stuff

And “stuff” can be a problem if you are a senior planning to move. Because whether the move is immediate, or just on the distant horizon, you will need to formulate a system for clearing the deck. First of all, do not apologize or feel badly. You are in good company. It seems to be…

So you’re ready to either move from your home, or get rid of some of that clutter.  When you’re ready to start downsizing, keep in mind these tips from our friends at Crowning Touch, in Roanoke, Virginia: 1. Don’t wait too long. The average age of someone finally leaving their home of many years is…

villages

According to a 2013 Slate magazine article, it’s the “largest gated, over-55 community in the world.” And with a footprint the size of Manhattan and over 100,000 residents, 2,500 social clubs and 2,000 recreational activities, that superlative doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. Founded in Florida three decades ago to make “retirement dreams come…

Your physician or a family member may have suggested that you move to an assisted living community. Before you make that very important decision, you probably have a whole lot of questions that you need to have answered. Below, we’ve talked to Russell Williams, executive director of The Towers, an assisted living and memory care…

margaritaville

If you had to conjure up a picture of the ideal retirement, you just might imagine Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville.” I mean who wouldn’t want to nibble on sponge cake and strum their six-string (if they had one) for the rest of their days? Well, a whole lot of retirement dreams recently came true when Canadian…

How to Keep Retirement from Aging You

My 81-year-old Aunt Ginny has a theory. As soon as you admit you’re old (for her, that means getting a knee replacement and moving out of her two-level townhouse), that’s when you actually become old. While her implementation of that theory may be a bit extreme, I think she really does have a point, particularly…

Assisted Living: Is it Time?

“So, let’s talk about your long-term care…” This is the beginning of a tricky conversation that no one likes to have with their elderly loved one. But the truth is that nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. reside in assisted living facilities, according to the National Caregivers Library. In fact, today’s 65-year-olds have almost…

Hire a Senior Mover and Take the Anxiety Out of Your Next Move

Moving is stressful any way you slice it, but when you compound that stress with the emotions of leaving a home where you’ve lived for decades, it can be one of the most difficult things you can go through. The logistics can also be more complicated. That’s why it’s so important to hire movers or…

Assisted living holds a stigma among many seniors because the words imply a loss of freedom and independence, but that simply isn’t so. Services such as Friendship at Home take assisted living to a whole new level, allowing seniors to live in a comfortable, independent fashion at home. Let’s take a look at some of the…

It may seem like the age of 50 is a little late to start thinking about retirement, but the truth is that many Americans are working past the average retirement age of 55. With Americans retiring later, they can begin planning for their twilight years later. So for people 50 and up, now is the…

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