The Upside to Downsizing - Part 4
Even if you, a family member, or friend is not quite ready to downsize, it’s always a good idea to at least start thinking about it, and maybe even begin to develop a plan. The first article gave an overview of downsizing, and the other two articles covered topics such as the steps to getting started and making decisions on what to keep and not to keep.
Another thing to consider are the benefits of downsizing:
- If you want to move, you’re not just moving to a new location – you’re moving to a new stage of life.
- The less you keep or take with you, the less you’ll have to worry about and take care of.
- You’ll have more time and energy for those interests and activities that mean the most to you.
- You’ll have the opportunity to learn something new – it’s never too late.
- If you need additional care, it’s available.
Depending on your age and health, there are many options available – active over-55 communities, independent living, assisted living, staying in your own home with home health services. Just remember, downsizing does not have to be scary. There are many resources out there to help you. Check out www.50andbeyond.com for a comprehensive list of what is accessible to you, family members, and friends. Help is a phone call or click away.