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How to Plan Retirement
As Canadians, we think we know about retirement planning. Most of us visit a financial adviser to plan for our economic future after retirement, and many of us feel content with our level of savings or pension income.
However, financial planning is not enough. Many families experience tremendous stress and friction regarding the practical details of their loved ones' care. While many seniors decide to travel or spend time with grandchildren after retirement, few consider what their plan of action will be once living in the family home becomes too demanding.
Smart seniors investigate their options before action becomes necessary. Making a retirement plan can ensure that you will stay healthier longer, and can save your family from having to make crucial decisions under pressure.
Anticipating the Future
Of course no one can predict the future, and there are extraordinary seniors who thrive independently well into their 90s. But most seniors experience some difficulty with living on their own during their 70s. This may be slight, such as a loss of vision that makes it hard to read a recipe, or a loss of mobility that makes some household tasks seem daunting.
If you or a loved one is in this age group, it may be time to consider moving to a seniors' residence. Studies show that seniors who enter a facility before experiencing serious health problems are far more likely to thrive in the situation. At quality independent living facilities, seniors retain a lot of autonomy, but are provided with services that can help to maximize physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Just for Seniors
As the baby boomers age, they are demanding premium senior care. Better facilities have much to offer.
Most provide various ways for seniors to improve their physical fitness, including classes such as yoga, stretching, or t'ai chi. Amenities may include a weight room and fitness centre, or even a swimming pool. In conjunction with a professional, residents can design a fitness program that can help to add years to their lives. As well, seniors' residences offer three nutritional meals a day, something that many seniors on their own just don't get.
Staying mentally and emotionally fit can be just as important as physical fitness to a senior's quality of life. Seniors' communities have many ways of providing enrichment activities for residents, including:
  • Classes, such as watercolour painting, cooking, creative writing, or photography.
  • Regularly scheduled outings to theatrical performances or concerts.
  • Clubs for seniors with shared interests. These can include book clubs, film clubs, card-playing circles, choirs, gardening group, clubs for Scrabble enthusiasts, and many more.
Seniors living alone often become depressed or isolated. A lively seniors' community helps them to feel connected again.
The Right Time
If you or your loved one is still healthy enough to take advantage of recreational activities, it may be the perfect time to make a move to an independent living facility. Seniors can benefit in body, mind, and spirit from what better residences have to offer.
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Our all-inclusive independent living community makes it fun and easy to get to know your neighbours by attending exciting events, sharing a home-made meal and getting together for scheduled activities.
The following services and amenities available:
  • Cable TV and all utilities (excluding phone)
  • Three delicious and freshly prepared meals a day
  • Variety of options available on the daily menu
  • Live-in management teams or care-giving staff available 24hrs a day
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • On-site complimentary laundry facilities
  • Free transportation to appointments and errands
  • Billiards room, library and exercise room
  • On-site beauty and barber shop
  • Spacious suites with kitchenettes and refrigerators
  • Emergency response system monitored around-the-clock
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning in each suite
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