webAs you get older and are making decisions about how to plan your retirement, you might take a cue from how to feel about the holidays. Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed by keeping up with traditions like hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas, throwing huge holiday parties, or just managing your usual household tasks in the midst of such a busy, hectic season? It might be time to consider moving into a retirement community that will assist with the daily household tasks that can be more difficult as we age so that you can spend your time and energy on the things you enjoy—like spending the holidays with those you love.

When you move to a senior living facility, you can count on the staff and your neighbors to make spirits bright with fun activities and decorations that don’t require you to get up on a ladder or the roof! If you are traveling for the holidays you can also be confident that everything will be well taken care of while you are gone, making preparations for your vacation easier and your return a piece of cake.

Speaking of cake, you can stave off adding holiday pounds by starting a new exercise routine with one of the classes offered at your community and take advantage of the healthy options served by the dining staff. It’s also a snap to get to classic holiday fun like a performance of The Nutcracker or a holiday symphony performance with pre-planned group outings that can make new holiday traditions feel extra special.

If this sounds like a fun way to spend the holidays—focusing on what brings you joy and not what’s difficult thanks to aging—you just might want to start looking for the right retirement home for you. Look for one that offers you the right combination of independence and assistance, the helps you live your life to the utmost, both during the holidays and all year round!