Got aging parents at home?
Home is where the heart is.  For many of us baby boomers it’s where we’re most comfortable; surrounded by the things we love in a space that is welcoming and familiar to us. The overwhelming majority of seniors wish...
We have worked with many adult children lately who were emptying and preparing the family home for sale. They were tired and emotionally drained trying to be the “glue” in the family. This week I asked a son, “Did you...
When it comes to Estate Planning, it is crucial that you consider the issues that may arise after you have moved on. On top of all of our responsibilities, it may be difficult to set aside enough time to ensure...
When people are considering a move there is a roller coaster of emotions.    Should I move?  Should I stay?…. Is it a good decision or possibly a bad one?….Am I making a mistake? What if….I don’t fit in?… People...
Like any major change in our lives, the thought of downsizing creates a variety of emotions. For some, relief and excitement. For others worry and despair. Acknowledging the feelings and emotions around downsizing may help us manage that major life change. What...
On August 26th, we shared a story about a couple who had been torn apart because of senior housing issues. https://seniorslifestylemag.com/housing/senior-housing-issues-continues/ We were very frustrated with the situation as were others especially this couple's family.   It just wasn't right! It...
Duking it out seems to be the trend. Why does everyone insist on fighting?  Senior financial planning or lack of causes issues. We must have our estate in order! Just today at a nice family dinner, my children were talking about...
1. Within reason, bring what is important to them. If they want to bring something instead of saying “NO” ask them why they want to bring it. One man wanted to bring his sofa to one room in a retirement residence....
We had a lady who needed to move to a retirement residence as her life was falling apart. Her only son was dying, her husband had advanced Alzheimers, she had inoperable cancer, her home was FULL and in need...
Well most of us have had to move at least once in our lives. As a kid, we just packed up our favourite toys and miraculously everything else got moved. Maybe we moved again as an adult after our...