Life’s transitions can be exciting. Remember when your parents dropped you off at college or you moved into your first apartment? Change can also be intimidating. Seasoned couples often joke about the challenges of the first years of marriage, and most people know how difficult it can be to juggle expenses as you set out on your own. The transition to senior living is just like any other change. The first days and weeks can be challenging. On the other side of those challenges is a better, happier, more fulfilling life.
Back when you were fighting traffic, dealing with difficult bosses, wrangling screaming toddlers, and balancing the competing demands of many roles, you might have fantasized about retirement to get through the day. What did your fantasy look like? Most seniors say they want to stay in their homes. Yet many find that this decision actually constrains their freedom and becomes increasingly isolating. For many seniors, senior living offers a chance at the retirement they always fantasized about—but without all the work.