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Make Your Living Room Come Alive with These Finds

 Posted by Robert Lynott on March 8, 2018 at 8:28 AM
What makes a home your own, is the personality that comes through in the decorative details. The charm in purchasing repurposed/preloved (pre-owned) is in more than just the price tag. Character and a one-of-a-kind look come along with it. Whether your budget is large or small, estate sales and online auctions are a great way to find unique statement pieces to bring the room to life. We put together a list of items you should almost always buy pr...

Cleaning Out Your Closet? Don't Throw it Out

 Posted by Rebecca Snyder on February 28, 2018 at 12:39 PM
With spring right around the corner, you may be feeling like a good clean out is in order. And whether you're cleaning out your closets, or your cupboards, there are organizations who could use your discarded stuff.

Senior Rightsizing: Trends Among Seniors Selling Their Home

 Posted by Robert Lynott on February 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
As the idea of retirement is changed daily by Baby Boomers, there is a growing group of seniors who decide they want retirement to be a time for new experiences or developing deeper bonds.    In the past, retirement was viewed with limited options like aging in place and moving into a retirement home. New trends show only 25% of seniors selling their home are selling to move into retirement homes in both the U.S. and Canada according to recent st...

Communicating Lovingly with Seniors Suffering from Memory Impairment

 Posted by Robert Lynott on February 14, 2018 at 8:57 AM
On the most basic level, we all want to feel loved. Despite any differences in age or understanding, this is key to remember when caring for or speaking to a senior with memory impairment. Conversation can be a challenge when it is difficult to remember happenings from one moment to the next. This compounded with life changes like moving, reduced mobility, or downsizing often makes for stressful interactions with family members, friends, or clien...

Rightsizing for Senior Couples: 5 Things to Consider Before Making a Move

 Posted by Robert Lynott on February 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM
For couples approaching retirement, downsizing, upsizing or rightsizing may be a hot topic. When you envision retirement together, consider the best circumstances for enjoying the new stage in your life. Even if rightsizing isn’t an immediate requirement, it is important to begin a discussion about future needs, wants, and wishes together. We have 5 major things you should consider with your partner before downsizing. 1.       PHYSICAL ...

Planning for a Move Together

 Posted by Robert Lynott on February 14, 2018 at 7:40 AM
Combining households can be beautiful, exciting, and frightening at the same time. Whether you are an excited new couple, newlywed couple, or anything in between, with such heightened emotion it's important to have a plan to help you navigate through all the movement. Before creating a plan, have an open discussion with your significant other about what your space together needs, your preferred design styles, the layout, measurements and how you ...

Fitness for Seniors

 Posted by Rebecca Snyder on February 7, 2018 at 12:33 PM

There's no better time than now to up your fitness game!

If it's been awhile since you've been physically active, you may want to check with your doctor first to get a list of approved moves. Also, start slow! You'll get faster and stronger with time. Walking just 10 minutes a day can improve your endurance, balance, strength and flexibility. Gradually increase those 10 minutes until you can get to 30 minutes a day.

#ElderCareChat Recap - OurParents.com

 Posted by Robert Lynott on January 25, 2018 at 12:54 PM
Caring Transitions was pleased to join last week's #ElderCareChat, with President Chris Seman serving as an expert panelist. Seman engaged participants in an informative Twitter conversation about how to rightsize for senior living. The hour-long #ElderCareChat highlighted Caring Transitions' work in helping seniors organize, pack, de-clutter, move, and resettle into a new space. The topic was inspired by a recent blog post in which Caring Transi...

Moving Seniors in the Winter

 Posted by Rebecca Snyder on January 12, 2018 at 3:15 PM
If the harsh winter season has proven that it's time for a senior to move, it can be overwhelming to think of doing the move in the cold, snow, and ice. Icy sidewalks, bulky coats, and snow piles can hinder an already hard job of packing and loading up.

How to Declutter with Liquidation in Mind

 Posted by Robert Lynott on January 11, 2018 at 8:10 AM
As you make a house your home, many households acquire a plethora of items over time. Eventually you may find yourself saturated in clutter. Starting the declutter process to a clean and orderly home can feel daunting when you have an entire house to go through. Often with decluttering, you find items that are in excellent shape yet no longer have use in your home. These items may be great for liquidation. We have put together a few tips and tric...
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