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Self-Care Sandwiched in a Remote World

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on July 7, 2020 at 1:16 PM
As the population ages, there is a unique position that has emerged for many who are raising their own children and caring for their aging parents. The sandwich generation is perfectly juxtaposed between two sets of loved ones closest to their heart. Public health issues like COVID-19 emerge and encourage society to seek safe solutions that would benefit both our aging and young populations, creating a new normal. For parents in the Sandwic...

Finding Gems in the Junk: What to Look For

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on June 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Is your attic or basement full of clutter? Or is it a spare bedroom, overflowing closet, a packed garage? Many households acquire a plethora of items over time. Eventually you may find yourself saturated in clutter. Without a place for each item to go, clutter can creep up and quickly take over a space. There are a few items you may want to look for that could sell well in an online auction or estate sale.

Retail v. Resale: 5 Best Items to Buy in June

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on June 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM

June is the official start for the summer season ushering in amazing deals for enjoying the warm weather and home improvement projects. This month is full of significant savings that will keep your pockets happy. From Father’s Day deals to perfect wedding and graduation season gifts, read our guide on the best purchases for the month of June.

The Thrifty Outdoor Oasis

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on June 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Expand your living space by sprucing up your outdoor space. Creating the perfect area to fit your needs is easier to remember with your indoor living space. It’s easy to forget with your outdoor living space, especially if you aren’t quite sure how to furnish it for your lifestyle.

Create an Upcycled Utopia: The Dining Room

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on June 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM

The dining room is probably the second most popular gathering place in the home after the living room. In a room that is so essential to entertaining guests, it’s important to put your best foot forward and show a flash of personality.  Upcycling is a unique way to create something that shows who you are while breathing new life into something “new to you.” Read our ideas for inspiration!

Busy Giving from Home

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on June 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Eliyah, one of our transitions specialists, has been using her time at home to sew cloth masks and donate them.“I’m donating to a variety of places varying from nursing homes to essential workers at grocery stores,” Eliyah explained as she finishes the masks she made in April.  “It’s also critical to reach out to the community and see which local businesses have a need. Many grocery stores have made masks mandatory for their workers, and...

Thank you for your service has a new meaning today

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM
As we look forward to venturing out in Illinois' phase 3, we should each give ourselves credit for a job well done so far! This is by no means over, but it’s a great start.Thank you to those on the front lines. The unsung heroes working in essential roles in addition to health care and public service. Retail workers, bus drivers, train conductors, truck drivers, all of those who had to brave the pandemic from day one. They restocked...

Simplifying Relocation for Memory Impaired Seniors

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Many families and friends face the challenge of relocating a senior loved one impacted by memory impairment issues like Alzheimer’s or Dementia. This process can be a challenge for the senior loved one often feeling confused or finding it difficult to remember happenings from one moment to the next. For supportive family and friends assuring your loved one of safety, security, and affection is compounded with the tedious process of organizing the relocation itself. We have 3 tips to help you simplify this process.

Is It Time to Move? 5 Questions to Ask

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Are you considering downsizing or moving to a “rightsized” home? Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start asking the right questions today. Begin by evaluating why you are considering a move and list the benefits you wish to gain and the not so desirable qualities of your current space.

DIY Gifts from the Heart for Memory Impaired Parents

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on May 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM

Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other holiday, important moments are often commemorated with a gift. Finding the right gift for those you love can be a complex task, especially when your loved one is memory impaired. We have a set of guidelines and gift ideas to help you give thoughtful gifts appropriate for their memory stage.

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