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Passing On Family Traditions

 Posted by Krista Hughes on November 20, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Aside from a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, most areas of life involve the general understanding that advanced age precipitates the passing of the torch (so to speak) to a younger generation. But when it comes to stepping aside as the Thanksgiving hostess — and passing the ceremonial turkey platter to a new generation — the rules are not always clear, embraced, or accepted. Or, is that just what we think? 


Senior Living and Dementia Care - What Options Are There?

 Posted by Krista Hughes on November 11, 2020 at 10:49 AM
Written By Holly Klamer for Caring Transitions. Once baby boomers entered retirement age, they accepted the desire for more opportunities for senior living than their parents appear to have done. Some days, seniors have a wide range of options on where they reside and how their aged years are expected to spend. For multiple factors, people chose to transition into senior care communities. Some relocate because they are alone and need other el...

4 Senior Relocation Priorities

 Posted by Krista Hughes on October 23, 2020 at 2:23 PM
The decision has been made. You’re moving. You’ve done it plenty of times before, but this time it's different. You’ve chosen a senior living community. The apartment is a fraction of the size of your current home. How do you choose what to take and what to let go? Is the thought of packing decades of living into a few boxes overwhelming?  Are you wondering how to liquidate all the items you won't be able to take with you?Carolyn came to us ...

5 Healthy Ways Seniors Can Deal with Stress

 Posted by Krista Hughes on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Written for Caring Transitions by Rhiane Jessica. Stress is manageable, but staying on top of it gets harder as you get older. Studies show that adults aged 50-64 are 19% more likely to get stressed. This is mainly due to increased pressure from numerous responsibilities, like preparing young adults for adulthood and assuming bigger roles at work, and in part due to a "cultural deemphasis on people as they gradually get older." What's worse, th...

Preparing for the Future: The Pros and Cons of Probate

 Posted by Krista Hughes on October 2, 2020 at 1:02 PM
A will offers a method for providing instructions regarding the handling of your financial affairs and the distribution of assets to loved ones after your death. It is a legal document that must be authenticated by a court after you die in a process known as probate. The probate process also ensures that your wishes are carried out according to the laws of your state. Taking a look at probate will give you a better understanding of its pros and c...

10 Items to Thrift for Your Home

 Posted by Krista Hughes on September 18, 2020 at 11:00 PM
Classic, vintage, charming, mid-century or antique. Whatever your preference, giving furniture a second life can add unique style to your space. Furniture brings your rooms together and helps you express your sense of style. There are many hidden gems with charm that could be the perfect addition to your room. See our tips to help guide your purchases. High-Quality Sofas and Couches Many shoppers consider thrifting a sofa a bit of a risk....

Indoor Activities to Combat the Risks of Social Distancing

 Posted by Krista Hughes on September 15, 2020 at 8:53 AM
With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 dominating the news, it’s hard to think about anything else sometimes, especially if you are trying to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Following these recommendations may help protect you from contracting the virus, but it could also have negative effects on your mental and physical health. Seniors who are forced to stay...

5 Tips for Perfectly Purchasing Diamonds on a Dime

 Posted by Krista Hughes on September 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Estate Jewelry continues to grow in popularity because of the character, charm, and unique beauty found in each piece. In addition, most estate jewelry has a story to tell. Jewelry has been adorned for thousands of years and will continue to be worn. If you are looking for jewelry that wows with a price that doesn’t break the bank, estate jewelry is the perfect place to start.

5 Creative and Safe Ways Baby Boomers Can Volunteer with Their Families

 Posted by Krista Hughes on August 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
August is Boomers Making a Difference Month and giving back has been linked to mental and physical health benefits. Health and wellness experts affiliated with AARP’s Create the Good program wrote on the “immeasurable difference” volunteering makes in the lives of others as well as your own. Volunteering could have positive impacts on mental health like reduced stress, decreased risk of loneliness and depression, and an increase in a sense of pur...

Creative Ways to Carve Out Space That Caters to Your Wellness

 Posted by Krista Hughes on August 17, 2020 at 10:16 AM
August is National Wellness Month! There hasn't been a more important time to take care of ourselves than now. Wellness makes an impact on the way you live your life no matter your age. One emerging trend in interior design is the creation of wellness rooms or spaces. What is a wellness room? A wellness room is a space dedicated to your health and wellness. This can come in many forms from meditation rooms to craft rooms, wellness spaces...
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