While finances are a critical aspect of ensuring that you will be able to live the enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyle everyone seeks to achieve in retirement, money isn’t everything. Most people spend the majority of their time planning for retirement by considering economic factors. If you want to get the most out of your retirement, you need to plan.

1) You Can’t Buy Happiness (Without a Plan)

If fact, if you only count on money to bring you happiness during your retirement, you won’t be very likely to get the most out of those years. Consider, for example, whether the needs of your social and physical well-being will be fulfilled without some planning in advance.

While possessing the funds to fill your life with all the material goods you could ever desire can help provide you options regarding the things you can do, they won’t guarantee you’ll be happy doing them. When it comes time for downsizing your home to a size that is easier for you to manage yet still provides everything you need, start with a plan that includes a location that promotes an enjoyable lifestyle.

2) Location, Location, Location

Regarding real estate, we all know that the magic word is location. That’s because the location of your home matters just as much as the style of home you buy. Location isn’t only this big of a factor because it influences your property values; it has everything to do with how much you’ll enjoy living in your home and the quality of life it will offer.

When you move into an adult living community in the Niagara Region, you can look forward to living in a new a beautifully designed home. Even more satisfying, you’ll get to live around neighbours that share your ambition for excellent health during retirement. Here are a few ways that the communities created by Blythwood Homes help to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

3) Proximity to Healthcare Services

You’ll need to consider a few priorities during your retirement that you might not want to think about very often, but when you do, you’ll be happy to know that you’re covered. One of these is that you’ll want to live closer to excellent health care providers.

Along with many options for active socialization, your Niagara Region adult community neighbourhood will bring you some of the best health care in Canada, along with impressive response time from emergency services. That’s just one of the reasons that you can rest assured that Blythwood Homes will provide you with everything you’ll need through your retirement.

4) Maintaining an Active Lifestyle

If you want to ensure that you gain the benefits of regular physical fitness, you need to push yourself to engage in stimulating physical activity several times each week. While this ambition can be challenging to accomplish for some people, there are ways to make it much easier to maintain consistently.

One of the best ways to encourage yourself to participate in exercise is to find the types of exercise you enjoy most and ensure that they are as easy as possible to do. This means that you should strive to eliminate as many obstacles between your home and that type of activity as possible.

For example, if you enjoy playing tennis and golf, you need to live in an area with excellent tennis courts and golf courses nearby rather than a long drive away from your door. It will also help if you invest in quality equipment for those sports you enjoy most. Making a plan that includes staying active in your new community will put you on a path to a fulfilling retirement.

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5) Social Health Equals Physical Health

Studies show that people who enjoy an active and socially vibrant lifestyle during retirement tend to be healthier overall. For example, seniors who enjoy the company of friends on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from conditions like

  • Dementia
  • Depression

That’s because friendships encourage the vital intellectual stimulation that people need to continue to promote mental well-being through all stages of life. Whether you considered it very often before or not, good health has just as much to do with social well-being as it does with physical well-being. If you want to ensure that you enjoy the best mental health and physical health in your new home, your best chance will always be to live in an active adult living community.

Why Wasn’t this a Priority Before?

For many people, social wellness isn’t something that needs to be considered since various points in your life offer situations where socialization is inevitable. When you consider that your childhood and college years include an enormous amount of time spent at school, you are already enjoying the many benefits of socializing without even having to consider pursuing additional opportunities to enjoy the company of other people.

While working at developing a fulfilling career, most people also surround themselves with many colleagues and might also raise a family. Unfortunately, it is a reality of life that people who reach their retirement years do not have as many chances to meet new people and make friends as they once had earlier in life.

You need to make a plan for your retirement that includes a plan for a well-rounded lifestyle which considers your social and mental well-being just as much as your physical fitness and financial security. If you’d like to learn more about what a custom build townhome by Blythwood Homes can provide to you, please contact us to discuss your options. Our team of home builders is ready to work with you to design a home that will be ready to provide you with everything you need as soon as you walk through the door. Call us today.

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