Senior Living - September 15, 2022

4 Advantages of Moving into an Active Senior Living Community in Autumn

Autumn is a season of change. The leaves change color, the air goes from warm and heavy to cool and crisp, and you can feel a sense of excitement around you as the world prepares for winter. This year, instead of simply watching the change of scenery around you, take advantage of the season and consider making a change of your own by moving into a senior living community.

Moving may be a major undertaking, but if you are considering making the move to a senior living community, autumn is the perfect time of year to do so. Below, our team at Rivertown Ridge, an active senior living community in Wyoming, Michigan, is sharing the advantages of moving during the autumn season.

1. Avoid Peak Moving Season

According to Hire a Helper, “40% of all moves in the United States take place during the summer months of June, July, and August [and] spring months (March, April, May) account for 29% of all moves.”

Because families with children don’t have to worry about school, it makes sense they would choose to move during the summer. Additionally, college students usually move out of their dorms or apartments in the spring and back at the end of summer, adding to the busyness of the moving season.

This typically leads to the prices of moving supplies, rental equipment, storage units, etc. increasing. However, by waiting to make the transition into senior living until autumn, you benefit from average prices on the supplies and rentals you need, as well as avoiding the moving rush.

2. Enjoy Better Moving Weather

Depending on where you live or where you are moving, summer weather can be extreme, making the moving process uncomfortable. Fortunately, autumn offers cooler weather that makes the physical part of moving safer to complete while still providing plenty of daylight into the evening hours.

On the other hand, if you wait too long, the winter weather can present its own set of challenges for moving. Again, depending on where you live, the snow, ice, and colder temperatures can make it more difficult and less safe to perform the physical aspects of moving. Not to mention, the days get shorter during the winter, causing you to lose daylight earlier.

3. Find More Help

The moving process can be a lot for anyone to handle on their own You may find that you need more help than you initially thought once you get started, especially if you are downsizing your current home.

If you decide to move in autumn, you may be able to find more help than you would have if you made the transition during the peak moving times. For example, if you have adult children who have children of their own, their kids will be back in school by now, giving them more time to assist you with packing or moving.

Additionally, it will be easier to find and hire a professional mover (if that is the route you want to take) since their busiest season is over.

4. Prepare for the Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner, and while this is a magical time, decorating and maintaining a large home can be a lot to handle, especially if you live alone. However, moving into a senior living community allows you to enjoy the holidays surrounded by others, and you do not have to worry about the upkeep of a home.

Moving into an active senior living community in autumn gives you ample time to unpack, settle into your new space and decorate for the upcoming holiday season. This allows you to relax and enjoy the holidays while making new memories in your new community.


Moving into a senior living community can enhance your quality of life, but choosing to make this transition during autumn has added benefits. To learn what steps to take next and more about our active senior living community in Wyoming, Michigan, visit our website or contact a member of the Rivertown Ridge team today!


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