Modern technology today means that we can keep in touch with family and friends with the press of a button – whether via email, phone or social media. However, despite the readily available means for social interaction, more and more people are suffering from loneliness and depression.
You may find yourself experiencing loneliness due to a myriad of reasons. Perhaps your family has grown up and moved away to pursue a life for themselves and the busyness of their lifestyle, or distance between you, prevents them from having a lot of contact. Perhaps your partner has passed away, or you have divorced, and where you formerly socialised as couples, you now find yourself single. Or, perhaps you have experienced health issues that have compromised your ability to get out and about the way you used to.
Whilst we all want to be alone from time to time, living in isolation can be harmful to us physically, mentally and emotionally. Chronic loneliness can cause symptoms such as higher blood pressure, disrupted sleep patterns, depression and other health related issues. Emotionally, we need healthy relationships to bring meaning and purpose to our lives and to help maintain a balanced perspective on life. However, loneliness is an indicator that we may need to make some lifestyle changes before feelings of depression creep into our life, where it becomes harder to make the choices necessary to help ourselves.
Why not consider making a positive lifestyle change by moving into an Over 55’s Retirement Village? This may be the perfect solution to your problems AND the best thing you could do for yourself! Being part of a community provides you with social connections and the opportunity to meet new friends who are in a similar stage of life. Many communities include recreation areas for social interaction, a range of activity options, special interest groups plus much more.
As with all major financial transactions, it is extremely important to seek reputable legal and financial advice before signing any contracts, to ensure the inclusions and conditions fully meet your needs, and that you are not going to be financially compromised. It is also a good idea to share your plans with family and friends. Their input is often beneficial as they may suggest options and precautions that you had not thought of.
If this article is talking to you, or perhaps you are planning the next stage of your life please contact me to discuss how I can assist with selling your home, enabling you to make this positive lifestyle change as smoothly and effortlessly as possible. Phone Heather Abbot today, your Seniors Real Estate Specialist, mobile: 0417 001 186