West Knoxville: 865-357-2288 | North Knoxville: 865-339-4422
Maryville: 865-980-8810 | Tullahoma: 931-222-4800

West Knoxville: 865-357-2288
North Knoxville: 865-339-4422
Maryville: 865-980-8810
Tullahoma: 931-222-4800

Retirement seemed so far away when we were young and didn’t have a care in the world. But time and age have a way of speeding up on us all, after we start our careers, marriage, kids, graduations, college graduations, promotions…and the next thing we know, we have grandkids! All of this to say, it’s never too early to begin setting your retirement living goals and start planning.

Here are five tips for ensuring your retirement goals can be reached:

Safeguard Your Financial Wellbeing

Securing a comfortable retirement requires careful planning and taking steps to proactively maximize your financial resources. Start by evaluating your current financial situation and setting clear, achievable goals for retirement savings and investments. Consider consulting with a financial advisor to develop a comprehensive retirement plan tailored to your objectives. Explore opportunities for additional income streams or investments that can supplement your retirement savings. Embrace a frugal lifestyle where possible, cutting unnecessary expenses and prioritizing long-term financial stability. By taking steps now to enhance your finances, you can pave the way to live a secure and fulfilling retirement lifestyle.

Put your Health and Wellbeing First

Nothing is more important than your physical health and well-being. That is why staying active as you enter your retirement years should be a main priority. There are many simple things you can do to help improve your overall health, such as exercising, being mindful of your diet and remaining physically active.

Despite the many health fads you might hear, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor for professional help before beginning any dietary plan or exercise regimen. A physician can help you build a personalized nutrition and exercise plan to keep you physically active and healthy into your retirement years. 

Remain Socially Active

Continuing to be active in your social life is an important factor in maintaining a happy life as you move into retirement. Studies show that those who continue to stay socially active as they age are healthier and live longer. 

Remaining social is easier than you think. Tap into social groups, spend time with family and friends, or pick up a new hobby. These activities can help you remain mentally and physically stable and maintain important relationships as you age. 

Engage in Your Interests

It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby or embrace an old one. As you enter retirement, it’s always good to occupy your time with something that you love to do. Embracing a hobby not only helps you fill the gaps throughout the day but can also keep you physically and socially active. Creative activities like painting, knitting or playing a musical instrument can reduce stress and improve your mood by providing a sense of accomplishment and joy. Think about taking a class on a subject you’ve had an interest in or learning a completely new one. Keeping your interests top of mind is a great way to improve cognitive health and be happy. 

Consider Reducing Your Living Space

Downsizing might seem like a daunting task. Making a move to a smaller space can help reduce stress levels and make property upkeep more manageable. Downsizing also offers financial incentives, as selling a larger property can help free up home equity and leave you with more money to spend on the things you want based on your retirement goals. Accessibility and location are also something to discuss when considering moving into a smaller space. Many smaller properties are in more central locations and offer amenities that make navigating your living space easier and allow you to live independently as you age. Don’t think about downsizing as giving up your freedom and space, but rather making your life easier. Check out our blog on Down-Sizing Doesn’t’ Have to be a Four-Letter Word.

At Parkview Senior Living, we help residents reach many of these retirement goals daily. We assist them with their health goals by providing exercise classes and access to gym equipment, as well as preparing and providing delicious, healthy meals, even to those with dietary restrictions. Social activities are planned for all residents daily, and we encourage their involvement in individual hobbies and interests. And Parkview provides a variety of floorplan options that fit the lifestyle of each individual resident’s needs.