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When Parents Must Move from the Family Home

When the time comes for parents to move out of the family home and into a retirement community, the transition often has a surprisingly profound emotional affect on the entire family. This article from Simplify magazine contains invaluable advice for adult children who will be helping with the move. Written by a founding member of the… Read more »

A Little Downsizing Humor for the Holidays

I came across this humorous piece about the different approaches we take to one of life’s regrettable yet inevitable tasks: downsizing.  Who are you in this cast of characters?  Enjoy. Downsizing Cast Of Characters  By Becky Lipnick, Communications Coordinator at Magnussen Group The holidays are a great time of year to make downsizing decisions. Unlike… Read more »

The Fun Part of Downsizing (Really!)

Last week I posted an article preparing folks for some of the disappointments that can come along with downsizing.  This week I’d like to share an article from The Estate Lady’s blog that highlights the just the opposite.  It can be downright exhilarating to discover that some of the items you are ready to let… Read more »

Hiring a Senior Move Manager: How to Choose

News is slowly but surely getting around that there are seasoned professionals who assist older adults with potentially overwhelming later-in-life moves.  As a 7-year veteran Senior Move Manager, I am only now beginning to hear my potential clients saying to me during our initial consultation, “I want you to know I am interviewing another move manager too.”  And my… Read more »

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 »

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