As we age, the question of housing looms large in our planning. So much depends on our answer to the question, “Where will we live in our retirement years?”
If you, like almost all seniors, want to avoid being forced into institutional care against your wishes, you’ll need to make prudent decisions about this vital issue. Finding the right housing also allows you to avoid becoming a burden to your loved ones when you find the living situation that’s ideal for you. As seniors, our housing choices will affect our entire family!
One of the best ways to explore your housing options is to attend one of our upcoming LifePlanning seminars, listed on this website. We look forward to seeing you there, where we will share important information about the housing choices set before you in your retirement years.
Here’s an article that sheds light on a common question many seniors ask: when it’s time to sell your home and move, either to downsize or to relocate closer to family, is it better to rent a house or apartment or to buy another house? This article by nationally known financial planner Jane Bryant Quinn, published on the AARP website, provides some perspective on that question. This link (Rent or Buy) will take you to the article.
Whatever your choice, all of us at Aging Options are eager to be a resource for you as you make all your retirement decisions. One way to start: click on our Blog link and read some of the valuable articles archived under Aging Options LifePlan: Housing.
(Originally published at www.aarp.org)