Doug and I looked for a motorhome for a long time to find one that was within our budget and would accommodate how we wanted to use it. Unfortunately when we bought “the perfect one” we didn’t realize how many things needed TLC. It spent time in five different shops and finally the “dream” was … Continue reading Shattered Dreams
Nowadays there are three groups of people downsizing: 90 year old’s are moving to retirement residences, the 70 plus crowd is moving to bungalows, condos or apartments, and the over 50 year old’s are moving to a new LIFESTYLE, be it on the water, on a golf course, near theatre’s, etc. With so many people … Continue reading How a Family Member Can Help a Senior to Downsize
Many years ago a friend spoke these words, “THE PRIORITY IS.” These three words have constantly helped me in so many ways. Priorities can change monthly, daily or even hourly but stopping to ask yourself what the priority is at that particular moment can take some pressure off to try and be “SUPER WOMAN” or … Continue reading THE PRIORITY IS…
The most common mistake people make when downsizing to a home, apartment or retirement residence is to make a decision on emotion and not on two main considerations: What can they afford. What is the lifestyle that would work for them. What is Affordable? Talk with a financial planner you trust or one who comes … Continue reading 2 Major Considerations Before You Downsize
Any move can be a stressful time for the family. It’s even more stressful as we get older and have to downsize from the life we knew to a new life without all of the familiar things we’ve come to love. To help you with all of the decisions that you and/or a family needs … Continue reading Before You Downsize – What You Need To Plan For
Often we consult with seniors, boomers or family members about DOWNSIZING. A frequently asked question is, “What should we bring to the retirement residence (condo or apartment?) ” Their expectations are, that with a floor plan, we will be able to tell them what to bring. They are somewhat surprised when instead we ask, “HOW … Continue reading DOWNSIZING TO A SMALLER RESIDENCE -WHAT SHOULD I BRING?