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What to Look for in a Retirement Community

What to Look for in a Retirement Community

Did you know that according to Smart Asset, Florida is the TOP state of choice for retirees making the transition into the next portion of their lives? Yep, close to 80,000 retirees chose to make Florida their new homes. That’s almost 30,000 more than the second state in the rankings, Arizona. And why not? Florida boasts great health care options, beautiful scenery, and warm weather virtually all year long. We have a booming economy here and Florida is a friendly place for retirees because it does not tax income withdrawals coming from retirement. We definitely have a little slice of paradise here on the Space Coast and we should know. We travel the county assisting so many of you with your Brevard County moves. A Mother’s Touch Movers has over 30 years of experience helping our incredible customers with a fully customized moving experience. From start to finish (and everything in between) we have you covered. We love assisting all of you and especially love how eager retirees are to finally call Florida home. Are you considering a move to the sunshine state and wonder what type of community is best for you? If so, read on for some tips.


Before you choose where you want to live, you need to determine what your needs are. One of the benefits of some retirement communities is that they offer scaled care as your needs change. If you are currently living independently without the need for any additional assistance, your choices are virtually endless and can be based purely on wants. If you expect that you will need assistance of some kind at some point, you will want to choose a place that offers skilled care as needed. Access to medical care becomes invaluable as we age so that makes choosing a prime location significant as well.


Now that you know what your medical needs are, you can narrow down communities. Start with things that you value. Is socialization important to you? If so, you will want to find a retirement community that offers amenities to that end. Socials, dances, parties, and clubs are ways that many seniors stay active and current. Look for a community that has much to offer in this area if a great social life is something you desire.


Are you active? Do you want to remain so well into your golden years? You are in luck! Many retirement communities structure their days around activities. Gyms, golf courses, tennis courts, and more are a staple in these neighborhoods.


Do you want to be rid of yard maintenance for good? Are you tired of all the work it takes to mow the lawn, weed the garden, and make sure your landscaping is just so? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will want to find a retirement home that has lawn maintenance built in. You can kiss yardwork good-bye and say hello to some extra downtime.


No matter where you eventually land, please know that A Mother’s Touch Movers is here to help you every step of the way. We are a moving company serving Viera, Merritt Island, and Melbourne, FL. Contact us today for more information.