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Empty Nesters: Things To Keep In Mind as You Downsize

 Posted by Renee Anderson on March 31, 2020 at 10:21 AM
As your children grow and start to venture out on their own, it can certainly leave a wake in your life. Without them in your home, it can start to feel small or overwhelmingly big. With less people to help pitch in, downsizing can become a very viable option. Before you just start throwing things out or thinking the only choice you have is to look for a smaller house, read on for a few tips on things to keep in mind as you downsize. Staying P...

The Benefits of Preplanning and Prefunding Final Arrangements

 Posted by Renee Anderson on March 24, 2020 at 8:46 PM
From Guest Blogger Kate Horrigan with Indiana Funeral Care. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes ~ Benjamin Franklin Thinking of our own mortality is not comfortable. There are many reasons to find something else (like yard work, laundry, washing windows) to do besides a conversation about our funeral. As certain as it is going to happen, planning for one’s death is an easily avoidable topic. Ho...

Your Loved One Is Diagnosed with Dementia, Now What?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on February 13, 2020 at 3:48 PM
Thank you for our guest blogger this month, Jessie Hillock, of The Memory Compass.  The time following a diagnosis of a memory impairment (whether it be Alzheimer’s, dementia, primary progressive aphasia, etc.), is overwhelming with so many questions regarding the future. When researching disease progression and community resources, one valuable resource that probably will not first come to mind is a speech-language pathologist. You are...

Helping Seniors Downsize and Organize

 Posted by Renee Anderson on January 15, 2020 at 4:37 PM
If you noticed that Mom, Dad or Grandma are not quite themselves, you are likely not alone. As older adults constantly live longer and have higher quality of life, it becomes more noticeable when that begins to change for those you love. Some of the most common signs of health decline are:Weight LossLoss of AppetiteChanges in MobilityDecreased Social InteractionDecline in Personal HygieneWaning Interest in GroomingMood or Demeanor ChangesIssu...

What Is Adult Day?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on January 13, 2020 at 6:31 PM
 Guest Blog By: Lisa Chubb, MSN, RN, WCC, RAC-CT, CMAC, CRN-CThe adult day setting is a center where adults who might have a disability or need socialization can go during the day that is safe, fun, and homelike. Loneliness is becoming a health crisis. It can be as bad on your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Adult Day Care allows for a caregiver of a Guest to run errands or get some much-needed rest. In the past these centers have foc...

Enjoy a Stress-Free Retirement:

 Posted by Renee Anderson on December 13, 2019 at 5:25 PM
Today's guest blogger is James Hopper with Money Concepts.      No matter what preconceived notions you may have about Long-Term Care policies, read this post because times have changed and there are fantastic options available.  The confidence levels of Baby Boomers at retirement are becoming increasingly polarized. Boomers are either struggling to sleep at night, uncertain about having done enough to retire, or o...

Keeping A Clutter Free Holiday Home

 Posted by Renee Anderson on December 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM
The best way to keep your home clutter free during the holiday season is to clear clutter before, during, and after the holiday season a few minutes at a time. We have tips for what to do to get a jump on clearing clutter and maintaining a clean home throughout the holiday season.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

 Posted by Renee Anderson 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 Renee Anderson 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 Renee Anderson 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.

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