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    Four Things Seniors Should Do When Looking for a New Home

    Moving to a new home offers a world of benefits for savvy seniors. It allows you to cash in on your existing home’s equity, downsize to a more manageable residence, and find a place where you can spend time with loved ones and pursue your favorite hobbies. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect home for your needs.

    Scout Out the Neighborhood

    A home’s location is every bit as important as its size, condition, and features — and sometimes, even more so. Consider these important criteria when exploring a potential city or neighborhood.

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     Look for Senior-Friendly Housing

    A property fit for seniors will accommodate varying levels of physical ability. Your ideal home will vary based on your unique needs and preferences, but there are some general guidelines for finding housing that will help seniors comfortably age in place.

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    Simple Changes for Making a Home Senior-Friendly
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    Choose the Yard that’s Right for You

    Landscaping might be one of the great pleasures of home ownership, but it’s important for seniors to take their skill sets and physical fitness levels into account when choosing a new home.

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    Hire Pros for Safety’s Sake

    Whether you’re moving a few neighborhoods or several states away, don’t try to do the physical move by yourself.

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    How to Choose a Reliable Moving Company
    How Much Does It Cost to Move?
    How to Protect Your Belongings in a Storage Unit

    Moving to a new home offers a world of possibilities for seniors who approach the decision with caution and patience. Start planning your move to take charge of this exciting new beginning.

    Courtesy of Hazel Bridges
    hazel.bridges@agingwellness.org
    AgingWellness.org

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