Are you thinking about the next chapter of your life?

We’d like to help you prepare so your transition to retirement living goes smoothly.
Of course, there’s still a lot to think about when it comes to choosing an Independent Living community. It’s a big decision and will have a great impact on your golden years.
To help you ensure you make the right decision for your future, we’ve put together these four step-by-step tips:

1.Start thinking of what you’d like and ask the right questions.
When it comes to choosing a retirement community, there’s a lot to consider – including your needs, budget and lifestyle. To help make the right decisions, discuss your expectations with family and loved ones – because chances are, they’re already thinking about it too!

In fact, according to recent research, more than 75 percent of children with parents reaching retirement age have already considered their parents’ independent living options, even if they’ve never talked about it before.

2. Create a prioritized “wish list” for what your dream community will offer.
This will help you determine what retirement lifestyle you want – and don’t want – and make it easier to select the right community. Make sure to consider the importance of location, amenities and activities.

3. Don’t just visit – live it!
While a facility tour is a great way to see what your potential new home has to offer, it’s just the start. In addition to checking out the property, try getting into the swing of life at The Grand Constantia by booking into our “Welcome Suite” for a few days.

Even simple things – like eating lunch onsite or taking the community’s transportation system for a spin – can tell you a lot about living there. And the more you do to imagine your new life, the more confident you’ll be about your decision.

This is your life and you want to live the best life you can. Take control, and come and visit. We’d love to show you around.

4. Connect with residents and talk to them about their experiences.

Ask residents questions like:
What do you like about this community?
Are there any concerns I should be aware of before moving in?
How was your transition? Any tips?

If a trial stay isn’t an option, be sure to stop by again to say hello to the people you met on your initial visits. Building friendships with residents and staff before you move in will make you feel more at home once you transition.

Moving yourself or a parent or loved one to a senior living community can be one of the most difficult and emotional transitions a family can go through. We are more than happy to help families discuss their needs during this time and arrange a visit to The Grand Constantia. www.thegrandconstantia.com