1. Choosing The Lifestyle That's Right for You

When you’re considering a move to a retirement community, it’s important to make sure your community offers the security of future care, if needed. As the only Life Plan Community in the area, ClarkLindsey offers independent living as well as different levels of care. See which one is right for you.

Independent Living

Independent living is ideal for individuals who want to trade the hassles of home ownership for a maintenance-free lifestyle, and enjoy opportunities to participate in enriching activities and groups.

Assisted Living

Assisted living gives you the freedom to live life on your terms, while enjoying support with daily activities of living when needed.


Memory Care

Memory care is personalized care especially designed to enhance the lives of people with memory issues, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Skilled Nursing

Skilled nursing care is short- or long-term medical care provided round the clock by licensed nursing professionals.

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2. Calculating Your Costs

Retirement community living might seem more expensive than staying in your home, but when you crunch the numbers, you might be surprised at how affordable life at ClarkLindsey can be. Fill out the cost-comparison calculator/worksheet to see how your expenses at ClarkLindsey compare to the costs of living in your own home.

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Housing & Utilities
Insurance on personal belongings
Homeowner’s insurance
Property taxes
Rent/mortgage/monthly fee
Cable TV
Electricity
Gas/oil
Telephone
Wifi
Water
Sewer
Home Maintenance/Cleaning
Recycling & trash collection
Normal home maintenance
Weekly housekeeping
Appliance repair/replacement
Lawn care
Routine maintenance contracts (HVAC)
Security system/service
Weekly flat laundry
Food & Entertainment
Meals & groceries
Household supplies
Athletic club fee
Swim club fee
Other
Transportation
Medical & financial appointments
Weekly shopping

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3. Downsizing

Moving can be stressful. But the process can be a lot easier than you think. Here are some tips to help you relax:

#1 Get Started

For most people, their home is their largest asset. Maximizing the selling price is very important. You can’t control the market or the interest rates, but you can control how ready your house is to go on the market. The best thing to do is start now, even if you’re not planning to move right away.

#2 Make Minor Repairs

You may not want to invest in a new kitchen or bathroom. But you can easily make simple, inexpensive fixes that can address issues that look more serious than they really are. Replace broken glass, change outdated light fixtures, fix leaky faucets, and remove or repair peeling paint and wallpaper.


#3 Declutter Room-by-Room

You didn’t build up the clutter in your home in a day — and you can’t remove it that quickly, either. Working room-by-room will help you make progress without feeling overwhelmed. Only keep items you love and use!

#4 Make Decisions

What should you keep, give away, discard or sell? To make the decision easier, ask yourself these questions: What is in the way? What is most useful? What holds the most meaning for me?

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4. Leave the Rest to a Professional

If the job of decluttering seems overwhelming, consider hiring a professional organizer. Ask us for recommendations. We can point you to some very good professionals that other residents have used.

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Move

Don’t wait any longer! Clear the clutter, sell your home while the market is hot and make space for possibilities!

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Settle

Get comfortable in your beautiful new home, feeling lighter with only the possessions that bring you joy or that you find genuinely useful.

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Enjoy

Now that you’re all moved in, you can start spending your life doing the things you want to do, not the things you have to do.

Ready to Find Your New Home?

Ask a question, take a tour, come for a meal, sign up for an event. We can’t wait to show you what purposeful living at ClarkLindsey is all about.

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