Is fall the best time to move to a retirement residence? If you’ve been considering senior living recently, an autumn move offers many advantages.
Summer is the peak season for moving companies and it can be difficult to book the date and time you want. You are often in competition with families who want to move before school starts, so demand—and prices—tend to be higher. Fall is considered off-peak, with corresponding price drops and a larger availability window.
The weather is better
Summer moves can be sweltering, while moving during winter presents its own weather woes of cold, snow and slippery sidewalks and roads. Fall, on the other hand, tends to bring moderate temperatures and generally safer road conditions. Better weather means one less stress on you—an important consideration during what can already be a challenging time.
Less competition, more choice
Because movers consider fall an off-peak season, you will most likely have more choice of moving companies, as well as related services such as decluttering and moving management firms. That allows you to consider your options and timing to your best advantage.
You’ll have time to settle in before the holidays
Moving into a senior-living community in September or October means you’ll have ample time to settle in before the busier holiday season. Friends and family who may be helping you during the move will appreciate this too.
You’ll be able to meet new friends in the residence and make your suite comfortable and inviting before the snow flies. Holiday entertaining will be so much easier too, as most retirement residences have private event rooms and full “country” kitchens where you can host family events and do holiday baking with the grandchildren.
There are many reasons to make a positive, life-changing move to a retirement residence this fall—not in spite of the continued presence of the pandemic, but because of it. You can learn more here about Chartwell’s management of COVID-19 and explore testimonials from Chartwell residents, families and staff.
If you are looking for bright and beautiful suites; a built-in community of friends; staff who cater to your individual needs; and an active lifestyle that supports independence on your terms, Chartwell invites you to learn more about why now could be your best time for a move.