Senior Transitions – An Emotional Time (Part Two)
By Mary Holmes In our last post, Senior Transitions – An Emotional Time (Part One), we explained the reasons why a downsizing and move can be an emotion-filled time for a senior. A senior will commonly feel some level of fear, confusion, sadness, anxiety, loss, and relief throughout the process. There is now a name for these feelings: Relocation Stress Syndrome. Following are several ways to reduce the negative emotions associated with a senior transition: Start the Proc
Retirement Living – What’s Best for Me?
By Mary Holmes In my last blog, “Retirement Living – So Many Options”, I discussed the various options for retirement living, including 55+ communities, independent living, assisted living and nursing homes. Although having options is typically a good thing, it can also be overwhelming and breed indecision. So where do you start narrowing in on what’s best for you? Please keep reading to see five steps to make this decision a little easier. Location, Location, Location Det
Retirement Living – So Many Options
By Mary Holmes The number of options for retirement living and downsizing continue to increase. There was a time when seniors would move from their lifelong home into a nursing home when a transition was necessary. Thankfully, many more wonderful choices exist today. Read on for a better understanding of the new retirement living landscape. 55+ Communities This type of community is typically condominiums or stand-alone houses that are part of an association. As part of the