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Upcycled Organization

 Posted by Jon Wessels on January 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM
If you're ready to tidy up your home office or corral kid's toys, you would be surprised by the items you own that are waiting for a new purpose. More than likely some of the items cluttering your home could be used to create extra storage or organized spaces. Instead of purchasing brand new items, consider upcycling a few items from the attic or purchasing gently used unexpected items to bring calm to untidy chaos. The basics of getting orga...

How to Become a Minimalist and Love It

 Posted by Jon Wessels on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Written by Rocio Espinoza In today's world, we're bombarded with responsibilities, relationships, purchases, possessions, and clutter, both physical and mental. There's so much noise and chaos around us that our minds and bodies are in a constant state of overdrive and stress. It's time to do something about that. By adopting a minimalist lifestyle, you can make the switch from stressful for serene, from frustrated to focused. We have some ...

How to Financially Prepare for Retirement

 Posted by Jon Wessels on December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Written by Ashley Lipman for Caring Transitions Retirement planning is a life-long endeavor that allows you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, as you approach the big day, it's important to revisit your plans and ensure all your proverbial ducks are in a row. Ideally, you'll start honing in on the financial aspects of retirement ten years before it's time to hang your hat and call it a day. Here are some of the key focal points to fi...

Virtual Charity Projects for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Jon Wessels on December 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced everyone to become creative and think outside traditional norms. This concept has applied to everything you can think of from virtual happy hours to virtual job fairs and now, virtual volunteerism. During this difficult time in history, the need for a little community caring has increased. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the spread of COVID-19 has had the following impact: Close to...

Show Seniors Love This Season By Donating Items They Need

 Posted by Jon Wessels on December 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic battle and visitation restrictions in nursing homes and other long-term care communities are taking a toll on loved ones and community members with memory impairment and mobility issues as well as the healthcare workers that care for them daily during the holiday season. The beauty of the season blooms from the kindness we show to our community and those we love. The holidays truly mark a season to spread joy, pea...

Senior Living and Dementia Care - What Options Are There?

 Posted by Jon Wessels on November 11, 2020 at 10:49 AM
Written By Holly Klamer for Caring Transitions. Once baby boomers entered retirement age, they accepted the desire for more opportunities for senior living than their parents appear to have done. Some days, seniors have a wide range of options on where they reside and how their aged years are expected to spend. For multiple factors, people chose to transition into senior care communities. Some relocate because they are alone and need other el...

5 Healthy Ways Seniors Can Deal with Stress

 Posted by Jon Wessels on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Written for Caring Transitions by Rhiane Jessica. Stress is manageable, but staying on top of it gets harder as you get older. Studies show that adults aged 50-64 are 19% more likely to get stressed. This is mainly due to increased pressure from numerous responsibilities, like preparing young adults for adulthood and assuming bigger roles at work, and in part due to a "cultural deemphasis on people as they gradually get older." What's worse, th...

Preparing for the Future: The Pros and Cons of Probate

 Posted by Jon Wessels on October 2, 2020 at 1:02 PM
A will offers a method for providing instructions regarding the handling of your financial affairs and the distribution of assets to loved ones after your death. It is a legal document that must be authenticated by a court after you die in a process known as probate. The probate process also ensures that your wishes are carried out according to the laws of your state. Taking a look at probate will give you a better understanding of its pros and c...

10 Items to Thrift for Your Home

 Posted by Jon Wessels on September 18, 2020 at 11:00 PM
Classic, vintage, charming, mid-century or antique. Whatever your preference, giving furniture a second life can add unique style to your space. Furniture brings your rooms together and helps you express your sense of style. There are many hidden gems with charm that could be the perfect addition to your room. See our tips to help guide your purchases. High-Quality Sofas and Couches Many shoppers consider thrifting a sofa a bit of a risk....

Indoor Activities to Combat the Risks of Social Distancing

 Posted by Jon Wessels on September 15, 2020 at 8:53 AM
With the novel coronavirus COVID-19 dominating the news, it’s hard to think about anything else sometimes, especially if you are trying to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Following these recommendations may help protect you from contracting the virus, but it could also have negative effects on your mental and physical health. Seniors who are forced to stay...
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