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Best Age to Move Into a Continuing Care Retirement Community

July 2019

As you age, you may begin to think about downsizing your home or moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). However, for adults still living an active lifestyle, deciding when to move into a CCRC may be a difficult decision. After all, some people associate retirement communities with “old” people or the need for assisted living care. This misconception leads many to feel they’ve not yet reached the age when a CCRC is necessary.

Those who do the research and make the decision earlier rather than later may be pleasantly surprised at how much living in a CCRC positively impacts their life. It’s natural to feel hesitant or nervous about making a big life transition, but a CCRC may actually allow you to live a happier and healthier lifestyle. So the best age to start thinking about a continuing care retirement community is actually as soon as you can. Most CCRCs have an age that you must be before moving in. Individuals aged 60 and above may move to Cornwall Manor. The following are some of the many benefits of living in a CCRC.

  1. Secure a Plan for Your Future – The future contains many variables that you cannot control. Some wait until their health declines to make any sort of move. When that happens, usually family members get involved to collectively make a decision for you. However, making a plan before healthcare services are needed will allow you to make your own decisions, give you peace of mind and give you to enjoy the present. Many of our residents will tell you that they wished they moved here sooner. Enjoy the lifestyle, take advantage of the amenities and services offered and get acclimated to the community before you need healthcare.
  2. Sell Your House in Leisure – While you may be hesitant to leave your long-time home, procrastinating can lead to a lot of stress later on. The process of selling your house may take a long time — including cleaning out and downsizing, making repairs, getting the house ready to sell, putting it on the market and more. The earlier you begin these steps, the better. Cornwall Manor also offers flexible entrance fee plans if you have not sold your house before moving.
  3. Simplify Your Life – CCRCs mean maintenance-free living. No mowing the lawn or raking leaves. When you move to one of these communities early on, you can stop spending your time on things on maintenance. Once the demands of home ownership are removed, you’ll feel freer to take on new challenges, meet new people and explore a new interests.
  4. Increase Your Social Opportunities – Some people are afraid that moving to a CCRC will isolate them, taking them away from the friends and neighbors they’ve known for years. The truth is that retirement communities can actually give you more time to spend with your existing friends and increase your opportunities to make new friends. Plus, many communities host social events that you can use to interact and have fun.
  5. Broaden Your Interests – Choices, choices, choices. Our residents will tell you that 24 hours in a day does not give them enough time to take advantage of all the lectures, concerts, programs, book clubs, special interest groups and more that they want to experience. From fitness classes to learning a new hobby, there’s no end to the intellectual stimulation and activities able to promote your overall well-being.

Consider Making the Move to Cornwall Manor

Now that you know all the benefits an early move to a CCRC can bring to your life, why wait? We invite you to contact us for more information about moving to Cornwall Manor to discover all that our retirement community can offer you.