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What is Rightsizing for Seniors

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What Is Rightsizing for Seniors in San Diego

Retirement is one of the threshold moments in life, a chance to start fresh and shape your future with intention. Rightsizing can be an important part of this process. While rightsizing is a term that’s often used interchangeably with downsizing, in truth, rightsizing is more akin to simplifying your life as you align your lifestyle with your goals and priorities. Rather than focusing on having less, it’s about making room for more of what gives you a sense of meaning and purpose.

How to Rightsize Your Life?

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to rightsizing. The process is about checking in with your own dreams, goals and needs, and making choices based on what you discover. Here are some suggestions to help you uncover what a rightsized life would mean for you:

Pay Attention to What Makes You Happy

Our minds can be so busy that we fail to notice the delight that arises when we’re doing something we really like. Intentionally tune in to what brings you joy. It could be as momentary as a beautiful sunset or as quiet as the pleasure of walking your dog. Or your joy might be of a more competitive nature, like playing a great round of golf. Whatever delights you, these are moments to treasure and cultivate. And rightsizing means prioritizing the things that make you happy.
Whether you take pleasure in a gorgeous view, a romp with your dog or making a birdie on the links, you’ll find ample opportunity at Casa de las Campanas to immerse yourself in the activities you love. Our pet-friendly community is nestled in the beautiful San Pasqual Valley, where hiking, golf, and breathtaking sunsets can be a regular part of your daily life.

Notice What You Don’t Like, Too

As you go about your daily do, notice how you feel about the activities that fill your days. You may hear an inner grumble as you coordinate your pool service or house cleaning service. You may find that the joy of cooking isn’t as keen as it once was, or that you’d rather not have to worry about your house when you travel.

Your dissatisfaction can be as important as your joy in helping you determine what a rightsized life looks like. If you’re finding your enthusiasm for household responsibilities has dimmed, maybe you’d thrive with the maintenance-free lifestyle at a senior living community like Casa de las Campanas, where you can enjoy resort-style services and amenities and delicious meals without the responsibility of upkeep or cooking.

Consider Your Current Space

Retirement can be a time to reassess how you’re using the space in your current home. If you have unused bedrooms, or if you only use the den when you walk on the treadmill, you may have too much room, which can be as uncomfortable as having too little room. Also, take into account whether your home would be user-friendly if a health setback ever made stairs difficult.

A rightsized home fits your current lifestyle and can accommodate changing needs. At Casa de las Campanas, you can find the ideal independent living floor plan, from one-bedroom apartments to apartments with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den. No matter what size residence you choose, here you’ll have ample space to pursue the activities you enjoy. The entire campus is your home, including the arts and crafts studio, woodworking shop, indoor pool, putting green, dog parks and fitness center.

Look to the Future

Rightsizing your life includes a realistic plan for the future. Considering that a person age 65 has an almost 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care in the course of their life, it’s important that your retirement lifestyle address that need. Choosing a Life Plan Community like Casa de las Campanas means that higher levels of care are available on the same campus at a predictable price should your health needs change.

Rightsized Retirement Living in San Diego County

To find out if Casa de las Campanas fits your idea of a rightsized life, contact us to schedule a tour. As the only not-for-profit Type A Life Plan Community in San Diego County, with lovely amenities and scenic views, we think you’ll find we’re just right.