Here you are now, looking at the life you have led so far. You remember everything you have done, the good and the bad. You remember the milestones you reached. You realize that the milestones left to reach are few and one of them is approaching you very fast. Yes. You are going to retire. You feel saddened. After all your job defined you. It had become a part of you and now the time is coming where you will have to say good bye and take the next step in life.
So what are you going to do next?
There are many options available. You can tour the world. You can take part in all the activities you loved. You can spend some romantic times with your spouse or partner and make up for all the time both of you lost due to life getting in the way. You can meet up with friends you have not been able to spend time with. You can take up new hobbies. There is so much you can do.
Where will you stay?
If you own a house already that is great. The place is truly yours. You can do whatever you want within the walls of your house. You can decorate it anyway you want. If you want to build a patio or a swimming pool you can do because this is your place. However you would still need to take care of the house and ensure that it is clean and maintained. This may sound easy however as you grow older do keep in mind that you become physically weaker. You will not have the same stamina you had twenty years ago. Therefore making sure that the house is taken care of very well will be a difficult thing to do unless you hire some help.
However if you cannot hire help and you cannot maintain your house well, you can choose to move to over 50s resorts bribie island or a retirement home. Retirement homes are buildings which provide accommodation and service to adults who have retired. The accommodation they would provide would be a room with certain facilities and the services they provide would be providing healthy food and ensuring that you have medical checkups and if you need assistance they would be willing to provide you with assistance.
On the other hand, retirement villages are different. Yes they do provide accommodation and also ensure that your health is taken care of but the way they do this is different. The accommodation provided will be in the form of an apartment or a house which is of course far more pleasant than just a room. You will have a kitchen, a lovely dining area, a warm and pleasant bedroom and you would have a living area to entertain guests. Furthermore they would have people who will maintain the accommodation for you and even take care of you and your health. So before you retire consider where you will stay because this decision is going to influence the life you will lead after retiring.