After 22 years of helping seniors downsize, pack and move, I have noticed a disturbing trend. My senior clients are intimidated about asking their children for help when faced with a major move. The problem seems to originate in the hearts and minds of those aging parents. Even when faced with the burdensome cost of…

block calls

It happened again last night at dinnertime. You were just getting ready to sit down when the phone rang. You answered, only to hear a robotic voice tell you about some amazing carpet cleaning deal in your area. Earlier that same day, you got a call from a pushy telemarketer who wanted to sell you…

It’s been proven that seniors who are included and who feel respected and valued live longer, richer lives. But unfortunately, older folks in the United States aren’t always treated this way. That’s where Wish of a Lifetime comes in. This organization’s mission is “to shift the way society views and values our oldest generations by…

undecorating

Undecorating … bah humbug! Because tearing down all the signs of the holiday season isn’t much fun—maybe even a little depressing—you may find yourself tossing everything in a huge jumbled pile in the storage closet after New Year’s and quickly pulling the door shut until next year. Here are some clever ways to quickly organize…

Current Pricing of Independent Living in Triangle, North Carolina

There’s a growing consensus among the older population in their desire to truly enjoy their retirement years. They want to remain active and have fun with like-minded people. A great way to do this is by moving into an independent living community. These communities are much like any other community, except there is typically an…

gift ideas

Have friends and family been hounding you for gift ideas lately? If you’re like most of us, you “don’t need a thing”! At least the things you know about! Here are some items you may not have known existed but may find you can’t live without: Digital Photo Frame No more photo prints. If it’s…

grandparents

In a 2014 Today survey, 54 percent of parents said that their parents spent more time with their children than their grandparents spent with them. And the majority of the grandparents surveyed described their grandparenting style as very “hands-on.” In other words, getting on the floor and playing! (While I dearly loved my own Granny,…

holiday gift thieves

Last holiday season UPS said they would deliver over 750 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. That is a lot of packages. However, a new survey conducted by the experts at Wakefield Research shows that one in four people have reported being a victim of package theft. The statistics are startling, but you…

cost of assisted living in richmond

If you’re new to looking at choices for assisted living or wondering what costs are covered, you’re not alone: families across the nation are looking to relocate a loved one into assisted living. Much of this has a lot to do with the large number of people that are over 65 years of age. The…