Getting ready to live in a retirement home often comes with excitement and a list of things to do on a timeline. To prepare, you’ll need to pack, possibly downsize and organize the move, as well as be ready emotionally. Our advice: take it step by step.
Ready for Retirement Living?
Your New Home Awaits
At Revera, we take a holistic approach to More Living in our retirement homes – from making your suite as comfortable as possible to supportive teams who can help you settle in. It’s about loving where you live and living where you’re loved.
Making the move to retirement living is as much about state of mind as it is about packing. There’s emotions, of course. Every move marks the end of an era, but also the beginning of another. We’re excited to show you what comes next, and that it includes meeting new people, and having new, meaningful experiences.
What to Take with You
The most important thing to remember is that this is your home. Ask for the measurements of your new suite so you know what will fit. Some people hire professional movers to make their move simpler. Pack mementos and personal items that make you happy and make your new suite a reflection of who you are with your own personal touch.
Choose How You Spend Your Time
Before you move into your new suite, you can start planning all the things you might get involved in. The people you might meet. Or even the best spot to relax in your own company. Take a look at the active living programs in the retirement home you’ve chosen. There’s probably something you already like doing or would like to try for the first time.
It’s happened. After all of the conversations, all of the thinking, all of the tours – the best option has been chosen. Congratulations. That’s a big deal. Now, how do most people make the most of whichever direction they chose? How do they get comfortable with the next stage? How do they get with the program, no matter what program that is?Read Settling In