I’m going to be going into retirement soon and I’m considering moving down south to some place with a warmer climate all year round. But I worry about being in a strange place with no one I know, no friends and nothing to do but maybe watch TV all day, if they even have TV I like to watch.
Queenie, what do you advise?—Growing older
Dear Growing older,
If you can afford it, try visiting the place(s) you are considering for your retirement home, to see what they will offer in terms of housing, entertainment and social outlets. You may even be able to meet some of the local people and make some new friends during these visits.
And when you finally are ready to make your move, I recommend that you rent a home at first, to make sure the place you have chosen really suits you and to have time to explore the real estate market if you decide to make that place your permanent residence.