When it comes to choosing a retirement community, one of the most important steps is the community tour, which gives you the opportunity to interview each community you visit. Not only are you able to take a look around, meet your potential neighbors, and sample the cuisine, but it’s also common to interview key staff to learn more about the community before making a decision.
So which questions should you ask to make the most of your visit and make the most informed decision about your retirement? Here, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions prospective residents ask to help you get organized and prepared for your visit.
Most residents who visit bring great curiosity about dining options. Perhaps they love to cook but are looking forward to less pressure and less mess when they want to put their feet up. Or perhaps they’ve never enjoyed cooking and would love to hear that they never have to do it again. Here are some of the questions they’ve asked:
One of the leading reasons prospective residents explore retirement living is to experience the retirement lifestyle: luxury, relaxation, friendships, and adventure. Here are some questions you might ask about a lifestyle:
Of course, ensuring the community you choose is within your budget is a critical step in the selection process. These questions can help you make an informed decision and avoid surprises when it comes to budget.
Finally, prospective residents often share curiosity about changing needs in retirement. Here are some of their most common questions:
To close the interview, the most important question you can ask is, “Why should I choose this community?” This gives the staff an opportunity to tell you what sets them apart from the others you’re considering.
To learn more about Summerfield Estates Retirement Community or to get guidance while you evaluate retirement communities in Tigard, stop by or give us a call today. Our friendly staff are available to support you while you explore your options (and to welcome you if you choose us!).