As age creeps up on you, you suddenly find yourself a couple of years shy of retirement and anxious about what’s to happen next. The anxiety one experiences is understandable; your whole life you’ve worked hard to earn for yourself and your family and suddenly it’s all stripped away from you. Now, your daily routine changes, and along with it, so do your health, finances, and way of life. However, getting accustomed to senior living does not have to be a chore. In fact, with a bit of advanced planning, you can avoid all the pitfalls your peers make and enjoy a stress-free and enjoyable retirement! How? Well, by managing the three pillars: health, wealth, and housing!
Planning For Your Health
According to a famous quote, if you have lost your health, you have lost something. To avoid such a situation, you must plan for how you’ll stay healthy throughout your retirement. As one ages, one may have to contend with issues such as sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass), vision and hearing issues as well as orthopedic issues, depending on family history. Do you have access to gyms, nutritious meals thrice a day, and green spaces to rejuvenate you? If the answer is no and these things are important to you, it may be worthwhile considering a retirement community that meets your needs. At Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay, you’ll have access to a comprehensive wellness program and healthy meals prepared by professional chefs.
Planning Your Finances
The math is simple, your salary stops (or reduces) while your expenses remain the same. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you have a while before retiring, you may want to have a look at your investments portfolio or speak to a trusted financial advisor. Remember, the best time to invest was 20 years ago but the second-best time is now! You may also want to consider availing senior benefits and discounts. You may also wish to hold off on claiming social security until you’re 70 as you will be able to get higher payouts. Tapping into your 401(K) is only useful in the short-term for repaying loans but you will lose out on employer contributions during this period. Planning your finances take time and some research so it’s best to start early!
Planning Where You’ll Live
Many people feel that downsizing their homes is the best option. By this age, your children probably have their own families and houses, and it may become more difficult to maintain a bigger home. A retirement community like ours is a great option to enjoy independent living whilst still enjoying socialization with peers. We offer state-of-the-art amenities such as a heated pool, movie theatre, Grande ballroom, beauty salon and spa along with a host of other services. If you are interested in such a lifestyle, do consider scheduling a free tour with us. If you choose to spend your retirement with us, you’ll be living in senior-friendly apartment homes and get to enjoy the host of activities we have planned for you.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay’s Retirement Community?
Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is dedicated to ensuring that our residents have all that they need for a comfortable retirement. We offer personalized assistance and support so that our residents can live their best lives during their stay with us.