Keeping your elderly parents safe at home

Keys in the door

Elderly parents living on their own in a traditional home are usually a safety concern for the family. As they age, they are less likely to notice safety issues that gradually sneak up on them. Here are some key issues to watch for and suggestions on how to address them.

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An intro to Downsizing podcasts

Headphones for podcasts

There are many excellent resources available online in a variety of media including blogs, websites and videos. This post introduces you to some experts who deliver their content in an audio format for a fresh approach on the topic. Explore …

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Who gets the cottage?


A family cottage is often taken for granted when downsizing and/or planning for retirement. However, a cottage is “that piece of real estate that brings families together but can also drive them apart.” Listen in on a frank discussion between two experienced estate lawyers on how to handle the situation. (Video).

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Best Seniors’ Housing Resources – Ontario Canada

Dancing couple

There are excellent resources available for helping seniors living in the Province of Ontario, Canada. This summary of resources includes links to online topics such as Accessible Housing and Flexible Home Designs,.

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The Sandwich Generation juggles constantly

Sandwich Generation

Necessity has made the sandwich generation expert jugglers. Not only do they have their own lives to lead, often with dual careers but they are the primary support for both older and younger family members. Here’s how the successful ones are managing to keep on juggling. Continue reading “The Sandwich Generation juggles constantly”

Got clutter? Learn from the experts

Clutter bear

Here are five of the best videos by professional organizers or decorators with practical answers to the most pressing clutter questions. There is one from Canada, three from the USA and one from the UK.

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A Retirement Home is a problem solver

Deckchair at a retirement home
It is very common to consider a retirement home lifestyle as a means of solving difficult situations arising from living in a traditional home. This might be the result of a sudden change in one’s life or a gradual shift in day-to-day living that is finally recognized. Here is a list of typical problems that others have experienced along with the solutions they enjoyed by moving to a retirement home. (With videos.)
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