Talking_WithRealize moving to a senior living community is a gift to your children and family. You’re relieving them of the burden of making decisions, selling your home, dealing with your belongings, and caring for you on short notice.

As you talk with them, explain your desire to stay in control and reduce your responsibilities. Help them see that moving is a very good thing. It opens the door to new friendships and opportunities. Nowhere else will you find more clubs, activities, special events and educational programs geared to your interests. With the chores taken care of and everyday necessities easily accessible, you’ll have more time and energy to enjoy it all.

While they might resist at first, they’ll quickly come to appreciate that you’re making your own decisions about your future. Ultimately, they’ll want you to be happy.