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Seniors: Part 2, Choosing to Relocate

Jan 31st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Entertaining the idea of relocating is a sometimes excursion for seniors. Considering a move comes for all kinds of reasons. Weather is a big one. The midwest and northeast, even parts of the south, have experienced brutal winters, and particularly so this year. Deciding to move to be nearer children and grandchildren is another motivation. Desire for a change often influences the need to explore options. Health issues, climate considerations, family involvements and other reasons contribute to the desire to explore options for relocation. Within that, however, there are some very important issues which need to be explored and evaluated.

It is important that having chosen a location, which seems desirable, to spend some time there. If it is far distant and you fly, rent a car so you can explore the area thoroughly. If you have acquaintances there, prevail upon their experience and satisfaction with their choice. Take time to explore not only real estate, but neighborhoods, amenities, infrastructure issues, community offerings, e.g. cultural, sports, etc. Check out utility and tax costs if owning a home. Explore shopping conveniences, medical professionals and their availability. Stretch beyond the environs of the community to nearby attractions, historical interests and availability