Moving is one of the most stressful times of your life. Whether it’s moving to another home in your local community, or across the country for new opportunities, there’s a lot you leave behind.
For seniors, that compounds, especially if they leave a family home they’ve lived in for decades.
Tackling the planning, organizing, packing, discarding, cleaning, paperwork, and a host of other chores can be daunting at best.
As we age, moving often signals new opportunities. We find new relationships. We find new positions. We might even make a move for new adventures.
But for many of us, we reach a point where the move is no longer as positive as moves once were. The move may be to make it easier to live – moving from a two story to a single story can make mobility that much easier. Yet the process means there are things we’ll have to give up.
As difficult as it is for your loved one, sometimes it’s even more difficult for you. You may realize it’s the best decision for your spouse. But given different circumstances, you’d never move for yourself. How do you leave it all behind? How do you put a smile on your face and realize it’s for the best? [Read more…]