Seattle Seniors Choosing Active Senior Living



Perhaps you or a loved one are approaching or have reached the point of retirement. Thoughts about what to do with your time for the remainder of your life has probably more than just crossed your mind. The bottom line is, however, now you get to choose what to do with your time. As an aging senior, if you're looking to lead an active lifestyle, the options abound. Ideas that come to mind right away, particularly in a city like Seattle include volunteering at the local animal shelter or soup kitchen, joining a ski club, making a regular tour of the little shops and eateries with friends, or perhaps trying out a new hobby you've been looking at but have never had the time to do. More seniors are living longer lives in retirement, but what you do with your time is completely your decision. However, one coming thread for everyone is the reality that a more active lifestyle will lead to a better quality of life.

Trading in your current home for a taste of care-free independent senior living in a Seattle retirement community.

With the kids gone, that big house seems more of a burden than a luxury. What would you do with all that space? Do you really need it, or would you be better off passing of the headache of upkeeping your home on to a new owner? Many seniors have found after living in a place for much of their adult lives, their home has quite a bit of equity that could be liquidated to cash in on a more affordable and more all-inclusive lifestyle. You might also find that you feel isolated and are missing out on the opportunity to enjoy new experiences living in close proximity to other active seniors. In 1960 people would live an average of four years beyond the age of 65. Now seniors are living almost 20 years on average beyond their 65th birthday. The reported burden for the cost of housing also continues to rise, as reported by seniors. Independent living retirement communities were created for seniors who live active lifestyles but don't want the hassle of dealing with all the chores and the headache of property upkeep. Independent Living has different housing options like a condo or townhome style, apartment, or private rooms. They will also offer living areas and some even laundry and dining options.

What is the right senior living option for me?

Moving from a home in a familiar environment is a decision that should take some careful consideration. It's best to evaluate a few questions to help you make the right senior living decision. Ask yourself some very revelatory questions.

  1. Is my cost-of-living more than it needs to be for my anticipated income over the next 10 - 20 years?
  2. Is my home too large for the amount of upkeep required?
  3. How close is my nearest family?
  4. How often am I around close friends?
  5. Am I up for a new opportunity and adventure in life?
  6. If I could be anywhere in the world where would it be, and is my current obligation of a home keeping me from the mobility that I need?
  7. Will my current home be suitable for my living needs over the next several years?
  8. How much equity is in my current assets that would allow me freedom to pay for my next move?

No doubt there are some substantial considerations to be made whatever your next decision in life. In Seattle, there are a number of senior living opportunities. However taking all of these things in mind, the best senior living decision for you is your decision. The good news is senior living communities like The Savoy at Lake City make the possibility of a bright future more of a reality.

Posted by The Savoy Lake City 62+ Community Seattle on 11/14/2016
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