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Everything you need to know about downsizing for senior living

Downsizing guide for senior living

Exciting news: you or a loved one have decided that a retirement community is the next chapter in your story—congratulations! You’re probably feeling a mixture of emotions right now, as is natural when it comes to embarking on any big life change. Perhaps you’re nervous, but excited? Nostalgic, but curious? Or even unsettled, yet relieved?

No matter how confident or at peace you are with your decision to embrace the many possibilities of retirement living, we’re here to assure you that you’re not alone if you’re also feeling daunted by the chore that is moving. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to a bigger house, a smaller apartment, or a senior living community; there’s undoubtably a lot of work involved, and for some, it isn’t exactly enjoyable!

That’s why Chartwell wants to offer you some support as you get ready to undertake the task of downsizing. We’re here to help you or a family member feel confident that embracing the benefits of retirement living at Chartwell will make your life better right now and any work involved with moving or downsizing will be well worth it in the long term.

Download our exclusive Downsizing Guide for senior living by filling out the form for great tips from moving experts that can help you determine where to start when it comes to downsizing for senior living, including:

  • How to downsize your home for senior living
  • Reducing your belongings and furniture
  • What to keep when you are downsizing
  • Organization and decluttering tips
  • How to furnish and decorate a senior living suite
  • Tips on feeling at home in your new retirement community
  • Navigating the emotional impact of moving

We’ll also share how Chartwell can support your transition to senior living—not just on moving day, but as soon as you begin your downsize, all the way to helping you settle in at your new residence. In fact, our Retirement Living Consultants pride themselves on adding value to every stage of your move, including offering you access to trusted community organizations and professionals who can help make your downsizing for senior living journey run smoothly.

Our best piece of advice? Keep the big picture in mind, even during those moments of stress. You’ve chosen retirement living for a reason—whether that be for social enrichment, daily support, a feeling of safety or simply convenience—and it will all be worth it when you’re handed the keys to your new home.

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