So many choices.. so little time! With so many issues to consider in choosing a senior community, you might want to create the 3 + 1 rule. Once you narrow down your top priorities, visit three communities to compare and contrast them. Next, return to your favorite one for a second visit. So many things you may have missed the first time will help you solidify your decision when you see it again. A second visit could include a meal in the dining area to test out the food and conversations with others to test out the culture. Afterward, you may want to move in as soon as possible!
Your lifestyle should be an essential consideration. If you spend hours a day buried in books, find a location with a lovely reading room. On the other hand, if you are always on the go, ensure there are outings and organized activities hosted by the facility. One community in Florida describes itself as a cycling-infrastructure utopia as we learned about HERE.
Read HERE for an overview of all the things you want to consider for your next transition.