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This Too Shall Pass, But What Now?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 10, 2020 at 1:11 PM
 Today we are facing unprecedented times around the globe. We are making up new rules as we go, what was once a known way of doing things now we must consider what is best all over again. One of my long-time favorite sayings is "This Too Shall Pass." It works in all situations good or bad. When we feel like we own the world and can do no wrong, the idea that it is temporary keeps us humble. When we feel like the weight of the world is trying...

Signs It’s Time to Rightsize

 Posted by Renee Anderson on May 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Is it time to move to a larger or smaller space? Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start asking the right questions today. Read more to help you evaluate relocating, map out the list of benefits you wish to gain, and what you’d prefer to leave behind in your current space.

Moving the Clutter Before the Move

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 27, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Moving day can be stressful and planning can help alleviate that stress. There are many things to do before the actual moving day that will set the plan in place for a stress-free move. Decluttering, clean-outs and liquidation of assets to earn money to offset the cost of the move are all part of a great move plan.

Reduce Clutter, Reduce Stress

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Social Distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has a lot of people stressed out. Normally, when we think of stress, we usually assume it’s caused by specific events, tasks or scenarios. In this time of new normal, it’s time to expand the way you think of stress to include the effects clutter in your environment can have on your mental AND physical health.

No Stranger to Difficult Times

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Guest Blogger Gina Siegel, Owner of Caring Transitions of Cincinnati East.   My dad was a wise and peaceful man. Born in 1922, he was no stranger to difficult times, and often told me that it would take a common enemy to bring the world together. Back then, my young mind went to aliens – I now see a different form of this enemy: COVID-19. It has been fascinating to watch how our country and others have united under this threat, and I’m proud...

What Do I Do? How Do I Pay For It? What's Available in Indiana?

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 10, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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4 Tips on Managing Money For Seniors During A Financial Crisis

 Posted by Renee Anderson on April 6, 2020 at 2:38 PM
A financial crisis can mean a lot of different things for different people. For those reliant on an hourly or salaried income, the effects can be devastating. However, for many seniors, a regularly fixed income like social security or a pension is a huge advantage during this time.  To ensure you don’t squander the opportunity, try out some of these tips for managing senior finances during a crisis.  Reevaluate Your Spending Even though ...

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...
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