With TV shows like Tiny House Nation on the FYI Network, an entire movement toward downsizing to sustainable, eco-friendly living is sweeping the nation. In downsizing your house and possessions, and ridding yourself of household maintenance and chores, individuals can gain the freedom of an active lifestyle and the time to pursue passions. Living smaller can offer a new perspective on an active retirement and a new energy to senior living.
Many seniors have already downsized (or right-sized as we like to think of it!) to tiny home living by moving to a continuing care retirement community like Pennswood Village. Right-sizing from a house with extra bedrooms and multiple bathrooms to an apartment home, gives you time to spend on things you enjoy and takes away all the work of maintaining a house.
Residents move to continuing care retirement communities for a variety of reasons: the amenities, exceptional healthcare options, they’re tired of cooking, to eliminate house maintenance, and many others.
But once many residents move in, they come to find there are so many more reasons than they had originally imagined.
We asked several recent Pennswood residents to share what they wish they had known before moving to Pennswood Village. See what they had to say below.