Don’t leave it too late – making choices togethertip-dont-leave-too-late

It is encouraging to see that many people are coming to realise that if they make retirement choices now their children or relatives won’t have to make them later.

The reality is that, as we approach our golden years, there is an inevitable loss of family and close friends, which can create growing sense of isolation and loneliness. Moving in to a retirement community is becoming increasingly popular as an option that allows you to enjoy retirement in a safe and secure environment, lifting pressure from everyone.

Those who make their decisions sooner rather than later certainly benefit while most options are still available to them. Waiting until declining health conditions limit your prospects from ‘best-case-scenario’ to ‘whatever is available’ can be avoided with positive and honest planning.

Making sure the home you choose is the right one for you is paramount, and as the demand for this type of living increases it’s advisable to be proactive and do your homework now.

Those who have already made the move thrive in this new stage of their lives, with access to activities that encourage creativity and offer well being and, above all, camaraderie. It is especially important to feel that someone is watching out for your welfare. A retirement community can provide just such a support system.

Don’t fall into the trap of complacency. The time to choose the retirement community that will best support your needs is BEFORE the need arises.

Families need to stay positive and help relatives to look forward to improved circumstances, but equally a period of time is necessary to treasure memories and respect the process of letting go.

It’s a known fact that many retirement villages offer support and assistance with arrangements for transport, healthcare and the social aspect of day-to-day life offering residents significant levels of independence, Lincombe Manor Retirement Village is a perfect example of this. Set in one of the most prestigious locations in Torquay with magnificent sea views, there is a mix of modern and traditional apartments available for sale. Please contact us for details.

Don’t leave it too long and remember the three P’s – Perfect Preparation and Planning. We have a series of Top Tips available that will help you focus.