With age comes many changes in life. Once you reach middle age and have gotten your children out of the house and through college, it is time to start thinking about yourself. Reaching your fifties does not mean life is over; it only means you have slipped into another phase of it. You may still be working and active. However, it does not follow that you need to maintain the same living arrangements.
A large house in a nice, calm, and quiet suburban district was perfect for the raising of your children. But it may not be suitable for you and your partner now. Indeed, you may find that your neighbors consist of young families with children and much older people in their sunset years. You fit in neither category. That is why you should consider living in a community with people who are like you: over 55, energetic, active, and trying to get the most out of life.
Such communities exist in Rhode Island. You may be surprised by the number of people whose situation in life is similar to yours. Joining a 55 Plus RI community is nothing like going into a retirement home. You are not retiring; you are relocating—going to a community in which you can enjoy the friendship and company of people like you.
South Shore Village is one of the only communities in RI that offer homes, amenities, and a range of activities that suit active 55 plus residents. The facility offers a community clubhouse, fitness center, pools, tennis courts, walking trails, and a 9-hole golf course. It is also close to the beach, so you can get up and go for a swim in the ocean on summer morning before you begin your day.
You need not sell your house. Indeed, it may be your plan to will it to your children. However, you need not go on living in it. If you have built up enough savings and made the right investments, it may be time for you to cash in on both. Relocating to a community like South Shore Village will save you the hassle of trying to keep up the maintenance on a house that you live in. You can instead move into a smaller place, have your maintenance done for you (and for free), and be within close range of all the activities you enjoy.
You should go to southshorevillageri.com and explore the many options available in the community. If you are looking to make a new investment in life, this could be it. In addition to its nearness to Rhode Island’s best beaches, South Shore Village is also close to marinas if you enjoy boating. You will also be able to reach Providence, Newport, and Boston without trouble. If you enjoy exploring old coastal villages on weekends, you will have easy access to them. The facility is also close to many fine seaside restaurants.
Now is the time to re-make your life. You have done well by your family. You can now do well for yourself.