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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 ...

Thankful for Caregivers

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 15, 2017 at 7:02 PM
It’s the season of thankfulness, so what better time of year to thank our caregivers, than now?!Most families may have multiple caregivers, but there may sometimes be just one person who takes on more of a burden than the others. Who’s the one in charge of schedules, shopping, and life management? That’s the person who may need an extra “thank you” this season.Not only does November have the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s also Family Caregivers Month...

The Right Time to Downsize

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 13, 2017 at 7:49 AM
So now you’ve retired, and you want to enjoy the extra time on your hands. Not so fast! It may be a better choice to get to work right away – downsizing your life! Minimizing both living space, and belongings, is important to living a clutter-free life. It can also make taking care of your home easier.But maybe more important than those reasons, is the cost savings it can give seniors. Managing a mortgage payment for a big house is harder on a re...

Caring and Advocating for Aging Veterans: 4 Things You Should Know

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 10, 2017 at 8:01 AM
By Veteran Law Expert Anthony Marsh II, Attorney at Law on behalf of Caring Transitions®

 If you or a veteran you care for has suffered from an illness or injury that you believe is related to their service in the military, you should consider filing a claim for disability compensation. VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. Navigating the VA system on behalf of a veteran can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Below you will find a few tips that may make the process a bit more manageable.

Checking for Fall Hazards in Your Home

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 6, 2017 at 6:58 AM
Now that winter is almost officially upon us, it means the sun sets sooner, leaving us in the dark for more hours of the day. This is a good time to make sure your house is safe, so you can prevent home hazards that may cause you to trip or fall. -          Furniture Arrangement: does is allow for clear pathways and walkways, especially for moving from room to room? -    ...

Event: Apple Harvest Festival!

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 2, 2017 at 8:41 PM
Apples..................Apples..................and more Apples! Fresh pressed cider, mulled cider, hard ciderApple Butter and Brunswick Stew simmering over open fires, made on site by the CoveGarden RuritansOld fashioned Fried Apple Pies, Rachel Willis' Caramel Apples, and more.Local Food Vendors featuring: Gryffon's Aerie Beef and Foods of All Nations BarbecueArtisan Food and Craft Vendors: Caramont Farm Cheese, Pettigrew Woodworks, White O...

EVENT: Join us at the Senior Center's November Yard Sale

 Posted by Charlotte Henderson on November 2, 2017 at 8:08 PM
The Senior Center’s November Yard Sale is around the corner and everyone is sure to find a much needed treasure!  It all kicks off with the early-bird sale, Friday, November 3, 5 – 7 pm with $5 entrance fee.  Free to all on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm. The will have great items, especially for the holiday: luggage, baskets, lamps, fabric, yarn skeins, mirrors, books, pictures, silver, glass ware, pu...
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