Tips for Moving to a Retirement Community

Living Livita
June 10, 2021
Oakville Retirement Home

You or your loved one has decided to move into one of Oakville’s retirement communities.  Joining a retirement community can be a thrilling yet daunting experience. How do you make the transition as smooth and pleasant as possible?

Here are some tips before moving into retirement living communities:

Make a Checklist of Your Needs

Any smooth sailing plan starts with a checklist. This will keep you more organized and make sure you don’t forget to do something important.

Creating a checklist and going over it can also help you embrace the reality of moving out of your home.

Get Your Family Involved

Moving into an Oakville retirement home is an important chapter in your life. Don’t do it alone. Getting your family or friends involved can make the transition easier. Ask them to help with packing, organizing your things, and with the actual moving day.

Get to Know Your New Living Space

Make sure that you are familiar with your new living space in Oakville, ON. Find out what amenities and furniture are available or not. This can help you determine which items in your previous home you can bring to make your new one more comfortable.

Be Ready to Downsize

You will be moving into a more space-efficient suite in your Oakville retirement home. This means having to prioritize which of your household items will come with you.

Separate items to make packing easier:

  • Items to take with you
  • Keepsakes to leave with family members
  • Items to sell, donate or throw out

Plan Your Moving Day Ahead

It is essential to set a date for your moving day. This certainty gives you a clearer picture of your plan leading up to that date.

Hire moving professionals to help you move into your new home. This will ease the trouble of having to pack and move the items yourself.

Set aside items you or your loved one will immediately need upon arriving. These can include supplies, snacks, toiletries, and more. Also, pack personal care items required during the moving day like sheets, towels, and medication.

Lastly, coordinate your moving day with the retirement living community staff. They can also help with suggestions on how to make your move more seamless.

Take it One Day at A Time

Deciding to join Oakville retirement communities is a big step in you or your loved one’s life. It is important not to rush anything and make it a positive experience.

If you do run into some issues or need more help, our staff at Livita Queens Avenue is right here with you! We are excited to welcome you and make your transition as seamless as possible.

Ready to start the next chapter of your life? Give us a call today with questions or book a personal tour of our residence.

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