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'Tis the Season for Giving!

 Posted by Rex Norris on December 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM
With our families stretched out across the United States, it’s all too common to find yourself watching a struggling loved one from a distance. Whether it be foreclosures, downsizing, liquidation, or even the death of someone dear, you may not always know how to help someone through stressful times when you’re so far away. This is why we are here; to help people with the burden of emptying out homes in sometimes less than a week or organ...

Looking to Downsize Your Stuff? These 6 Tips Will Help You Sort It Out

 Posted by Rex Norris on November 10, 2016 at 4:03 PM
Sometimes you’re changing jobs, sometimes you’re moving to a smaller place, sometimes you find yourself either adding on a child or having one move out. Whatever the reason, you may realize that you’ve ended up with too much stuff. And the idea of going through it all to decide what should stay and what should go can be daunting. But to make an easier job of it, just take it one step at a time with the tips below:   ·         Clothes -...

Fall Prevention

 Posted by Rex Norris on September 9, 2016 at 9:01 AM
No, we are not trying to stop mother nature.  It is a lunch and learn that help our mature adult population with fall prevention.  The sponsors are  a group of companies that work with our mature adult populations and their families, and it is held at local senior center.   The theme changes each year and this year is "The Gambler" centered around Matt Dillon and Ms. Kitty.  It is a great opportunity to teach about fall p...

No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Rex Norris on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions.  Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience.  Estate Sales are managed by pr...

Online Auction: What's Hot, What's Not?

 Posted by Rex Norris on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you could imagine. Our CT Online Auction site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...

Managing Your Move: Packing Advice from the Experts

 Posted by Rex Norris on June 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help reduce moving day stress.    Don’t move without a plan At Caring Transitions, we see a lot of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on...

Real Estate Resources for Mom & Dad

 Posted by Rex Norris on May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
When it comes to choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. To provide consumers with dedicated support options, two of the nation’s most professional resources work in partnership.Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)The National Associat...

RIGHT TIME…RIGHT TOOLS…RIGHT BALANCE

 Posted by Rex Norris on May 21, 2016 at 1:52 PM
Being independent does not need to mean being alone.  There is a difference between being connected to one another and being connected to the internet.  And, the more we use tools and technology to keep us efficient, the less we make personal connections and the more isolated our seniors may become.However, using tools and technology in conjunction with personal interaction is a great way to help keep your loved one safe, healthy and en...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Rex Norris on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM
The latest U.S. census data shows that only 5% of those over age 65 occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. So where does everyone else live? From a “county” perspective, Florida remains on top, where over 53% of Sumter County is comprised of 65+ adults.   This is followed by heavy populations of older adults in Charlotte, FL (38%) and LaPaz, AZ (36%). Colorado tops the list with the fastest “a...

Moving Forward Event

 Posted by Rex Norris on April 11, 2016 at 8:42 AM
Where: Rambling Oaks Courtyard Assisted LivingWhen:April 14th 7-8PM Please join us for this educational event and learn about different housing options and a 5 steps that can ease the transition from the home to a retirement community.
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