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One of the most common refrains we hear from people interested in the Asbury lifestyle is "This community is great, but I'm just not ready yet.” The most common regret we hear after a move: “I wish I had done this sooner!”
The gap between these two statements can be years – years that could be spent enjoying the freedom from home maintenance, new friendships and events, and the financial predictability offered by moving when you are healthy and ready to take advantage of the opportunities you'll find in a continuing care retirement community.
When doing research on retirement living options, consider timing – specifically how certain factors may affect a move.
The “I’m not ready yet” statement typically comes from the heart. But having the retirement you want often comes down to logical decisions – and having the energy to tackle some of those unavoidable issues like downsizing your house. By factoring in health, the housing market and the economy, you will see the gap between “not ready yet” and “I should have done this sooner” start closing.
The critical first step is to start researching the options and make a plan. There are many options available to support aging well in various settings. The key is not waiting too long!