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Making Your Pets’ Move to a New Home as Stress-Free as Possible

One thing we can agree on.  Moving can be one of the most stressful events for families.  It is apparent from the moment we begin organizing, purging, and packing that our beloved family pets are sensing that “something is going on.” My own pet would lie down near where I was working and simply stare at me, as if to say, “I don’t know what’s going on, but whateve [...]

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Helping Your Parents Move Out of Their Home

If illness or an accident means that your parents need to leave their family home and move to assisted living, it can be a difficult transition.  If one or the other isn’t ready to leave the home where they raised their children, it makes it stressful family members. It is important that family members present a united front in what needs to be done.  Parents often are s [...]

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Five Myths About Nutrition and Seniors

Think you know what’s best nutritionally for loved ones in their elder years?  Here are five common but false beliefs about senior nutrition: #1 Seniors should follow healthy eating guidelines and they’ll be OK. Most nutritional guides, such as the Food Pyramid or online educational aids, such as www.choosemyplate.gov/guidelines provided by nutrition experts and the U. [...]

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Bogus IRS Phone Calls Threaten to Bilk Seniors

The latest in phone scams is one the IRS reports that is aimed at frightening people into thinking they not only owe money to the IRS, but that the government is about to take them to court to get back taxes and penalties and interest money! According to the Internal Revenue Service website: (irs.gov), scammers call your home phone and say (or leave a message) that you owe m [...]

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What Am I Going to Do with “All My Stuff”?

When rightsizing or downsizing a home in preparation for a move to a new location or an assisted living facility, the question of what to do with a lifetime of acquisitions is always a difficult one to answer. Once you have organized and sorted everything into: 1)Taking With Me or 2)Gifting to Others, the balance of household goods then needs to be further separated into: a) [...]

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I Have Too Much “Stuff.” Options for Liquidation and What They Each Mean.

Life transitions often mean that we need to make decisions about what to do with years of accumulated personal property that no longer physically fits our new space, does not fit with our new lifestyle, or that needs to be liquidated to meet financial obligations. It is comforting to know there are professionals who can assist in providing effective advice and services during w [...]

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