May 13, 2020

Your life has changed so much in the 15, 20 or 30 years since you bought your family home. Your kids have moved out, some of your values have changed, and you’re different. So, what’s the best place to live for the person that you are now, in 2020?

For ageing parents who may or may not be widowed or separated, considering a new place to call home can be overwhelming. Trying to rate places on how they appeal to older singles is like picking a vacation spot for someone else. When we figure out their needs and understand their options, then we are acting as a partner rather than someone who is swooping in to make changes.

The proportion of seniors is expected to increase rapidly until 2031 when all the baby boomers will have reached 65. Seniors could represent between 23% and 25% of the total population in 2036.

With that in mind, older seniors are at greater risk of spending more time alone which means that moving to an active community where one can find themselves with other seniors in an atmosphere that encourages social activity to make new friends is essential to their overall health and wellness.

This city of Guelph appeals to people of all ages because the city boasts critically acclaimed restaurants, a number of National Heritage sites and a beautiful natural setting. More specifically, the quieter Riverside community offers the best of lovely trails to walk by the river and beautiful flower gardens with each season bringing about some beauty. North End Guelph, offers close access to the Guelph Golf and Country Club, the Guelph Lake Conservation Center and close to Smart Centers and Walmart.

If this type of community sounds appealing to you and your loved one(s), then check out Suite 406 is over 1250 square feet, has a large 2 bedroom layout, with an eat-in kitchen as well as a brand new glassed-in Solarium, just off the dining area that has a great view that overlooks Riverside Park. With an updated kitchen and the many improvements made throughout the unit, there is nothing left to do but move in and enjoy. The condominium complex called 23 Woodlawn, is well known for activities and social events for their residents such as tennis and card and game nights. The ultimate goal for our loved one(s) is that they love having moved and that the benefits of their new community far outweigh the trouble of changes.