As soon as Barbara got back to Seattle, she wanted to start packing right away. However, with her memory issues, it didn’t go well.
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Downsizing from a large house to a retirement community can be confusing, and overwhelming. The two lifestyles are so different and it can be hard to imagine what all of the changes will mean in day-to-day terms. (more…)
My closets are full but I have nothing to wear. Have you ever felt like that? I have; yep, been there and done that. It was so frustrating until I found a way to make my closets work for me. Divide and Conquer The secret is to divide and conquer. Have clothes that don’t fit […]
Emmy sounded thoroughly frazzled when Katie first talked to her. “My mother fell in her bathroom and laid there unconscious for three days!” Emmy and her mother, Jane, (not their real names) had been arguing about the level of clutter in Jane’s home for years. Now it was no longer a hypothetical problem; Jane had […]
The process of researching and touring retirement homes and communities can be a daunting process, particularly when a health crisis requires that decisions must be made quickly.
Moving out of a life-long home can be a hugely emotional experience. Well meaning family members and friends want to offer comfort, but sometimes they say exactly the wrong thing. Here are the top three worst responses to, “I’m going to miss this home, I feel so sad.”