When people discuss senior housing decisions, they often use the term "downsizing" to describe the process of moving into a smaller home and taking on a simpler life. While downsizing is certainly an option for many people, it doesn't make sense for everyone. Instead, many seniors look forward to a journey of self-development as they get older and have fewer responsibilities to both career and family. Rather than downsizing, they want to find a living situation that makes the most sense for the lives that they want to lead.
Think about rightsizing versus downsizing this way: When someone downsizes, may move into a smaller, simpler dwelling that is available at a lower cost. This process typically also involves giving away or selling many of one's possessions.
On the other hand, a good rightsizing definition is entirely more positive. When you decide on rightsizing your life, you are opting to maximize opportunities for health, happiness, and self-development by choosing a living situation that matches your current needs and lifestyle.
For example, you might opt to rightsize to a home that has less square footage than the one you have now, but that is located in a community with multiple amenities, including a fitness center, clubhouse for entertaining, separate guest suites for visitors, and even an on-premises movie theater. Your residential space may be smaller but your living space has expanded significantly.
Whether you prefer the Konmari approach of decluttering or hold tight to your keepsakes, the time has never been better to right-size as you transition into your carefree, lock-and-leave lifestyle. We understand your possessions are valuable to you, and that the transition from home-ownership to a maintenance-free, active adult apartment home is a big one. We want to help you enjoy the simplicity of a minimalistic and resort-inspired life at Everleigh—that’s why we’ve curated pro-tips that will provide you with the information you’ll need to begin your next chapter.
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Everleigh active adult communities offer a residential option to active adults who want to continue personal growth and development while rightsizing to homes that suit them best. Our properties offer resort-style amenities to residents that encourage development in all aspects of wellness, including physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional growth.
In fact, our communities offer another aspect of rightsizing, and that is the ability to get to know neighbors who share your values and commitment to wellness. Whether you choose to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the mornings before heading off to the gym or relaxing together after a craft class, you have the opportunity to form new and continuing friendships.