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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Large Exodus due to COVID-19

Aloha Everyone,

As we say goodbye and good riddance to this tumultuous year 2020, about 22% or 1 out of 5 Americans have either relocated or know someone who has. There are a number of prevailing reasons such as closures of college dorms and students returning home, loss of jobs causing non affordability of current housing, and companies offering telecommuting options. In the normal year, 9.8% of Americans move.

While states such as New York and California are experiencing emigration of its citizens, Texas, Florida, Nevada and Arizona are beneficiaries of immigration.

For seniors who live on fixed income, cheaper costs of living, upgrading lifestyle, in some cases more suitable weather plus a change that can bring excitement and new adventures to one’s retirement years are attractive options.

J.J. and I fall into the category of seniors who had to relocate as our vagabond on-the-go living choice became unavailable and unsafe. The two of us are grateful that we are able to stay with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter for the time being.

Wishing you all a safe and healthy New Year’s Eve and sharing everyone’s prayers that 2021 will dawn and bring us love, hope, compassion and kindness.

Aloha -- Cathi