Is it time to move to a retirement community? Here’s how to tell.

Moving can be stressful, but staying in a home that doesn’t fit your lifestyle can be a challenge and a chore as well. Friendship Manor is an affordable and secure option, offering Independent and Assisted Living choices that fit your needs – wherever you are in life. Our compassionate and experienced staff is here for you when you need to make the transition.

The benefit of moving to a continuing care retirement community means you can move between Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Services seamlessly, as needed and as appropriate to each and every person who calls Friendship Manor home.

Here are a few questions to see if choosing Friendship Manor is right for you. To learn more, contact us and we will help you make the best decision for you and your family.

  • Are you having trouble with the upkeep of your home?
  • Does your house floor plan (stairs, bathrooms, etc.) cause you problems?
  • Do you need help from others on a regular basis?
  • Is handling your laundry becoming too much of a bother?
  • Are you unable to drive safely at night?
  • Has making meals and other daily chores become too much of an effort?
  • Do you have trouble remembering medications?
  • Do you feel lonely and would like more companionship?

When you’ve made the choice to join us here at Friendship Manor, here’s another handy checklist to help with preparing to make the switch. For your convenience, you may download our Residency Application Form. We would be pleased to offer recommendations for professionals who could help in each category; just contact us:

  • Contact a moving company.
  • Contact a moving specialist or professional organizer for the details.
  • Help with downsizing of household goods you’ll no longer want or need.
  • Cancel utilities and telephone services.
  • Update the Social Security office.
  • Change of address forms. Please let these folks know about your new home:
    • Friends
    • Utilities
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • Banks
    • Credit card companies
    • Doctors and dentists
    • Attorneys and accountants
    • Insurance companies, including Medicare or Medicaid
    • Investment companies
    • Social groups or clubs
    • Landscaping or lawn care
    • Pharmacy
    • Place of worship
    • Department of Motor Vehicles (DOT)
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • Voter registry