is best done over a period of time when being pro-active is an option. Decisions are difficult when done in time of a crisis.
“Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.” You want to be a long term resident, not the resident who moves more than once because of choosing a community not meeting their needs. Maybe the price was right. There is more to a community than price. Maybe a friend loved the facility and it met their needs. Services and amenities need to match the individual. Reach out to a Bridge to Better Living® expert to discover how each Retirement Living Option meets your criteria. It is a difficult journey. Make your steps worthwhile.
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”