When you consider your choices of high-rise, low-rise, or no-rise, remember – what’s outside can be just as important as what’s inside.
Tip of the day – Look Outside the Condo Box
As we plunge headlong into our dreaded golden years, it’s important to keep active. Blah, blah, blah you might say. Well, hear me out you old codgers and codgeresses in waiting. I kid you not! We all need to get out into the fresh gentle breezes on a regular basis, to keep the dust from settling into our wrinkles.
So saying that, make it easy for yourself and choose a condo unit with walking options. Being in the middle of nowhere, or in an isolated suburban area will not entice you to go for that daily airing. But if you have a variety of shops, or access to a waterfront trail or parkland nearby, you will be encouraged to get out often.
Having a destination like a drug store or grocery store is a good motivator to abandon that recliner – as are coffee shops and restaurants. If possible, avoid choosing a place where you have to drive to everything. It isn’t good for your heart, your health or your hips!
Until tomorrow…these are the days of our lives.