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Entries for 2017



Making Healthy Changes in the New Year

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 30, 2017 at 8:03 AM
It's almost time to put on the party hats, pour the bubbly, and celebrate the turn of the year. Here are a few ways aging adults can join in on the fun!

Celebrating the New Year!

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 26, 2017 at 8:06 AM
Don't want to stay up until midnight? Hold a mock countdown at any time of the evening! Get your family and friends together, and celebrate the new year at whatever time is best for you.

Checking on Your Aging Relatives at the Holidays

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 8, 2017 at 8:07 AM
If you're going home for the holidays, and want to find out how your aging relatives are doing, there are a few places to check for warning signs. Seniors may not always be forthcoming with how they're really doing, for fear of needing to move or receive more care. 

Holiday Gift Ideas for Caregivers

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 7, 2017 at 2:12 PM
By Beverly Nelson, creator of Stand Up For Caregivers, for Caring Transitions®The holidays are a time where we can really show our gratitude for those who provide essential services in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. From the people who take care of and teach our children to the caregivers who watch over our elderly loved ones, life without them would not only be more challenging, but often, less fulfilling.If you’re looking for ways t...

5 Tips for a Stress Free Holiday

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM
The holiday season is about spending quality time with the ones we love. Quite often this simple fact is buried by finding the perfect gift, cooking the most delicious dish, or hosting a memorable gathering. According to, the season “can bring stress starting in November and go straight through until the new year. We experience a combination of stressors related to financial costs of the holidays, family coming to stay and the co...

Cutting Edge Gifts for Tech Savvy Seniors

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 4, 2017 at 7:51 AM
The beauty of technology is the way it advances in ease of use year over year. Many people believe there are limited tech gift options for seniors. We want to encourage you to change the way you think of both seniors and technology. Seniors are adapting to technology at alarming rates. According to Pew Research some seniors, “report owning and using various technologies at rates similar to adults under the age of 65.” Keeping this in mind, there’...

Great Gifts for Active Seniors

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 4, 2017 at 7:18 AM
As seniors live longer, many remain active. Active seniors are living healthier longer lives. According to a recent study by The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics called Older Americans: Key Indicators of Well-Being, people who reach age 65 will live another 18.5 years. Many of these seniors are in excellent health and ready to take on the world. If this reminds you of a wonderful senior in your life, this article is here to m...

Holiday Shopping Safety Suggestions

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on December 1, 2017 at 8:10 AM
Will you be one of millions of people shopping for Christmas gifts in the upcoming weeks? If so, try to be as aware of your surroundings as possible. Police across the country report higher crime rates at the holidays, and seniors are often the target.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 20, 2017 at 8:38 AM
It’s the season of Thanksgiving… which could mean family stress, a lot of food, and the start of Christmas shopping! But before those distractions creep in, we wanted to wish you a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving, and remind you we’re here for you.During this Thanksgiving holiday, when you’re with so much family, you might want to look around. Do your parents or grandparents need help with retirement, or downsizing? How is their home holding up, and...

Caring Transitions® Was Featured in The Wall Street Journal

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 16, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Caring Transitions®, a national leader in senior relocation, downsizing, estate sales, and online auctions, was featured in the Wall Street Journal article, Ready to Downsize? There's Plenty of Help. The article highlights the options families and their loved ones have to lighten the often overwhelming load downsizing can become. Caring Transitions provides older adults and their families throughout the U.S. with the most trusted, respected and ...
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