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As people retire and age, the time may come to consider the possibility of moving. There are many factors to take into consideration, including closeness to family and friends, access to health care, and the convenience of social activities and amenities. Moving at any age is a major life event requiring serious thought, and the majority of seniors prefer to keep their home and age in place.

The first consideration is whether it’s the right time to make such a change, as it’s a big step, and a decision should not be made on a whim.

Second, downsizing a household involves taking time to assess what can fit best in the new space and what items are essential. Taking an inventory provides a starting point for determining what to sell through a garage or estate sale, or what to give to charitable organizations.

Those who are adventurous may even consider relocating to another country. For them, it may be a matter of being able to make their money go further. The appeal of getting to know a new country and culture can prompt some to consider this option for moving.

No Matter Where You Live, You Deserve Your Money

Council of Seniors is fully committed to getting Congress to pass The SAVE Benefits Act. Because the annual Social Security cost of living adjustments (COLAs) have been way too low in recent years, this bill is a must. If it’s passed, seniors will recover $581 that should have been paid out.

Make time right now to sign our petition. Washington politicians should learn how many people support this bill.

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