Category: Aging in Place

Getting a New Perspective

When does a dresser stop being a dresser?  Or a coffee table, a coffee table?  The answer: when it becomes a hallway storage chest or an entertainment center.   Moving away from the traditional use of an item or space is referred to as repurposing, and it enables you to…

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“Moving” Verb or Adjective?

 Mov-ing: verb – to go from one place of residence to another   Mov-ing: adjective – stirring deeply in a way that evokes a strong emotional response   What is the first thing you think about when someone mentions they will be “moving”? Usually it’s the hassle of packing all the boxes, the big moving truck pulling up…

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On top of my table

  From start to finish, a move for a senior can be an overwhelming process. Let’s walk through the journey together with this fun ballad. It flows to the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”. On top of my table, all covered with stuff, Are decades of treasures, going…

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Transitions

  Although you may not frequently move from one home to another, you may go through mini-moves within your living spaces. Perhaps a better term to describe it would be a transitioning.  There are a variety of housing transitions that can occur throughout our lives.  There might be a time…

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Downsizing without Moving

  We’ve talked about moving but what if you have chosen not to move. You know you still need to sort through your possessions and downsize. What should you do?   Downsizing is a process not just a onetime event. It will take time to go through all the wonderful…

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