Moving to a Retirement Community

Your Priorities and Preferences

A retirement community is more than a place to live; it can be a place to grow.

This transition is about finding a community that’s best for you. This Priorities & Preferences for Living worksheet can help you evaluate your needs before you begin reach out to communities. When you are finished, it can be helpful to share this information with your family and with staff at the communities you are considering.

Another resource that can be helpful is the Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home booklet from It covers how to find and compare services, how to pay for care, your rights as a resident, and options for alternative care.

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