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Embracing Change: How Seniors Can Thrive During Transitions

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." — John F. Kennedy.

Change is one of the few unavoidable constants in life. Quite the oxymoron. While you may long for the days when the house rocked with the rhythms of family life, and actually miss the daily chaos of juggling everybody’s needs, alas, there is no going backward. The good news is the path forward can be joyful and rewarding as you embark upon a new stage of life that is singularly focused on you. Your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Your active social life. Your fun. This is your time.

That said, embracing change is a process. We tend to think of the term “coming of age” in relation to kids entering adulthood. The same precept can be applied to your ascendence into the golden years. Your senior Bar Mitzvah as it were. Today, you are becoming a senior. This is a milestone to be celebrated. Yes, there will be a period of adjustment and the inevitable challenges of aging. A positive attitude and supportive environment can help you cruise through these life transitions to your next destination: A rich, fulfilling life. 

A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way

None of us has a crystal ball to map out every aspect of the future. But with a little planning and forethought, we can certainly ease the stress of the anticipated changes looming on the horizon.  For example, it’s never too early to start planning for retirement. Leaving a long-term career is a significant life passage. Many find it hard to even say the R word, let alone commit to a final departure date. It is helpful to thoroughly assess your finances in advance and create a retirement budget you are comfortable with. It’s also worthwhile making a list of your interests to begin reigniting old hobbies - or cultivating new ones - to fill your newly liberated time. Think about the destinations on your bucket list. The goal is to wake up the morning after the retirement party with a smile on your face, ready to enthusiastically embrace your future.  

The Right Time to Rightsize

Making the decision to jettison the home that echoes the memories of your young family can be difficult and emotional. After all, boxes of your kids’ first-grade artwork are in the basement. And let’s not forget their old soccer shin guards rotting in the garage. The simple truth is the house that was once just right is now an oversized storage bin, collecting dust and amassing bills. Letting go of the money pit means your cherished memories will stay in your heart, and your hard-earned retirement dollars will stay in your wallet. A win/win.

It's All About Community

Fabulous apartments designed specifically for an older adult lifestyle. Resort-worthy facilities including a state-of-the-art gym and Olympic-sized pools. Unlimited access to fitness classes, group activities, and enrichment courses. Best of all, an inclusive, supportive community filled with like-minded peers to join you as you discover the wonders of this chapter of life. Overture senior apartments are the gold standard for senior living. Ask any senior lucky enough to live in an Overture apartment how to handle life transitions at this stage and they will answer without hesitation: It’s all about community.

Book a tour at the Overture active adult property of your choice today. Surrounded by enthusiastic, caring friends you can handle whatever comes next. This time can be the time of your life.

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