Part of what made us feel good about our decision to stay put for a while was that we could continue to be of some support for Hubby's 92 year old great-aunt and 91 year old aunt who were far from their children. Well, they both have announced they are moving away!
The great-aunt lives in the same assisted living facility that my FIL did and is moving to one near her daughter at the end of this month. That will really help out her daughter and hopefully cheer up the great-aunt who needs to be cheered up LOL.
The aunt is another story. She has tons of friends going back to high school and is still living independently but slowly going blind from macular degeneration. I adore her and hope I can be half as sprightly, connected with others and interested in the present and future as she is. She is moving to Idaho to live in a condo near her son and DIL. She is so good at making friends that I'm sure she will manage such a big change although she isn't looking forward to winters and will have to stop driving.
Hubby has one more 90+ year old aunt but she already lives with her daughter a bit further away than these ones and we only see her once in a while. However, they sold her home of decades and moved into a rental condo less than 2 years ago so again a move.
I think we ask our oldest to be very resilient and would suggest that we all make sure we work on our ability to be resilient and not resist change!