Don’t Take the “Now What?” Approach On Where to Live

Don’t Take the “Now What?” Approach On Where to Live

Where will you live as you age? That’s a question that Kathleen Pritchard CRPC®, CHFC®, CLU®, CFS®, the managing director and head of advisor business development at Legg Mason Global Asset Management, posed in a recent article on, a resource for financial planning professionals.

The answer should not be, “I don’t know.” Pritchard noted that taking what she called the “now what?” approach is a bad idea for financial professionals tasked with helping their clients address issues related to where they’ll live as they age.

And, her practical advice should resonate with the masses: It’s important to understand the options available to you now, so that you’re well prepared to plan for the future you want and need. “[B]efore it becomes an emergency; before fate and circumstances force the decision” is when to act, she stated.

If you’re in the early stages of retirement or are nearing retirement age, now is the perfect time to check out what independent senior living has to offer! Here at Southgate at Shrewsbury, we offer our residents an environment where their active and healthy lifestyles can flourish. For instance, our residents enjoy a wide array of dining options, fitness classes, cultural activities—the list goes on. Plus, they have the peace of mind in knowing that if something in their home breaks, we’ll fix it. Southgate at Shrewsbury offers maintenance-free living at its best.

Pritchard also pointed out the different among senior living communities. For instance, there are independent senior living facilities, such as those offered here at Southgate at Shrewsbury, as well as continuing care retirement and assisted living communities. The best part about Southgate at Shrewsbury is that we offer all three! As a continuum of care provider, our residents can rest assured that assisted living and long-term care, which is ideal for proper healing and rehabilitation, are available to them if they ever need it.

And, here’s something else to consider: Among the many living options Southgate at Shrewsbury offers there is a consistent theme. We are dedicated to providing all of our residents with an uncompromised senior living experience featuring unsurpassed amenities and a sophisticated, active lifestyle.

“Now what?” You may ask! Why, contact us today to learn more about how Southgate at Shrewsbury can meet your active senior living community desires. We urge you, too, to take our pop quiz to evaluate whether senior living is right for you!