As I said, we are retiring and have moved to be close to grandchildren. The thing is, virtually everyone I know in my generation who has retired or who is planning to retire is doing the same thing.
My parents didn’t move to be closer to us when they retired. They remained the family anchors, and during the holidays it was over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. And they were certainly good grandparents.
Is moving to be nearer one’s adult children and grandchildren a trend, or just my limited sampling and personal experience? If it’s a new trend, how do you account for it? I’ll offer some of my theories after the jump. [Read more...]