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The Declutter Quicklist: 15 Minutes to a Safer Clutter Free Home

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on June 11, 2018 at 8:11 AM

A hazard free home is a decluttered home. Keeping your home clear and clutter free could be a small task you do daily. As you age, decluttering can be a great way to reduce fall risks and maintain your independence.

In honor of National Safety Month, we have a list of ways you can declutter in 15 minutes or less to keep your home safe for yourself and those you love.

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Decluttering: 10 Tips to Make the Man Cave More Enjoyable

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on June 11, 2018 at 8:08 AM

June is Men’s Health month, and what better way to keep your sanity than enjoying your Man Cave?

There may be a scientific link to mental well-being and allowing yourself to enjoy space. A recent study shows, “space is very important for regulating emotions,” says Sam Gosling, a psychology professor and author. The study also shows space as a powerful mechanism for evoking our emotions and positively impacting emotional well-being. “It’s incredibly important to be in one’s own space and resonate with who one is,” Gosling says.

Decluttering to Keep a Senior Loved One Safe

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on June 11, 2018 at 8:04 AM
As senior loved one’s age, less of the home is “lived in,” but the clutter from years in a home still remains and may cause issues. In ourparents.com article Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter, Caring transitions President Chris Seman explains exactly what those dangers are in the average American home that has over 300,000 items. “Some of the more obvious dangers are the risks for personal injury, such as trips and falls. Those with cluttered homes frequently pay to replace household items because they are more vulnerable to being crushed, broken, or lost. Structural damage can also occur due to vents being blocked, obstructing airflow, causing moisture, and creating costly damage from mold.”

DIY Gifts from the Heart for Memory Impaired Parents

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on May 10, 2018 at 8:22 AM

Birthday’s, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other holiday, important moments are often commemorated with a gift. Finding the right gift for those you love can be a complex task, especially when your loved one is memory impaired. We have a set of guidelines and gift ideas to help you give thoughtful gifts appropriate for their memory stage.

Simplifying Relocation for Memory Impaired Seniors

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on May 10, 2018 at 8:18 AM

Many families and friends face the challenge of relocating a senior loved one impacted by memory impairment issues like Alzheimer’s or Dimentia. This process can be a challenge for the senior loved one often feeling confused or finding it difficult to remember happenings from one moment to the next. For supportive family and friends assuring your loved one of safety, security, and affection is compounded with the tedious process of organizing the relocation itself. We have 3 tips to help you simplify this process.

Is It Time to Move? 5 Questions to Ask

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on May 10, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Are you considering downsizing or moving to a “rightsized” home? Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start asking the right questions today. Begin by evaluating why you are considering a move and list the benefits you wish to gain and the not so desirable qualities of your current space.

Family Fun: A Happy Customer Tells His Story

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on April 26, 2018 at 10:20 AM
Family Fun  You don’t often hear those two words when having to liquidate an estate. But for a recent Caring Transitions of Charlottesville (CTC) client, the experience ended up exactly that – family fun.  Increasingly today, many Baby Boomers are faced with the task of sorting, cleaning and liquidating the house of a parent who has passed away. It can be a daunting task that becomes more challenging if the children live in different ci...

Event: Bollywood Dance Movement & Fitness on Wednesday, June 27

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on April 13, 2018 at 1:53 PM
Bollywood Dance Movement & Fitness We all know that movement is important, why shouldn't it also be fun?! Bollywood Dance is a glamorous style of dance coming out of the Hindi film industry. Its roots lie in classical Indian dance, but it is a fusion of many different styles from all over the world. Bollywood Dance is often high energy, but this workshop is adapted to include all skill levels and abilities. You're invited to see Jess Mil...

Event: The Power of Tea on Wednesday, May 9th

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on April 13, 2018 at 1:28 PM

3 Reasons Seniors Should Declutter

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on April 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

In the last 50 years, most American homes have tripled in size with each one accumulating an average of 300,000 items. As time passes and families warm these homes with loving moments and touching memories, we become connected to each item in our possession over the years.


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