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No Stranger to Difficult Times

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Guest Blogger Gina Siegel, Owner of Caring Transitions of Cincinnati East.   My dad was a wise and peaceful man. Born in 1922, he was no stranger to difficult times, and often told me that it would take a common enemy to bring the world together. Back then, my young mind went to aliens – I now see a different form of this enemy: COVID-19. It has been fascinating to watch how our country and others have united under this threat, and I’m proud...

4 Tips on Managing Money For Seniors During A Financial Crisis

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on April 6, 2020 at 2:38 PM
A financial crisis can mean a lot of different things for different people. For those reliant on an hourly or salaried income, the effects can be devastating. However, for many seniors, a regularly fixed income like social security or a pension is a huge advantage during this time.  To ensure you don’t squander the opportunity, try out some of these tips for managing senior finances during a crisis.  Reevaluate Your Spending Even though ...

Empty Nesters: Things To Keep In Mind as You Downsize

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on March 31, 2020 at 10:21 AM
As your children grow and start to venture out on their own, it can certainly leave a wake in your life. Without them in your home, it can start to feel small or overwhelmingly big. With less people to help pitch in, downsizing can become a very viable option. Before you just start throwing things out or thinking the only choice you have is to look for a smaller house, read on for a few tips on things to keep in mind as you downsize. Staying P...

Inspiration from a friend

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on March 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Watching social media for the last week has been a lifeline to information but also overwhelming, too.Now that we're all home with time to reflect, this particular inspiration seems perfect for today. We wish you peace and kindness and health. 

Quiet to Survive. Vive Chicago!

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on March 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Troy Walsh, owner of Drone Media Chicago offers an eerie but hopeful glimpse of Chicago staying at home to protect each other BEFORE the Stay-at-Home order was put in place. Thank you Troy and Chicago for providing hope by Staying Home. Also, check out the Empty Streets of Chicago.Thank you Governor Pritzker for taking on this challenge in the face of all the political pressure you must be enduring and a high five to Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of...

Flattening the Curve in Illinois

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on March 23, 2020 at 11:29 AM
Caring Transitions Chicago NWS is in compliance with the Governor of Illinois’ state-wide, stay-at-home order through April 7, 2020. During this time, we continue to operate to provide essential services to those in need of relocation and clean outs, as well as essential basic operations as needed to serve those in need.We continue to follow CDC hygiene advice, including 6-foot social distancing, staff wearing gloves and frequent hand ...

Helping Seniors Downsize and Organize

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on January 15, 2020 at 4:37 PM
If you noticed that Mom, Dad or Grandma are not quite themselves, you are likely not alone. As older adults constantly live longer and have higher quality of life, it becomes more noticeable when that begins to change for those you love. Some of the most common signs of health decline are:Weight LossLoss of AppetiteChanges in MobilityDecreased Social InteractionDecline in Personal HygieneWaning Interest in GroomingMood or Demeanor ChangesIssu...

Keeping A Clutter Free Holiday Home

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on December 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM
The best way to keep your home clutter free during the holiday season is to clear clutter before, during, and after the holiday season a few minutes at a time. We have tips for what to do to get a jump on clearing clutter and maintaining a clean home throughout the holiday season.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on December 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Adding last minute guests to your holiday gathering? With all the daily tasks we have to complete, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in last minute shopping for holiday gifts. If you find yourself days away from a full house with no idea how to figure out what to get for whom, this article is for you. You still have time to shower your loved ones with presents that are thoughtful, personal and sure to be enjoyed.

The Thrifty Gifting Guide for Guys

 Posted by Mary Beth Radeck on December 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Running out of gift ideas for the guys on your holiday list? Gift shopping can be challenging especially if you’re tired of giving the same traditional gifts each year. To find the right gift, think outside the traditional and consider gifts that fit the lifestyle or life phase of the person you’re buying for.

We have gift ideas to help you find the perfect item and save money! Here are our gift suggestions for every guy on your list.

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