Boomers

Interviewing your loved ones in their later years

I came across this wonderful set of questions to use as conversation starters with your aging loved ones.  It’s a great way to learn about their lives, illuminate family history, and pass on old stories to young relatives who may not have ever heard them.  Joan Lunden, an expert interviewer, writing for “A Place for Mom,” designed… Read more »

Our Company has received the NASMM Circle of Service Designation

It is very gratifying to have been recognized for five years of service!  Here’s the press release… ORGANIZE AND DOWNSIZE Receives The National Association of Senior Move Managers Circle of Service Designation (Sacramento, CA) Organize and Downsize has been awarded the Circle of Service designation by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). The Circle… Read more »

Planning Ahead: Do’s and Don’ts of Downsizing Your Home

“Everybody has a tornado evacuation plan – if you have a tornado that comes through, we all know where to go in our house or in our storm cellar, because that’s just what we know to do,” Buckelew says. “And very few people have a plan about what they’ll do if they can’t remain independent… Read more »

Downsizing Offers a Fresh Start for Older Adults

Paring down possessions and moving to a smaller home can be financially and physically freeing, but the process can be emotionally difficult. by Harriet Edelman | New York Times For Dianne Welsh, 63, downsizing from her 3,400-square-foot home to a nearby two-bedroom bungalow did not happen instantly. It was at least 30 months from start… Read more »

At Home, Many Seniors Are Imprisoned by Their Independence

Almost two million Americans over age 65 rarely or never leave their homes. They are more likely to be minority women, and in poor health. by Paula Span | New York Times | June 19, 2015   What she mourns most, says Solange DeLaPaz, are the mundane pleasures and rituals of her once-active life. A… Read more »

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