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
Years ago it didn’t matter, but now I wish I had asked my parents and grandparents so many questions: What was their first job? (Doug began teaching at a salary of $2800 a year. Judy needed permission from the school board to continue teaching as a married woman!) What did they do for entertainment? (We … Continue reading A Gift for the Next Generation(s)
Many people contact us because they want help in making major decisions. We never tell them what to do but try to listen, ask questions and guide them to make the decisions that will work best for them. We all have decisions to make and often thoughts go through our minds like a hamster running … Continue reading Decision Making Help For Downsizing
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
Each year, for fifteen years, we hardly moved even one senior (or senior couple) to be near their family . Recently, we’ve helped three couples relocate in just one month so they could be near relatives. Some want to watch their grandchildren grow up, while others want to be a support to an adult child … Continue reading Should I Move Closer to My Family?