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How should you evaluate them?

You’re lucky to have retirement living choices in the Jackson area, and while you have probably done research online, visiting the communities you’re curious about offers invaluable evidence that leads to sound decisions. With the following guidance in mind, we recommend visits to your top-choice communities, using the following five criteria to help evaluate your options.

Perhaps you’ve dreamed about retirement for a long time. In fact, you might have a mental picture of what it looks like. But we seldom allow ourselves the luxury of time to explore what it takes to achieve the freedom we’ve always imagined. So take a minute to focus on three topics that could help you define what you’re looking for in retirement.

5 Tips for Downsizing

The mere thought of downsizing may be enough to make you think staying put is better than any other retirement living option. But when you consider you’re just 5 steps away from being happier, healthier and more socially active, living maintenance-free in a home you’ll love, it might be time to rethink your plan.

Deciding on senior living options can be confusing, but it’s never too early to start planning ahead—even about later phases of retirement. If you’re considering alternatives to in-home care, you’ll want to learn to distinguish one type of retirement community from another. Retirement-planning author and speaker Brad Breeding can help.