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The Value of Downsizing to a One-Bedroom Apartment

Posted on January 31, 2022

A Closer Look at the Value of Downsizing to an Apartment

Whether your career took you around the world or kept you rooted in one community, your home has likely centered you and offered you refuge. A house is much more than a residence. It is a sort of statement about who you are and how you approach life. 

Undoubtedly, moving from your family home is a difficult and emotional change. But with this transition, you could discover a life of intentionality and freedom. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of downsizing into a senior living community like The Highlands at Wyomissing®. 

Select the Perfect Retirement Residence

While a move to a one-bedroom apartment could provide you with the perfect living space, moving to a senior living community does not have to mean apartment living. At The Highlands, you can choose between our Apartments, Villas, or Gaelsong Homes

The essential question is: What kind of residence will support your ideal retirement lifestyle? Responsibilities are different now, and you have the freedom to design the sort of life that you want. If your family home is not exactly what you want and need, now is the time for a change.

When you choose apartments at The Highlands, you not only will have a choice between several floor plans, but you will also be given the opportunity to consult with our interior designer to customize your home. Your preferred aesthetic and day-to-day needs matter to us, and we will personalize your residence to accommodate your lifestyle.  

Rethink the Downsizing Process 

Downsizing can be an overwhelming project, both emotionally and physically. In fact, this can be the reason seniors delay a move. But if you can adjust your perspective just slightly to think of this downsizing process as a ritual to share or a favor to offer your family members, you may find a renewed energy around this task. 

Indeed, paring down, organizing, and assessing the value of objects could be viewed as ceremonious. Certain items will elicit emotion or bring up cherished memories when gathered with loved ones. Not only could this be a meaningful family event, but if you can minimize and pass down your possessions now, this could ease the burden upon your loved ones later. 

Beyond just adjusting your mindset, The Highlands offers other ways to alleviate the stress of downsizing. Take advantage of our Manage Your Move program that partners you with a senior move manager to assist you. From developing a plan for your move to scheduling your moving company, we will guide you through each step of the moving process.

You might also find some practical downsizing advice in this checklist for downsizing and moving

Embrace Community and Personal Growth

As you disconnect from a lifelong career and your children start families and jobs of their own, you might be noticing that it is not as easy to get involved in communal activities. There are fewer invitations, fewer opportunities for impromptu social gatherings, and it is not always clear how to start a new routine. 

At The Highlands, the life you want is just outside your doorstep. Whether you desire regular community gatherings, wellness activities, or cultural events, you can find what you need here. From outings and art shows to fitness classes, we offer opportunities for socialization, education and wellness. 

While you might feel like downsizing from a house comes with some sacrifice, think about the potential for increased quality of life that awaits you at a senior living community. 

Make the Most of Your Retirement Savings

Regardless of how well you prepared for your retirement, there is always that seed of worry about the future. There are financial incentives associated with downsizing from a larger home. Consider the following:

  • Selling your home means no more mortgage payments, homeowners insurance or property taxes. 
  • There are tax advantages when you retire to Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
  • A smaller home in senior living helps you save on maintenance and utility costs. 
  • With a Type A contract, you can rely on predictable monthly costs no matter your personal health needs.   

Customize Your Future at The Highlands

At The Highlands, your focus can be creating the life you want. Take advantage of our services and amenities for a maintenance-free retirement that allows you to dedicate your time to what matters most. Come see our gorgeous community in person or – better yet – join our Future Resident Club to get a taste of what life could be like at The Highlands at Wyomissing®.