Autumn and Retirement Living: Why Fall Is a Good Season to Move to a Senior Living Community
Published on September 11, 2020
Autumn is a season full of warm sunshine, refreshing temperatures, and colourful leaves, but it is also a time to clean out gutters, rake and prepare for snow and ice removal. These tasks may not be a challenge for a large family, but if you are a senior living alone, taking this on can feel overwhelming. If annual autumn cleanup is just one of the many burdens you struggle to manage, here is why you should consider moving to a senior living community in the fall.
Autumn Is a Good Time to Move to a Retirement Community
There is a reason why most people move in the spring and early summer. The weather is great, the kids are on summer break, and people are more inclined to take time off to manage the moving process. However, since moving companies are in greater demand during this time, scheduling a move to a retirement home is often more difficult. You may also have to pay premium rates to move during this busy season.
One of the reasons why it is good to move into retirement living in autumn is that you are choosing a season that is not as busy. You will have an easier time accessing the services you need to help you move during the autumn than you would during the spring and early summer.
Benefits of Moving to a Senior Community in Autumn
Move before Snowfall
There is no time more frustrating to move than during the winter. Just imagine dragging boxes and furniture through ice and snow or paying for extra services to get your items out of your old home. By moving before the snow falls, you can avoid the messiness and frustrations of a winter move.
Relax and Prepare before the Winter Holidays
When you move into a senior community in autumn, you have ample time to prepare for the holidays. Moving can be stressful, so if you move at during autumn, you have a few months to recuperate and adjust to your new surroundings before the winter holidays. You will have time to decorate your new living quarters and invite your friends and loved ones to visit you. There are many socialization activities at senior communities, so even if you enjoy the holidays alone or live far from your loved ones, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded seniors.
Better Transportation Services
If you live in an area that is prone to ice and snow, chances are you dread the weekly errands run. When you move to a retirement living community in autumn, you can take advantage of the community’s transportation services, such as door to door shuttle bus service. This means you will have an easier time running errands at the grocery store, bank and other common destinations.
Another benefit of moving to a retirement living community in the fall is that you get to participate in onsite life enrichment activities every day. Some of the activities may include chair yoga, art workshops, chess matches, and more. You can stay active while spending most of your time in the retirement community, without drudging through snow and bracing winter winds. You won’t need to go anywhere to exercise at the gym or meet with your book club because that’s all available onsite.
Why Choose V!VA Retirement Communities for Retirement Living?
If you have been putting off moving into a retirement community because you are waiting for the perfect time, the time is just around the corner! Autumn is almost here and there are so many benefits of moving into a retirement community during this season. Not only will you get better rates from your moving company, you will also have the time to settle in before the hectic holiday season. If you need help finding the right place to retire, we’ve got you covered.
V!VA Retirement Communities offers incredible senior residences with a variety of great benefits, such as:
Three healthy and delicious meals daily and available anytime* throughout the day
Freshly baked snacks and gourmet coffee and teas provided in the charming Perks! Café
Scheduled shuttle bus service to area stores and attractions
Weekly suite housekeeping services
Weekly flat-linen laundry service
Emergency response system and 24-hour staffing
State-of-the-art fire safety system
Complete suite maintenance including plumbing and major appliance repair
Our assisted living experience includes even more. Ongoing healthcare, as well as help with daily chores, and companion services are just some of the additional benefits of our assisted living residences.
Aside from a comfortable place to live, we provide our Community Members with a safe, trustworthy environment where they can build friendships that stand the test of time. We care about our seniors and that is reflected in the care provided by our Team Members.