Benefits of Moving to Senior Living During the Fall

October 15, 2023 | Senior Living
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With lower moving costs, crisp weather and the excitement of the holidays, there are so many reasons why fall is the best time for anyone to plan a move. If you’re wondering when you should make your transition into a senior living community, autumn could be the perfect time!

At Astral at Franklin, our senior living community in Franklin, Indiana, looks forward to the excitement and festivities that the fall season brings, from the fun of Halloween to the togetherness of Thanksgiving. We’re sharing three reasons to consider planning your senior living move during the fall.

1. A Good Time to Sell Your Current Home

As you age, staying in the comfort of your own home can be a source of solace. However, it can also lead to feelings of seclusion, and the upkeep of a house may become increasingly challenging and even hazardous. This is particularly true for older adults who live alone or at a distance from their children or other family members.

If you’ve decided that moving to a senior living community is the best course of action for you, it may be wise to consider listing your current home in the late summer or fall. Selling a home can take some time, but the fall season can be advantageous – especially in the current housing market.

According to Rocket Mortgage, “Indianapolis is a Sellers Housing Market, which means prices tend to be higher and homes sell faster.” Additionally, the fall season can provide a more pleasant atmosphere for any necessary improvements to be made to the home’s exterior, which can increase its overall value. 

2. Lower Moving Costs

Moving during the summer months can be both exciting and stressful. On one hand, the weather is usually great for a move, and it’s a popular time of year for many people to relocate. It’s no secret that many families with young children and college students opt to move during summer break, which means that the summertime brings higher rates. It can be expensive due to the high demand for moving services and the increased cost of equipment, rental trucks, storage facilities and fuel. 

If you’re considering a move to a Franklin senior living community, it may be wise to wait until the fall season. This way, you can save money and avoid the busy summer period. The fall season is typically a less busy time for moving, and you may be able to find better deals on moving services. 

3. Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Transitioning to a senior living community can be an exhilarating experience. It’s a chance to enhance your lifestyle, participate in social events and explore ways to improve your wellness. However, it can also be daunting, particularly when moving to a place where you haven’t yet met any of your fellow residents. Developing new friendships and meeting new people in a new environment can be challenging, causing feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. 

Fortunately, when you move to a senior living community during autumn, you’ll be arriving right before the holiday season, which means you get to participate in fun seasonal events with other residents in the community! Senior living communities put on a variety of social activities and events throughout the year, but from autumn onwards, they ramp up opportunities to gather with friends, family and other residents in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. 

It’s no secret that moving, for any reason, can be stressful. When you add in the need to downsize, sell your current home or hire movers and other equipment, it can make the process even more difficult. Our team at Astral at Franklin understands the planning and patience that goes into making sure your move goes as smoothly as possible, which is why we encourage all potential residents to plan their move around the autumn season to avoid extra costs, take advantage of the market and arrive during the most wonderful season of the year in order to get acclimated in our beautiful senior living community in Franklin, Indiana!

We invite you to discover senior living with purpose and visit our website to schedule your tour today!


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