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Must Have Finds for Fall

 Posted by Jim Morgan on August 14, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Fall is quickly approaching and it’s time to get your home and wardrobe ready for the upcoming season. Although Fall won’t officially begin until the last week of September, now is the perfect time to shop resale for Fall wardrobe and home décor essentials. From a checklist of items to the perfect colors to look out for, we have your guide to must have Fall finds that are perfect to find new to you (gently used) for your home, wardrobe or leisure.

Sailing Through a Summer Move

 Posted by Jim Morgan 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.

Stock Up for Summer Thriftily

 Posted by Jim Morgan on July 17, 2019 at 9:10 AM
Summer heat brings amazing summer savings in July and August. July is an unofficial midpoint to the summer season and often is the start to prices being lowered on anything you enjoy in warmer weather. According to financial experts at Kiplinger, products and services are typically “marked down at certain times each year. So planning your purchases to get items when they're at their lowest price can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.” 

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

 Posted by Jim Morgan 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.

Sandwiched Between Stuff: 7 Ways to Help Parents Declutter to Rightsize

 Posted by Jim Morgan on July 17, 2019 at 8:40 AM

After living in a home for decades, a home can become packed with items connected to memories, amazing moments, and life events. When you visit your parents, you are more likely to notice the accumulation of items from 30, 40 or 50 years ago while they may not notice it. It’s possible they have become “clutter blind” since these items are associated with memories and moments. You are sandwiched between their belongings and your own. 

If you want to help your parents let go of some of their clutter so they can leap into the next season of their lives, we have 7 steps to get you started.

Keep Calm and Carry On

 Posted by Jim Morgan on July 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM
 There are rumors, that individuals and families, actually plan where Mom or Dad can get more care than on their own, and have an orderly process to get there. From my experience in my own family that idea seems as likely as riding to work on a unicorn.  For us, there was much talk, even more balk, until something happened that created a panic of immediate need. At such times it is the ultimate "Deer in the headlights" moment. Everythin...

It Is Best to Not Try To Stumble Through The Dark.

 Posted by Jim Morgan on June 14, 2019 at 10:23 AM
 Too often, when you face the need to move to where you can get more care, it feels like your world started spinning at warp speed. In my own family each time, with my in-laws, mom and uncle things became necessary to make quick decisions. It required trying to figure out how, where, what, we were going to do. We knew when, it had to happen NOW. We knew why, because the current situation was no longer safe for them.  This then requ...

Have You Ever Thought About Long-Term Care?

 Posted by Jim Morgan on May 13, 2019 at 4:51 PM
(Today we have a guest blogger, Ronald A. Wright, of Wright & Associates Attorneys at Law.)    Planning makes a difference. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have told a new client: “Make sure you have a Durable Power of Attorney and secondly plan out your long term care needs.”    I have heard from several sources that 70% of those reaching 65 years of age will spend some time during their lifetime in a l...

Are You Ready to Relocate? How to Prepare

 Posted by Jim Morgan on May 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM
You’ve decided to move, have chosen a new place and are excited to get ready for what’s next. The hardest part for many people is getting started on what that move looks like after you’ve found your new residence.

Moving can be both a physical and psychological process. From furniture pieces and photos that hold memories, to deciding what to purge, to the labor it takes to move each item, a plan can help simplify the moving process for anyone.

Retail vs. Resale: The Best Items to Buy In May

 Posted by Jim Morgan on May 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM
Spring blossoms preparing for summer in May. Sales are in full bloom too with the Memorial Day holiday on the horizon. May is a spectacular time to purchase a range of products like new furniture, appliances and clothing since its perfectly sandwiched between the end of spring and the start of summer.
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