Senior Living at Chartwell. Photo provided by ChartwellSenior Living at Chartwell. Photo provided by Chartwell

Considering senior living but daunted by downsizing? 📦

Downsizing tips for senior living: How Chartwell can help

If you or a loved one have decided that a retirement residence is the next chapter in your story, you’re probably having mixed emotions about it. That’s natural when embarking on any big life change. Perhaps you’re nervous but excited, nostalgic but curious, or unsettled yet relieved. These emotions are valid, and it’s healthy to name them. Embracing change is a natural part of life, and at Chartwell, we’re here to make this transition smooth and rewarding for you.

No matter how confident or at peace you are with embracing the many possibilities of retirement living, you’re not alone if you’re feel daunted by the chore of moving. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving to a bigger house, a smaller apartment, or a senior living community; there’s lots of work involved, and for some, it isn’t exactly enjoyable!

First step: downsize!

Did you know Chartwell Retirement Residences offers you support as you get ready to undertake the task of downsizing? We’ll help you or your family member feel confident that embracing the benefits of retirement living at Chartwell will make your life better. Any work involved with moving or downsizing is well worth it in the long term.

You may already be thinking about these questions: How can I downsize my home for senior living, reduce my belongings and furniture, and decide what I should keep for the move? What is the best way to organize and declutter? How can I furnish and decorate my new suite? Will I feel at home? How emotional will I get?

Senior Living at Chartwell. Photo provided by ChartwellSenior Living at Chartwell. Photo provided by Chartwell

How Chartwell can support you

You don’t have to do it alone. Chartwell Retirement Residences will support your transition to senior living—not just on move-in day, but from when you begin downsizing all the way to after you settle in at your new residence. In fact, our experienced Retirement Living Consultants pride themselves on adding value to every stage of your move, including offering you access to trusted community organizations and professionals who will help make your downsizing journey run smoothly.

Our best piece of advice

Keep the big picture in mind, even during those moments of stress. You’ve chosen retirement living for a reason—whether that be for social enrichment, daily support, a feeling of safety or simply convenience—and it will all be worth it when you’re handed the keys to your new home.

Call 1-855-461-0685 to book a tour at a Chartwell community you’re exploring, or visit today to discover the benefits of life at Chartwell.


 The complete guide to downsizing for seniors

To help support your transition to senior living, we are pleased to share our exclusive “Downsizing Tips for Senior Living” Guide where we provide expert guidance on the following topics:

  • How to downsize your home for senior living

  • Reducing your belongings and furniture

  • What to keep when you are downsizing

  • Organization and decluttering tips

  • And much more!


How a Chartwell Retirement Living Consultant can support your move to senior living

At Chartwell, our Retirement Living Consultants are senior living experts who can help you find the right retirement residence for yourself or a loved one—but our guidance and support doesn’t end when you sign a lease. Learn how we support you both pre- and post-move to make your experience as seamless and worry-free as possible, supporting both you and your family.

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