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Caring Transitions of Charlottesville Coat Drive Drop Off!

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 13, 2018 at 4:24 PM
Caring Transitions of Charlottesville is celebrating the holidays by donating coats to local organizations. It’s all a part of our CT Caring for a Cause initiative! This week, our own Sonya Chung-Hirano went to the Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE), a domestic violence shelter in Charlottesville. She dropped off coats to Rachael Silver, a Volunteer Coordinator for SHE. Learn more about SHE here: www.shelterforhelpinemergency.org Then, Sonya we...

20 Fun Questions To Learn Your Family's Story

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Senior family members hold a wealth of knowledge and information. They can be the doorway to learning, understanding, and tracing lineage. We often want to hear the unique stories and experiences our senior relatives have but are never sure where to start the conversation.

We put together 20 fun questions to help you start family history conversations with ease and get the entire family involved, young and old, during holiday gatherings.

5 Steps to Declutter Your Holiday Decor

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM

It’s time to Deck the Halls, but you’ve noticed decorating for the holiday season has become more burden than bliss. Over the years you collect ornaments and holiday knick-knacks with lots of love and memories connected to each piece. Unfortunately, many of us end up with more memorable ornaments than we have room for. This is a sign to declutter before you decorate! Decluttering holiday decorations can save you time and money while allowing you to take inventory of all the wonderful items you want to preserve for holidays to come.

We put together a few tips and tricks to get your holiday decorations decluttered in no time and help you recognize items that may work well as heirlooms or memorable gifts.

Smart Buys for the Holiday Season

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 13, 2018 at 7:39 AM

This holiday season, we want to help you shop smart! Between Thanksgiving and the first week of the New Year, consumers are bombarded with exclusive deals from their favorite retailers and online shops. According to statistics from the National Retail Federation “consumers plan to spend a total of $1,007 on average for items such as decorations, candy, and gifts as well as other purchases for themselves and their families.”

We have a list of the best items to buy during the holiday season to help you maintain your budget and beat the spending statistics.

3 Major Ways Caregiving Is Evolving

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 13, 2018 at 7:16 AM

Caregiving was often thought of as a job for a paid professional. In the past, people thought mostly of formal caregivers, like home health aide’s or nurses when they thought of the people who cared for their loved ones.  As time changes, there is another side of caregiving that continues to emerge and impacts more and more families each year. Millions of Americans have become informal caregivers, interwoven in the daily routines of those they love.

3 Reasons Vintage Furniture Is Not Just "Old Furniture"

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on October 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
Vintage American made furniture?... Isn't that the old-style stuff mom and dad furnished their home with? Half of which was handed down from grandma? And, didn't half of grandma's furniture come from her older relatives? "Yes" is usually the answer. The word "vintage", when properly used should be followed by referencing the era the item is from, such as "vintage 1950s". The purpose of describing furniture as vintage is to connect it to a certain style typified by the era, but, also to inform, or remind, the buyer that the item was made to better quality standards than is today's furniture.

Decluttering for Your Health

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on October 10, 2018 at 4:01 PM
  Do you have too much clutter in your home? If you want to learn more about how to take control of your clutter, be sure to join us on Monday, October 15th at 11:00 at Northside Library. We'll be talking about how to Declutter for your health!

Explore The Benefits of Qigong: Program at The Center

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on September 30, 2018 at 11:29 AM
  Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention to open blockages in the body based on the same meridian system used in acupuncture. The movements are easy to learn and anyone can do them. To begin to benefit from Qigong you do not have to be fit, you don’t have to be flexible; you don’t even have to be able to stand up. Join in this fun and beneficial class...

7 Ways A Clean Home Supports Healthy Aging

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on September 20, 2018 at 7:48 AM

We have a list of 7 ways a healthy home can help you age well. With so many benefits to clearing your home of clutter, why wouldn’t you consider reclaiming your space? The benefits can extend your quality of life now and in the long run. You can complete tasks efficiently, reduce the risk of illness, and boost your mental clarity.

Are Family Heirlooms Hiding In Your Home?

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on September 20, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Have you ever asked yourself “Do I have anything interesting that truly tells a story about my life?” Most of us would say no. As we grow comfortable in our homes and nestle in over the years, we make memories, connections, and bonds that add value to life. In many cases, memorable moments are tied to an item of significance that tells a story or holds a part of history.

You could have an heirloom right under your nose without realizing it!

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