Planning for Retirement

November 5, 2012

The sensitive issue of retirement

You may have worked your entire life, enjoy your job greatly or adore your independence. All of these reasons can make retirement a sensitive issue and a tricky subject to raise.

If your parents are approaching this point in their life, it is important to help them with these important decisions. Everything from how they will spend their time to where they will live needs to be considered and you’ll need to ensure their financial affairs are in order too.


Where to Live?

Assisted living homes boast a wide range of properties in an array of beautiful locations, allowing retirees to choose their perfect home. Such accommodation boasts varied activities and the provision of home comforts for residents whilst also giving everyone peace of mind with regards to security and safety.

It is important to keep the mind active as we grow older. This is just one of the reasons many people choose to live in a retirement community, where activities are designed to stimulate residents and give them a vibrant social life.

McCarthy & Stone Later Living Development

Retirement apartments boast the best of both worlds. Day-to-day care is provided whilst independence is maintained and those that choose to move to this type of accommodation will also be able to take part in a wide range of activities.  Dancing, the gym and a variety of clubs are just a few of the hobbies that will help the elderly deal with the sensitive issue of retirement – keeping them physically and mentally active in their later years.


The Retirement You Deserve

Growing old should be graceful, it should be relaxed and most of all it should be enjoyable. Working for the majority of our life is the norm for most of us and this hard work is meant to pay off in the long run.

The money you have saved over the years will allow you to not only live where you want, but also in comfortable surroundings. Worrying about day-to-day tasks shouldn’t be a problem and allowing a specialist to take care of these tasks will allow you to enjoy the other things life has to offer, free from trivial concerns.

Regardless of whether you choose to downsize, move locations or remain closer to your family, retirement apartments are a great option for those that wish to grow old benevolently and are ideal for those who wish to retain their independence whilst getting the support they need.

This is a guest article brought to you by McCarthy and Stone.


  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Such great advice and information because it certainly approaches sooner than we’d like.

  2. vickie couturier says:

    some good options listed,as Im retired due to a disability,but my husband is 58 an id love for him to retire early but cant due to no insurance if he does,,medicare wont pay for it until age 62 or 65,it keeps going up each year

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