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).
Continue reading “Who gets the cottage?”
Another year has gone by and the downsizing project is still on hold. Here are three common scenarios that may be at work here. Does one of them apply to your situation?
Continue reading “What’s holding you back?”
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,.
Continue reading “Best Seniors’ Housing Resources – Ontario Canada”
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”
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.)
Continue reading “A Retirement Home is a problem solver”
The current, record-breaking cold snap in our area creates a very troubling issue for anyone who is isolated, especially if they are elderly. No matter the location, whenever bad weather strikes, family members and friends always become concerned about the health and safety of those on their own.
Continue reading “Isolation + Elderly + Bad weather = EMERGENCY”
Since downsizing will be a popular theme for many people in 2018, it would be helpful to pause and consider how setting goals can make a difference to the outcome. Here are three videos that point you in the right direction.
Continue reading “2018 Downsizing goals videos”
Since the next scheduled post for this blog lands on Christmas Eve, an original article is not being published today. However, you are welcome to check these posts by others if you are looking for a “Downsized Christmas”.
Continue reading “A Downsized Christmas”
If your family home is filled with many happy memories of relatives, friends or events, there may be a tendency to view the home as a “Memory Museum”, helping the family recall those good times. However, that can be a stumbling block when it is time to step into the future.
Continue reading “Your home is a Memory Museum”
One of the greatest sources of anxiety for the sandwich generation is the possibility their elderly parent will have an accident at home. Here are some suggestions for spotting hazards in the home and minimizing them.
Continue reading “While you were sleeping … mom fell”