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Last Minute Gift Ideas

 Posted by Dani Washington on December 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Adding last minute guests to your holiday gathering? With all the daily tasks we have to complete, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in last minute shopping for holiday gifts. If you find yourself days away from a full house with no idea how to figure out what to get for whom, this article is for you. You still have time to shower your loved ones with presents that are thoughtful, personal and sure to be enjoyed.

The Thrifty Gifting Guide for Guys

 Posted by Dani Washington on December 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Running out of gift ideas for the guys on your holiday list? Gift shopping can be challenging especially if you’re tired of giving the same traditional gifts each year. To find the right gift, think outside the traditional and consider gifts that fit the lifestyle or life phase of the person you’re buying for.

We have gift ideas to help you find the perfect item and save money! Here are our gift suggestions for every guy on your list.

Thrifty Gifting Guide for Women

 Posted by Dani Washington on December 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The holiday season is about spending quality time with the ones we love. Quite often this simple fact is buried by attempting to cook the most delicious dish, hosting a memorable gathering, and finding the perfect gift. How do you know what your guest will like? What’s the best way to give something special without breaking the bank?

Our gifting guide will help you find tasteful solutions for your gift giving dilemmas and help you maintain your holiday budget.

Rightsize or Remain: How to Decide

 Posted by Dani Washington on September 13, 2019 at 7:27 AM

As older adults approach retirement, there are limitless ways to spend your retirement years. One of the first decisions most adults near retirement make is where they want to retire. This is usually an important decision between aging in place or rightsizing to a new home. There are positives and negatives to each decision, but the best way to determine your next step is considering the unique needs for your lifestyle, physical and mental health.

Before deciding if rightsizing or downsizing is the right fit, you should consider five major factors.

Organizing the Home to Age In Place

 Posted by Dani Washington on September 13, 2019 at 7:20 AM
If you’ve decided to remain in your own home for the later years of your life planning to organize your home to be more functional is essential. Getting organized has both physical and mental benefits to healthy aging. An organized home is linked to boosted mental clarity, lower stress levels, and lower risk of injury. Each of these benefits can extend quality of life now and in the long run.  Getting organized can become simple with a pl...

Clearing the Empty Nest

 Posted by Dani Washington on September 13, 2019 at 7:09 AM

After raising children, your home can start to become a storage unit for the things your child couldn’t or didn’t take with them. You can accumulate quite a few items from toddler year toys to teenage band craze posters or memorabilia in addition to items you’ve owned since before you were a parent. This is why it is essential to clear the clutter from your empty nest.

To prepare for your next phase in life as the parent of adult children, we have a few tips to help you bring a new level of order and organization to your home.

Creating A Healthy Home

 Posted by Dani Washington on September 13, 2019 at 6:58 AM
September is Healthy Aging Month. We understand the importance of a healthy home for older adults and want to help you create a place you can enjoy being the best version of you. The biggest concerns most older adults face are safety, accessibility, and sustainable independence. We have tips to help you or a loved one create a healthy home to age in place.

Caring For Caregivers: How to Support Caregivers in Your Family

 Posted by Dani Washington on August 14, 2019 at 6:50 AM

For families who take an active role in caring for their loved ones, monitoring and maintaining the best possible care can be a challenge. Decision making and addressing daily needs can be complex for family caregivers. If you have a loved one who is the primary decision maker for a family member’s care, you can help support them to help them with their extra layer of responsibility even if you aren’t directly involved with every decision made.

See valuable tips to help you stay in the loop with your loved one’s care and be a pillar of support for any family caregiver in your life.

Sailing Through a Summer Move

 Posted by Dani Washington on July 17, 2019 at 9:20 AM
For many families, summer is the most convenient time to move or help a loved one with a move. Since the warm weather is attractive to most people planning moves it can make the summer move season a bit hectic when finding resources to help facilitate your move. One way to ease the stress of the move is creating a plan. Use our tips to make your summer move smooth sailing.

Savvy Senior’s Guide to Getting Social: Helping Your Parents Defeat Loneliness

 Posted by Dani Washington on July 17, 2019 at 8:50 AM

When you think of your parent’s well-being you often think of physical health and safety. One of the larger challenges many older adults encounter is loneliness in the form of social isolation. As we age, it may become difficult to stay social. Factors like the loss of loved ones and friends, mobility and overall health often impact how social older adults can be and create social isolation. 

If you notice your parent or loved one could benefit from being social, you should encourage it. According to research by the Center for Advancing Health, older adults “who are socially active and maintain or increase interactions with others as they age have a slower progression of health declines than” those less socially engaged.

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