With millions of Americans set to hit the retirement age this year alone, the ideal dream for many is to retire at home. Though this dream is noble, the truth behind retiring at home is that it comes with many unexpected costs, work, and obstacles.
Today’s senior living communities, like Silver Comet Village, are innovating the senior living industry and redefining retirement. We want to share how senior living can minimize the ‘have to’ activities to maximize your ‘want to’ activities!
I HAVE TO: Pay for Unexpected Home Costs
Unexpected home costs can drastically vary depending on the age, size, and condition of your home. HGTV estimated that your yearly maintenance cost should be 1% of the value of your home. For example, if you determine the value of your house to be $250,000, you should have at least $2,500 set aside for maintenance every year.
However, the older your house gets, the more maintenance it will require. These costs can increase, and that can cost you more than money. Rising bills and financial concerns can come at the expense of increasing your stress levels and decreasing the amount of money you have available to enjoy your retirement.
I WANT TO: Budget for Fun
The beauty of a senior living community is that you can say goodbye to unexpected home costs and repairs. These communities allow you to budget more effectively as you know what your costs will be each month - no more surprises! This peace of mind will enable you to plan for more exciting things like trips, dinners, and new hobbies.
I HAVE TO: Perform Home Maintenance & Upkeep
While physical labor and chores may be in the back of your mind, it’s a reality of owning a home. From performing lawn work to house cleaning, owning a home comes with numerous responsibilities and tasks.
We know that chores and tasks can dampen the excitement of retirement. Owning a home can maximize your ‘have to’ list while minimizing your ‘want to’ list, which is unfair to you and your retirement!
I WANT TO: Enjoy Maintenance-Free Living
Your retirement years are a time to sit back and enjoy yourself. Silver Comet Village offers maintenance-free living to ensure you can enjoy life to its fullest. Relax while we take care of the cooking, cleaning, and maintenance!
I HAVE TO: Deal with Unnecessary Stress
If you find yourself at home, continually working around the house, you can expect an increase in stress and a decrease in your overall quality of life. With this stress comes adverse effects to your health, including a lowered immune system, heart problems, high blood pressure, loneliness and isolation, as well as others.
I WANT TO: Reclaim My Retirement
When you retire, you should be maximizing your ‘want to’ list and minimizing your ‘have to’ list. At Silver Comet Village, we honor the past, celebrate the present, and embrace the future. We provide our residents with unique opportunities on a day-to-day basis. Whether you’re looking for adventure and activity, or you want to spend time in your beautifully maintained, Silver Comet Village has something for you! Our beautiful community is nestled in Powder Springs, Georgia, with private access to the historic Silver Comet Trail.
If you’re interested or want more information, feel free to contact one of our Silver Comet Village team members! Claim the retirement you deserve at a community that will help you continue to grow!
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