Moving Seniors

Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff

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Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living apartment, we learned the hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of […]

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community?

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community? It is said that “there’s no place like home!”    For many seniors, remaining in their home is of utmost importance.  Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help make that goal a reality.  Why then, do some seniors make the decision to move to a senior community? […]

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How to Make Downsizing Less Stressful for Seniors

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How to Make Downsizing Less Stressful for Seniors, shared from CSA’s “Senior Spirit”. The kids are gone, the house is too big, the lawn takes too much work; or maybe you want to move closer to the center of town or be part of a community of older adults. For most older adults, there comes […]

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Poll Shows CCRCs Deliver Peace of Mind to Residents

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Peace of mind was named as a primary motivator to move into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), residents told U.S. News: Money as part of a two-article series on retirement community living. A group of 10 residents-four couples and a widow and widower, ranging in age from 72 to 92-talked about their retirement living […]

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Talking to Your Older Relative About a Move: Tips for Caregivers

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Have a script mentally prepared.  Review in your mind what you would like to say and how you would like to say it.  Keep your message clear and simple.  Planning ahead for this conversation will allow you to deal with your own complex emotions beforehand so you can focus all your energy on being supportive […]

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Moving for Seniors: A Step-by-Step Workbook

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By Barbara H. Morris Moving for Seniors is a guide for seniors and their adult children to assist those who are trying to decide whether it is time to move and how to work through the process. Questions and answers, charts, lists, and “what-to-do-with-it” tips in a simple, easy-to-read format. Tells when to downsize, where to […]

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Moving Your Aging Parents: Fulfilling their Needs and Yours Before, During, and After the Move

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By Nancy Wesson Will you be ready when it’s time…? Whether whittling down to the essentials for a parent moving into a room or two or downsizing for ourselves, ignoring the spirit and basing decisions on health and safety alone could have devastating results.

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