When we come into this world the first persons we encounter are our parents who are always there for us. Then come the siblings. From that point forward all the important decisions and life events are shared with family. The family unit is formed and remains with us throughout our lives. Mutual affection, trust and a sense of responsibility are the things that strengthen this wonderful relationship.
As we age it is this family relationship that allows us to start a conversation, an exchange of ideas about the available options and potential benefits of making a move to a continuing care retirement community at this time in our lives. The time is now, while parents are healthy and children are busy with careers and children of their own.
We all want to make our own decisions about how, when and where we plan to live our lives. From the time we leave home as young adults we are making informed decisions on how and where we live based on many factors, economic, social or geographic ...and yes, many of these decisions are influenced by, you guessed it... family.
The decision to move to a retirement community is as important as any in one's lifetime, so why not use the tried and true method of communicating as a family, let's learn about it together.