What’s on your horizon for 2023? With the new year underway, there’s no better time to look back at where you’ve been, appreciate how far you’ve come … and start thinking about where you want to be down the road.

One of the best ways you can ensure that you get where you want to be – when you’re ready to be there – is by making sure you have a plan. That’s where Life Plan Communities like The Mayflower can make things easier: Our residents enjoy all the freedom and flexibility of independent living, with the assurance that top-quality healthcare is available right on campus, if ever needed.

Whether you’re already planning your move or still considering your options, it’s never too soon to start thinking about the future. Here are four questions you can ask yourself to get started:

  • What kind of lifestyle do I want? Does a great location make a big difference to you? A wide range of healthcare options? A strong sense of community culture? Start by looking at the factors that matter most to you and do some research into communities that fit the bill.
  • What’s my timeline? While it’s tempting to adopt a “wait-and-see” approach, delaying too long can limit your options. By getting on a waitlist early, checking health and eligibility requirements, and making sure you’re financially ready for a move, you can make it much easier on yourself when you are
  • How might my circumstances change in the future? No matter how carefully you plan, life, as they say, can get in the way. As you explore your options, remember that unforeseen health issues can occur without warning, which may negatively impact your eligibility for your chosen community.
  • What’s standing in my way? Once you know the “where” and “when,” it’s time to start thinking about how you can put your plan into action. Do you need to start researching your top communities? Downsize in preparation for a move? Although these tasks may seem daunting, they’re made much easier when you set out with a clear goal in mind.

Remember: Planning ahead isn’t just about where you want to be in five or ten years. It’s about making sure you have the groundwork in place to live your way – free to explore new opportunities … pursue hobbies and interests … and spend time with people you care about.

At The Mayflower, we can help you plan for security and whole-person health, starting today! Send us a message or give us a call at 407.672.1620 to request more information or schedule your personal tour. We look forward to hearing from you!