At first glance selling your home to move to Life Care Humboldt is a pretty big jolt…until you look a bit deeper. I have a little understanding because four sets of my friends have left a lifetime of Humboldt living, cast aside most of their art collections, walks with friends along the Bay, beaches and theatre and symphony subscriptions and visits to the Farmer’s Market. I miss my friends.
They tell me they miss us. I’ve tried to imagine uprooting to do the same. I know I can’t. This is Home. Even with Covid limitations, I know I will re-connect with dear friends and community members in familiar places. Community connections mean a lot to me. Twenty years ago, I might have moved to Manhattan or Vienna. Not now.
Why did I say “jolt”? To be bold, it was the initial investment. Fortunately, I am one of those people who likes creative solutions and possibilities. Life Care Humboldt is a perfect example of a safe, smart solution to aging in place.
Basically, for it to work, a new resident could sell their home and move into the Life Care Humboldt community. Using social security and/or retirement funds on a monthly basis takes care of the rest…for life. Many of my friends raised families and have larger homes with endless tasks of maintenance and gardening. They are ready to reduce and relax more.