answers to frequently asked
questions about making a move

Here are some answers to questions we frequently hear about the retirement downsizing process.

We hear it all the time. People think they are too young to move to a retirement community. But once residents take the leap and join Moldaw, they not only love it here but often wish they’d made the decision years earlier. We invite you to come for a visit and meet some of our active, engaged residents. You’ll realize that we’re constantly on the move here, and that you could find yourself enjoying life more than you have for years.

Before you decide whether to move or stay in the city where you may have lived for years, ask yourself: What is most important to you? Do you want to be near family and friends? Do you prefer the city or the country? Do you want to stay in a familiar area, or strike out for someplace new? At Moldaw, you can live in the heart of it all. Our central location puts us near all of the cultural attractions of the Bay Area, and the shopping, dining and parks of Palo Alto are within walking distance. Best of all, our unique intergenerational community is located on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, with the vOshman Family Jewish Community Center, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, fitness center with pools and an award-winning preschool right in our town center.

When you’ve lived in a home for 20, 30 or 40 years, there are many things to do, from downsizing your belongings to putting your home on the market. At Moldaw, we’re here to help make the process seamless and easy. We have partnerships with trusted downsizing consultants, who can coordinate all the parts and pieces, from deciding what to take with you to getting the best price for your home. Please contact us to learn more about the ways we can help make your move stress-free.
One of the best ways you can get to know a community is by visiting their campus. At Moldaw, you’ll find some very special advantages that aren’t available at other retirement communities. We’re located on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life immediately adjacent to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. We invite you to come for a visit and see our unique intergenerational and multicultural offerings, from our Cultural Arts Hall to a fitness center, just steps away from your beautiful residence.
You may be surprised at how affordable retirement community living can be. Instead of paying all of the costs associated with your home, from maintenance to utilities, you pay one monthly fee that covers virtually all of your expenses. If you’re concerned about finances, you can also look into the Below Market Rate Housing Program, which allows you to enjoy the vibrant Moldaw lifestyle at a lower cost. You’ll also want to keep in mind that the Moldaw entrance fee is 85% refundable, so by moving here, you’ve made smart financial plans that will leave a legacy for future generations.

The key here is to start early – and to have several conversations. Whether you’re looking for a community for yourself or for a family member, you’ll want to keep in mind that the other person or people may take some time to adjust to the idea. If you’re helping a family member find a new place to live, it’s also good to keep in mind that they need to be involved in the decision and stay in control of the situation. If it’s your children you’re talking to about the move, you may want to have them visit the community. When family members visit Moldaw, with its unique intergenerational campus, restaurant-style dining, world-class performance center, fitness center, pools and convenient location, they love our community and enthusiastically become involved.

When deciding what level of care is right for you or a loved one, we recommend that you and your family member make an appointment to come in for a visit. One of our representatives can walk you through some questions, give you a tour of our remarkable campus, and help determine which of our residential options would be the best fit.

Still have questions? Contact us for answers.
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Palo Alto, CA 94303

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