Five Pillars of Aging presents

Five Key Questions . . .to answer BEFORE you move!

A Five Pillars of Aging Course

Course available August 1, 2022.

I am so excited to share my new course, Five Key Questions to Answer BEFORE You Move!

In this self-paced course, you’ll get the answers to the five key questions, downloadable worksheets to guide your decision making, and a lively, interactive power point that will take you through the whole process.

This course includes . . .

Lifetime Access! Unlimited Downloads

Answers to the 5 Key Questions!

Downloadable Worksheets and Decision-Making Templates

Engaging, informative powerpoint

About your teacher

What You Get In this Course

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Right off the bat you will get answers to the five key questions.


Key trends in housing for aging adults is presented so that you can understand what is and isn’t available!


 You get downloadable, fill-able templates to identify your priorities and confidently make decisions.


Practical examples using “functional present/functional future” model to predict what your needs will be when.


Discount on consultations with Dr. Flett

Enroll Now!  It will only take a minute

Part I: More than a Floor Plan and a Meal Plan ~
The 5 Key Questions You Need Answers to BEFORE You Move

Moving can be a stressful undertaking at any age.  Moving when you are an older adult needs additional thought.  Many options for housing are sold based on floor plans and meal plans.  Colorful brochures offer lifestyles for the active adult.  And while these are important aspects of moving, there are five key questions you must get answers to BEFORE you commit to moving. 

In completing this part of the course, you will explore and find answers to the following questions:

  1.  Where are you now in your aging process?
  2. How are your needs going to change?
  3. What are your obligations to others?
  4. What are your “Quality of Life Necessaries”?
  5. When do you have to decide?

Part II: Housing Trends

Americans typically make four moves before they die: Downsizing from the family home, moving away from family or closer to family, moving to assisted (supportive) living, and finally to long-term care.  This model is no longer sustainable for many reasons. 

Alternative trends to aging in place include co-housing and intentional communities, adapting your living space to meet your changing needs (SMART homes), congregate care and skilled nursing facilities.

Identifying the pros and cons for each of these settings is just one aspect of planning your move.  Understanding the trends driving affordability and availability will get you ahead of the game and save you time and frustration.

Part III: A different decision-making approach

This section guides you through a different way of making your decision, using the concept of “functional present/functional future” to predict what you will need, and prioritize what is most important for you.

This is not a one-time process, so different examples are provided at different stages in order to give you a preview of what could happen as well as a strategy for making sure you get what you want and need.

Downloadable templates are provided, along with step-by-step instructions on how to use them.

Part IV: Putting it All into Practice

This is the planning section, where you will create your plan for aging in place, however that is defined for you.  By the end of this section you will have answers the five key questions, have identified your strengths and vulnerabilities, have a working knowledge of resources (or how to obtain them) and have a strategy identified for managing the different possibilities you will encounter as you age.

Frequently Asked Questions

I already have planned where I am going to live after I retire. How will this help me?

This course will help you avoid buyer’s remorse.  What works for you when you are functionally independent may turn out to be a White Elephant when you become functionally unable to manage.

You don’t discuss financing. Why?

There are plenty of excellent resources out there that are useful, so no point in re-inventing the wheel.  This course will help you discern which resources are just pitching you a dream and which are actually worth consulting.  But more importantly, while financing is a consideration, it is NOT the primary issue you need to keep in mind as your functional capacities change.  This not just about what your taxes will be, or what your monthly payments will be, but more about what money can’t buy — you understanding what is fundamental to your quality of life.

Is this complicated?

No.  As a matter of fact, using the materials in this course will take a lot of the complication and overwhelm out of making your next move.  The templates and handouts in this course will guide you in making a decision you won’t regret.

I’m living in retirement heaven. How will this course help me?

Congratulations!  This course is still helpful in looking at the “what if’s” like having to move because of environmental threats (fire, flood, drought, or earthquake).  It is also very useful for sharing with others who care for and about you in letting them better understand what is important in terms of your quality of life.  Should you need more support (and that is highly likely), having this information will be incredibly useful for those who may not have known you at an earlier time in your life or those who are providing your care who have never met you.

One low price!

single payment

$ 150
  • Video
  • Decision-making templates
  • Handouts