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Why the Holiday Season Is a Great Time to Plan a Move to Independent Living in Raleigh, NC

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity for quality time with your family and loved ones. Parents see their children while grandparents see their grandchildren – different generations and sides of the family intermingle to catch up and enjoy quality time together. And while these gatherings are great for reminiscing with loved ones, they are also an opportunity to look to the future. If you’re interested in independent living in Raleigh, NC, there is no better time than the holidays to discuss the move with your family.

Family discussing moving to independent living in Raleigh NC
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Worth the Wait: Why Joining the Springmoor Waitlist Now Is So Wise

One of the most common things you’ll hear from members of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is that they “wish they had made the move sooner.” However, finding the right time and place to choose a new home can be time-consuming and can seem daunting. You have to manage finances, downsizing and your personal needs in the process. Once you decide that you’d like to join a community like Springmoor, a sort of a “limbo” ensues between phases of life as you prepare for transition.

This “limbo” stage is exactly why joining a waitlist is so practical. Waitlists give you control, stability and peace of mind as you make the next step in your post-career years.

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Springmoor Makes Downsizing for Seniors a Snap!

You’ve spent decades in your house and from top to bottom, it’s filled with treasures—and well, stuff. With a household move in your future, you know that now is the time for downsizing and sifting through a lifetime of keepsakes, but the thought overwhelms you.

Beth Holden, Director of Sales and Marketing for Springmoor, explains that it’s important for seniors to be 100 percent in control of their move. “You want to avoid a crisis-driven move,” Beth explained. “When you start the rightsizing process early, you’re in control of what to keep.”

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Why the Best Time to Move to a CCRC is Now

You’re an active, social older adult, and when you consider the idea of moving to a continuing care retirement community (or CCRC) you may think, “No way, I’m not ready yet! I’ll go to one of those places when I need to.” However, many seniors with this mindset are actually doing themselves (and their families) a disservice.

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Table for Four

There was a table for four with one empty seat when Sandy walked into the Rightsizing Marketing Event at Springmoor. She was in the early stages of her search for a new home in Raleigh. Marilyn was seated at the table and invited Sandy to join them in the empty chair. The introductions were made and the two became fast friends during the meeting. Continue reading →

 

Joining the Wait List

Why should I put my name on the Wait List? It’s a frequently asked question during a Springmoor visit and tour. There are many advantages and one that you should ask about when you have made your decision about moving to Springmoor.

The high occupancy rate in our community is the first reason you should consider the Wait List. We have been working from a list for many years. The floor plan, the location and an anticipated move date will all be part of making your new home choice. There are a fewer number of the larger individual homes in our community making the wait time much longer. Many of our smaller units will come available in a much shorter time frame. Keeping your options open is the best idea for many perspective residents.

Our campus has walking trails throughout the community and in the surrounding neighborhood
Our campus has walking trails throughout the community and in the surrounding neighborhood

Deposit

A deposit is required to put your name on the Wait List. The application fee is an administrative fee and non-refundable. The second fee (deposit) varies depending on the size unit you have requested and whether you are moving in as a single occupant or as a couple. This part of the fee is refundable at any time. You may say no to a unit if the timing or the size is not what works best and you will keep your position on the Wait List. We recommend that, if you are interested in moving within the next few years, you add your name soon as wait times have continued to increase each year.

Our theatre offers new movies and educational documentaries each week
Our theatre offers new movies and educational documentaries each week

Events

Being on our Wait List will also enable you to participate in special planned events throughout the year. A Rightsizing Luncheon with a Senior Move Specialist helps answer questions about preparing for your move. A Round Table Event with the Springmoor Staff helps answer questions about the community. During this event you will meet our Dining Room Manager who will explain all of our dining options. Our Wellness Center Director shares information with you about the forty plus classes offered in the pool and in our exercise facilities. She will tell you about options for physical therapy and the outings offered each month for physical fitness. An expert from our Insurance Department explains how they are available to help file medical claims. Many other specialists are available during these informative events. These two helpful programs provide much needed advice prior to your move.

The Woodworking Shop is a great place for our woodturners
The Woodworking Shop is a great place for our woodturners

Activities

Those on the Wait List are also invited to participate in activities on campus. Lectures, book clubs, art classes and so much more are open to everyone on the Wait List. Our residents, of course, get first priority for off-campus events but we always welcome those on the Wait List if transportation is available. Meeting new neighbors while working in the garden is a perfect way to get involved before you move in. Joining a Fused Glass Workshop in the Meraki Arts Center, listening to a English Literature presentation with Dr. Elliot Engel or attending a concert with The Dixie Land Jazz Ensemble are wonderful events and a great way to make new friends with similar interests.

Participating in Wellness Center activities is a wonderful Wait List perk!
Participating in Wellness Center activities is a wonderful Wait List perk!

The Wellness Center

Many on our Wait List will join an Aqua Fitness Class or come by each morning to use the exercise equipment in our beautiful Wellness Center. Riding a few miles on the exercise bike or jogging a few miles on the elliptical trainer will get you into a healthy routine while meeting a few of your soon-to-be neighbors. This is an excellent perk for adding your name to the Wait List at Springmoor!

Timing

If you ask a Springmoor resident, they will all tell you, “Move before you think you need to or before you have to. Come early so you can enjoy all the activities that are available.” Currently 15% of the United States population is 65 years or older. That number is expected to grow to 21% by 2030 and wait times will become even longer. Continue reading →