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 »

Excellent article: “When Seniors Need to Downsize”

My clients often tell me that before they finally decided to downsize and move, they had no idea that there was a segment of the moving industry called Senior Move Management.  Or that there were people like me out there to help them manage the many details of a move into smaller quarters.  Many say… Read more »

Home for the Holidays: Often it’s the Yearly Visit to see aging parents

The holidays are approaching.  The season brings family together, and for parents and adult children who live far away from each other, these visits may happen only once a year.  It is very often a time when it is discovered that Mom or Dad has slowed down, a little or a lot.  Though perhaps disconcerting initially, it can be… Read more »

It’s Not Too Late to Rightsize Your Life and Feel Good Again

Here’s a recent article from the Huffington Post which illuminates the wisdom of rightsizing one’s living situation sooner rather than later to avoid unnecessary stress and trauma.  And if it’s feeling like paralysis is already setting in, the article reminds: it’s not too late to call for help. A Moving Concern: Transitional Trauma by Cari Shane |… Read more »