Retirement Tree Change

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Does retirement living in the country take time to adapt to?

Not if you’ve considered all the factors carefully. If you’re clear about what you want to achieve with your lifestyle change, you should be able to establish well in advance whether a tree change will unlock the retirement lifestyle change you seek.

However…
  • Your expectations must be realistic. It may take some time for you to fully exploit the benefits of your relocation
  • Living in retirement in itself is a major adjustment. Adding a change of location can invigorate but it also adds challenges
  • It’s important to extend yourself to meet the members of your new community
  • Joining a volunteers group like Rotary can be a great way to make new acquaintances and start building new networks
  • Adapting will take a little time so some patience is necessary
  • You need to be flexible and prepared to make changes in your normal routines. In most cases, this is what you’ll have been seeking anyway so it’s all good news
  • Don’t assume the country is always more quiet than the city
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