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Entries for 2017



Thankful for Caregivers

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on November 15, 2017 at 6:49 PM
It’s the season of thankfulness, so what better time of year to thank our caregivers, than now?!Most families may have multiple caregivers, but there may sometimes be just one person who takes on more of a burden than the others. Who’s the one in charge of schedules, shopping, and life management? That’s the person who may need an extra “thank you” this season.Not only does November have the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s also Family Caregivers Month...

The Right Time to Downsize

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on November 13, 2017 at 7:47 AM
So now you’ve retired, and you want to enjoy the extra time on your hands. Not so fast! It may be a better choice to get to work right away – downsizing your life! Minimizing both living space, and belongings, is important to living a clutter-free life. It can also make taking care of your home easier. But maybe more important than those reasons, is the cost savings it can give seniors. Managing a mortgage payment for a big house is hard...

Caring and Advocating for Aging Veterans: 4 Things You Should Know

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on November 10, 2017 at 8:01 AM
By Veteran Law Expert Anthony Marsh II, Attorney at Law on behalf of Caring Transitions®

 If you or a veteran you care for has suffered from an illness or injury that you believe is related to their service in the military, you should consider filing a claim for disability compensation. VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. Navigating the VA system on behalf of a veteran can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Below you will find a few tips that may make the process a bit more manageable.

Checking for Fall Hazards in Your Home

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on November 6, 2017 at 6:25 AM
Now that winter is almost officially upon us, it means the sun sets sooner, leaving us in the dark for more hours of the day. This is a good time to make sure your house is safe, so you can prevent home hazards that may cause you to trip or fall. -          Furniture Arrangement: does is allow for clear pathways and walkways, especially for moving from room to room? -    ...

Holiday Decluttering: From Give to Get

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on November 1, 2017 at 8:07 AM
As the holidays near, it’s time to prepare for family dinners, shopping, and finding the perfect gifts. This season often brings about a need to declutter in preparation for holiday guests.According to Senior Relocation Expert, Nan Hayes in The Gift of Giving, “most of us hold onto the possessions that fill our homes because we don’t regularly take the time to evaluate the functionality or personal meaning of each item and discard those that are ...

10 Items to Donate to Seniors in Need

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on November 1, 2017 at 8:04 AM
The holidays mark a season to create joy. Giving to others can be the best gift many people receive all year. As we visit with our loved ones, many of us begin to think of what we can do to assist others in need.During the holiday season and year-round, millions of seniors are suffering while trying to meet their basic needs. About 56 percent of seniors age 80+ reported a severe disability and 29 percent of the same population reported needing as...

5 Ways to Give Back to Seniors

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on November 1, 2017 at 8:01 AM
The Holiday Season is here. Families are gathering and excitement is in the air. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there’s one group we often forget – seniors.As we share meals and create memories, it’s important to remember those who may need extra help during this time of year. According to industry experts in a recent article on the Points of Light Blog , “Aging adults can face a number of challenges, from loneliness to failing healt...

Fall Cleaning Checklist

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on October 31, 2017 at 12:47 PM
Fall is finally here! And with any change in season, it’s a good time to look around (and outside of!) your home, for what you can clean up or fix. Here are some ideas for tackling the outside of your home: -          Clean up your summer fun! Put away patio furniture, kids’ toys, and umbrellas. -          Inspect your doors. Do they close tigh...

Green Moving: Get Packing without Wasting

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on October 23, 2017 at 9:13 PM
It’s time to pack up your life. Depending on how many things you have, the job can be daunting and seem never-ending. It can also take a lot of stuff to pack a lot of stuff. And if you’re trying to cut back on the trash that packing takes, we have some suggestions.If you know the impending move is coming, you can always start saving your own moving supplies. Start saving boxes, bubble wrap, and other padding or packing materials. This way, you’re...

Halloween Safety for Seniors

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on October 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM
Halloween is coming soon, and seniors may want to get involved in their neighborhood fun. Here are some ways to do that, while keeping everyone safe:   1.       Keep the lights on: Even if you are not handing out candy, leave your interior and exterior lights on. This will help it look like you’re home, even if you aren’t. Try leaving a sign on your front door that says you are not handing out candy....
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