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Five reasons to downsize

Are your ageing parents rattling around in a big, baggy house? Here's why downsizing could work for them.

A question for many people with parents who are getting older, is whether or not they should downsize? It’s something that can take a lot of consideration, time and research but in more recent years, downsizing has become increasingly popular.  Like everything, it has its pros and cons but here are five reasons we think downsizing may be one of the best things to do.

 

1/ RELEASE EXTRA CASH

Do your parents really need to rattle around a 4-bedroomed house now that all the kids have flown the nest? This could be the time to spend the cash on things they enjoy doing – like activities, hobbies or travelling to places they’ve always wanted to visit. 

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2/ DECLUTTER

Everyone’s into decluttering now, but downsizing really gives us a chance to go through everything in the home, get rid of the clutter and keep the important things. It’s also great to reminisce on old memories and find things that had been long forgotten. 

3/MINIMISE STRESS

The benefits of downsizing, from saving money to having fewer rooms to clean, can help reduce stress and reap physiological benefits, which all goes to improve wellbeing, which is ultimately what everyone’s after, right?

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4/ EASIER PHYSICALLY

Downsizing can make things so much easier physically too. A smaller home, maybe an apartment, means fewer struggles if there are bad back issues or difficulties going up and down stairs. 

5/ MORE CHOICE

There’s now a lot more choice for people wanting to downsize with retirement operators understanding the increased demand of people wanting more flexible options, but not compromising on service and overall satisfaction. So, downsizing has never been easier really.

Retirement and downsizing might not be a sexy subject, but it is an important one. If you’re looking for somewhere for your parents to downsize, check the Silvermere Care Home, a luxury care home, near Cobham.

Located in idyllic woodland overlooking Silvermere Lake – where the sunsets are breathtaking – and offering premium service and facilities, it might make you think twice about your thoughts on retirement homes. It’s more like a stationery cruise ship or all-year holiday, with restaurant quality food, pre-dinner drinks – all included.

Everyone’s wellbeing is looked after by a comprehensive programme for health and independence, with a range of social and physical activities that family and friends can take part in when visiting.  There are landscaped gardens, a games room, cinema room, library, cafe – and pets are welcome.

 

You can read our full review here.

Silvermere Care Home, Redhill Rd, Cobham KT11 1EF

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