Making the Move

If your New Year’s resolutions include moving to a retirement community in 2020, you’re probably feeling a little anxious and have lots of questions. We understand that the prospect of moving can be overwhelming, which is why our team is here to provide support and preparation. From finding the ideal living option to moving into it, our goal is to make the process simpler than ever.

To begin planning your move, consider keeping a folder or binder to collect information about the retirement communities that you visit. To schedule a visit at Dirigo Pines in Orono, call 1-866-344-3400 or email Make a list of things that are important to you in your new home — like social activities, a convenience distance to local golf courses, fitness classes, hiking trails, being able to keep your pet and more. Equally important is a list of the things you’d like to do less of in retirement, like home maintenance, cooking, housekeeping and driving.

Once you’ve decided on the perfect retirement community for your needs, create a to-do list and calendar for tasks like finding a realtor to sell your current home, cleaning out rooms and closets to as you prepare to downsize, hiring movers, packing and more can help you stay on track. Being organized can go a long way in relieving anxiety and accomplishing your goals.  

Dirigo Pines is registered with the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA). ASHA hosts “Where You Live Matters,” a senior living resource that addresses everything from selecting the right living situation to making the transition to your new home. Find more answers and info at

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