In my last blog To Move or Not we looked at some general questions you might want to ask yourself.

This time around we encourage you to ask a few more pointed questions to see where this might lead you. Here they are:

  1. Have you or your loved one been involved in a fall recently? If you live in the Edmonton area as I do, this is not only a worry it’s a distinct possibility for about 5 months of the year.

  2. Are you finding it harder to bathe or use the bathroom facilities?

  3. Are you becoming more worried about being alone in the house and having in accident or a health issue of some kind for example a heart attack or perhaps fainting?

  4. Are you worried about the onset of mental or physical deficiencies for example: Parkinson’s, dementia or arthritis etc?

  5. Can you still dress yourself? Will this change soon?

  6. Do you remember to take your medications? Have you got a system to ensure you do?

  7. Are you caring for a spouse? How comfortable are you in this role? Can you cope?

  8. Are you feeling lonely? How many friendships have you managed to maintain? Is your circle of friends decreasing?

  9. Do you spend too much time in front of the television for company?

  10. Has your doctor, or perhaps other professional care givers or your family suggested it’s a good time to move?

As inspiration for this article I referred to a wonderful book you may wish to purchase. It’s called The Best of the Rest – Downsizers for Seniors and Boomers (Senior Moves ISBN 978-0-9948631-2)

About the author:

Stuart Neal is an accredited Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®). Many of his clients are downsizers. You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®

Want more information about our lower cost FLAT FEE home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our home sellers page


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