It’s one of the most basic questions people ask themselves when they start planning for retirement: Where am I going to live? It’s also one of the most crucial questions, and one that, surprisingly, many people don’t give a lot of thought to. Sure, they ask themselves some cursory questions—especially about the weather and affordability. But they rarely delve very deeply, even though making the right choice can offer a greater chance of having a more fulfilling life. With that in mind, here are nine questions people should ask themselves before they answer the big question about where.
- What do you want to do?
- Is Skype close enough to your grandchildren?
- Are you open to renting?
- Will your doctor accept Medicare?
- How are you going to get an ice cream cone?
- How are you going to change your lightbulbs?
- Who are you going to have lunch with?
- How busy is this place going to get?
- What’s wrong with where you live now?
Paul Irving of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging says, “Aging well is about more than warm weather. It’s about more than leisure. It’s about ongoing opportunities for engagement and connection and lifelong learning.”
Find the full article at The Wall Street Journal.