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When Is It Time for Seniors to Move?

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Helping a senior citizen through a move to a new home can be a complicated process and can feel overwhelming. However, moving to a new residence can be an exciting time for seniors, and when it’s the right time of life it can result in increased connection, happiness, safety, and quality of life.

Reasons For Seniors to Move

There are many reasons why a senior citizen may want or need to move to a new home. Some of them are difficult, such as health issues or financial problems, while others are more positive, such as retiring to a beautiful location or moving to be closer to family and grandchildren.

Whatever the reason for the move, there may be signs that its time. In some cases, the impetus for moving may be an issue of safety and security, as health issues, medical conditions, and advancing age can sometimes make it difficult for senior citizens to continue living on their own. In other situations, a senior citizen may want to move to be closer to family, whether they’ve been living nearby or several states away. Their home may potentially feel too large now that the kids are all grown, and they’re looking to downsize to a more manageable home.

Places Where a Senior Citizen Might Move To

  • Warmer location. After putting in a lifetime of work, many elderly individuals enjoy spending their retirement years in warm locations such as Arizona, Utah, or Florida.
  • Retirement community. Retirement communities, often reserved for individuals 55 years and older, offer vibrant communities with plenty of activities and social gatherings.
  • Assisted living. Assisted living can provide a safe, secure option for individuals whose health or medical conditions may make it difficult for them to continue to live independently.
  • Smaller home. Many seniors opt to downsize in their golden years, as their large homes are now no longer necessary since their children have moved out. Apartments or smaller homes are easier to manage and pay for.
  • With family. Multigenerational households are becoming more and more common as families opt to bring aging relatives to live with them at home.

Professional Moving Services in Nevada and New Mexico

If you know a senior citizen planning to move to a new home, Slater Transfer & Storage can help. With locations in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, our professional moving teams specialize in providing senior moving services specifically designed for senior citizens. This service turns the stressful experience of moving into a manageable and stress-free one with the help of professional movers who are skilled in downsizing and can work with seniors to provide a moving experience that exceeds expectations.

In addition to senior moving services, Slater Transfer & Storage also provides comprehensive packing, moving, and storage services for both local and long-distance moves. See why our satisfied customers have been coming back since 1995. Contact us today to learn more or request a free quote.