helping you sort through the many issues that affect your financial well being
  Arlene R. Foreman
  Fee-Only Professional Fudiciary & Financial Planner
Certified Trust & Financial Advisor
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Chartered Financial Consultant®
Master of Science in Financial Services
Chartered Life Underwriter®
Arlene R Foreman financial planning consultant of Ft Meyers, FL



Arlene R. Foreman

4841 Springline Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: (239) 433-4662


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Should I Move to a Senior Living Community?



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So many of your friends have moved away, passed away, it’s getting harder to take care of your home, or manage the stairs. 
You’re finding some everyday activities a bit more bothersome, and maybe even a bit overwhelming. 
Or you’re watching your friends change, and wondering when your time will come.
And you find yourself saying: “Maybe I should move into a smaller place – maybe one of those communities where they’ll take care of me if something happens.”

It’s difficult coming to grips with our changes, but the decision making becomes even more difficult.
Our children want us to move near them “so they can help” – but they have their own lives, and they really don’t understand that while you may need assistance in some areas, you still want to have your own life.
So what are your choices?
And whom do we ask?

I frequently refer to my role as that of “surrogate daughter” – the person you can talk to like a daughter, without bothering your daughter (or son):

  • Have you visited some places?
  • Did you like them?
  • What were your reactions?
  • Did you feel uplifted?
  • Did someone go with you to help you ask all the right questions?
The conversation about where and how you live covers a broad spectrum of issues:

  • Lifestyle
  • Amenities (pool, golf, walking paths, library, beauty/barber shop, bank, exercise equipment)
  • Facilities (security, parking, storage, medical care)
  • The size and style of units available (what space you’ll have, how your furniture will fit, how you FEEL in the unit)
  • Ownership
  • Management
  • Levels of care
  • Meals/shopping/transportation/cleaning
  • Buying or renting
  • Fees & finances (these are certainly important, but unless everything else is right, the best “deal” is no “deal” for you).
There are myriad considerations, and they can’t be rushed - they need to be addressed – talked through.

That’s exactly what I do – help you sort through the many issues that affect your financial well-being…



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