Shot of a happy senior couple going for a walk in the park

Waiting for your residence at a Life Plan Community like Morningside of Fullerton can be an exciting experience; you’re probably thrilled to start living in your new home and further familiarize yourself with the community. While you’re waiting, however, you can use this time to maximize your preparation and take advantage of the opportunities presented to you after putting your name on the waitlist. Here are some tips on what you can do today while you wait to move in.


1. Start downsizing.

Downsizing can be a long a process, but it’s an essential step that will help make your move much more manageable, and getting started sooner rather than later is a wise idea. Start small by eliminating duplicate possessions and clothing you haven’t worn in two years. Then move on to identify larger items that may not fit in your new home.


2. Research the tax benefits.

Did you know you could get a tax break just by moving to a Life Plan Community like Morningside of Fullerton? Before you move, find a financial advisor who can assist you in identifying the financial benefits of moving to a senior living community, such as entrance fees, tax breaks and a plan for long-term care.


3. Make a list of things you want to do.

While you wait to move, create a must-do list of activities, classes or clubs you want to engage in at the community. Consider joining clubs and organizations that pique your interests or take classes to brush up on your skills. Take a look at our monthly activity calendar for some inspiration.


4. Start decorating.

It’s time to bring your new home to life and get into the fun stuff, like picking out paint colors, arranging the layouts and selecting your décor. Take your floor plan and transform it into a space that’s truly your own with personal touches that feel like home. Choose what you’ll bring from your old residence and start shopping for anything new.


5. Explore the community.

One of the best things you can do while you wait is to get to know your future home. Visit Morningside for an on-site event or even just lunch and a stroll around the community. This will help you get a sense of the layout – the common areas and where everything is – and you may even make new friends or find your favorite spots on one of your visits.


Your dream retirement lifestyle awaits.

While you may be eager to start your life at your new home, being on the waitlist provides you with the unique opportunity to prepare for your move. You’ll have plenty of time to downsize, research financial benefits, plan your new space and explore the community. Make the most of this significant transition and enjoy the journey as you wait for your new home.

If you haven’t joined the waitlist yet, there’s time. Contact us today to set up a meeting.