Are your parents soon approaching their retirement stage? Have any of them expressed their plans after retirement such as where to they stay or what do they plan to doing?
Most kids with parents that are about to retire would need to go through this conversation just to set things clear on what’s going to be the actual set-up after they stop working.
If you have parents to who have expressed their intentions or showed interest in moving into retirement homes or village don’t feel bad about it because pretty sure that they have their own valid reasons on why they chose to live there. Some of them would put the family house for sale and invest on a property within a retirement community. If you have come to realize it’s just like moving to a new house with better amenities that is perfectly suited for people their age.
Here are the common yet valid reasons why retirees would prefer living away from home and move into retirement villages New Zealand:
Old people would prefer living in a community along with other retirees to keep them from being bored doing nothing all day long. Let’s be realistic about this situation, since most of them won’t be working anymore they would end up staying home all they long watching TV from morning till night. This kind of routine is considered as unhealthy and can cause stress and anxiety build-up among elders.
Living in a community will give them a whole new purpose in life. They get to freely interact with other retirees and loved ones or family members can also visit them as often as they want. They can freely pursue any hobby or activities that they feel like doing without the fear of being a burden to their family and relatives.
For those elders or seniors that needs extra help or assistance when it comes to their daily needs, living in a retirement place is the best option. Many community residents are still able to do things that they enjoy doing while they are still younger with the help of friendly staffs and volunteers.
Many of us are not aware that most of these facilities employ health care professionals that can greatly aid the elders with their daily and round the clock needs. Whether they need someone to remind them to take their medicines, check their blood pressure, assist them in running some errands or drive around town, some retirement communities offer these kinds of extra services which is very much appreciated by our senior citizens.