If you are ready to make the move to an independent living community but your spouse isn’t, you may be looking for tips on how to convince them. The trick is never to be forceful or demanding; instead, listen to what your spouse has to say, get to understand their concerns and address them one by one. In this article, we share with you some top tips on how to convince your spouse to move into senior living together.
Understand Their Concerns and Objections about Senior Living
The first thing to do is find out exactly why your spouse is so against the move. It may be that they are worried about no longer being able to participate in a hobby they enjoy, or they are unsure if switching doctors will have any effect on your health insurance. Others may have misconceptions about life in a senior living community.
To address these concerns and objections, do some research into senior living as well as the specific community you are looking to move into. If your spouse enjoys spa days, find out if there are amenities available at the facility or if there is one nearby. You may even want to schedule a tour at your desired senior living community and get your spouse to go along.
Empathize with Them
Although moving into a senior living community comes with many positives, making the move is never easy. For one, you will be leaving behind your house and years of memories. It may not be that your spouse is against the move, simply that they find it hard to let go, and that’s perfectly understandable. When that’s the case, sit down with them and discuss the benefits of making the move. You can also organize a moving out party and invite friends, family and neighbors to make the move easier.
Have A Plan
Moving out after years in the same house is never easy. You will have accumulated a ton of belongings, and you will have to decide what’s going and what’s not. You can rope in help from your children and loved ones, allowing them to take home anything they want and that’s not going with you. Looking into moving services and companies in advance of the move is also a good idea. That way, you will have a solid plan about what you need to do, dispelling your spouse’s anxiety.
Explore Senior Living at Discovery Village At Twin Creeks
If you are considering moving into a senior living community, we welcome you to check out Discovery Village At Twin Creeks. Our residents say it best – find out what they really think about life in our community before making your decision! We have 16 different types of apartments and cottages for you to choose from, and each comes with its own fully furnished kitchen and stainless-steel appliances. You can be assured that life with us is never dull – with our packed activities calendar, there will always be something to do!