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The Beginner’s Guide to Moving into a Senior Living Community

What do you need to know about moving into a senior living community? Since most of us only make this decision once in our lives, it’s understandable to have questions about what it’s like to live in a retirement community, when is the right time to move, how much it costs, and what the process in general looks like.

When people call us with questions about moving, they are often excited by the prospect of moving into a thriving senior living community in the North shore area, but they also want to better understand the basics.

If you are researching retirement communities, here is a step-by-step guide to the process of moving into St. Anthony’s Gardens. To take the first step, contact us any time for a chat or to schedule a tour!

Step 1: Schedule a Tour. We are open for in-person tours but are also happy to schedule a video-conference or phone consultation. In this first step, we are here to answer any questions you may have – about our community, what we offer, pricing, and the process of moving in – and we can also connect you with a current resident so you can hear first-hand what life at St. Anthony’s Gardens is all about.

Step 2: Select Your Floor Plan. Choose from a range of one- and two-bedroom Independent Living floor plans. All apartments are private, quiet, and equipped with everything you need to make the most out of your retirement, including high ceilings, gourmet kitchens, elegant accents, and cable and high-speed internet included. Our Assisted Living neighborhood offers studio, one- and two-bedroom options, all with ample storage and security features.

Step 3: Right-size for Your New Space. Most of our residents are moving here from a house with a lifetime of accumulated belongings. You likely will need to spend some time organizing your stuff and de-cluttering unwanted items. Right-sizing can seem like a big job, but if you spread it out over a few weekends, tackling one room at a time, it will feel great! When you are ready, your new apartment will be optimized for a stress-free retirement.

Step 4: Schedule Your Move-in Date. Your St. Anthony’s Gardens team member will help guide you through the process of selecting your residence and filling out the paperwork. Just like closing on a new house, your move-in date is an exciting moment. Put it on your calendar and get ready to enjoy the retirement of your dreams.

Step 5: Enjoy Your New Life at St. Anthony’s Gardens! Locals know the North shore of Louisiana is a vibrant, thriving and funky place to live, and St. Anthony’s Gardens is right in the mix. We offer everything from upscale dining to fitness programs through our one-of-a-kind vitality program to a host of life-enrichment activities. Picture being surrounded by friends and having limitless opportunities to take up a hobby, try something new or just hang out over a cup of coffee. Everything you need is at your fingertips. We can’t wait for you to join us! 



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