New Years Resolutions….Whose Idea was that?

New Years Resolutions….Whose Idea was that?

Ahh, it’s that dreaded time of year again…(and I’m not talking about the task of putting all the holiday paraphernalia back in the box)…when we may feel societal pressure to make personal resolutions for the New Year. We must confess that we are not typically very good at making resolutions, much less keeping them! We […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving & Beyond


Thanksgiving celebrations in the “New World” began as harvest celebrations as early as the 1500’s. The first official Thanksgiving celebration occurred in 1621, as the Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to celebrate their first harvest after settling in Massachusetts. From that time, the observance of Thanksgiving took place, off and on, and was designated […]

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During National Depression Education & Awareness Month Are You Thinking About the Seniors in Your Life?

Transition Tamers National Depression Awareness Month

October is National Depression Education & Awareness Month.  Surprisingly to some, depression is a fairly common problem for older adults, but it is important to know that is not any more normal for older adults to be affected by depression than it is for people of any other age or stage of life.  The Centers […]

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Know How to Protect Yourself Against Consumer Fraud – Upcoming Event

Aug - BBB Seminar

What is consumer fraud? Consumer fraud is defined as: “Deceptive practices that result in financial or other losses for consumers in the course of seemingly legitimate business.” Think you can spot a scam a mile away and won’t be duped?  So did I! I am careful not to open attachments of suspicious looking emails. I […]

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Use the Good Stuff! (It’s okay.)

antique dishes

Recently I wrote about the fact that our kids don’t seem to be interested in all the “stuff” that has been collected and handed down over generations.  This topic has sparked a lot of conversation that has left me wondering why we often save things for special occasions, thereby denying ourselves the pleasure of enjoying […]

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Facing the Harsh Reality: Our Kids Are Not Interested in Our Stuff!


Years ago, when my father-in-law downsized (the first time), my sentimental husband and I (I’m only moderately sentimental) relieved him of many family “heirlooms” that helped to fill our new, large house. While we saw these items as serving a purpose in our home, we believed we would then pass them on to our own […]

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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Coalition Recently Celebrated 20 Years!

cmac logo

As members of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Coalition, we were delighted to share in the celebration, recently, of CMAC’s 20 years of advocacy on the behalf of older adults. This group of professionals and advocates works tirelessly together to promote issues important to the aging population. The mission of CMAC is to facilitate community and agency […]

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Transition Tamers celebrates National Senior Move Managers Week


 The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared May 8-14, 2016 National Senior Move Managers Week. During this recognition week, NASMM and NASMM members around the US, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia are promoting the value of Senior Move Management & Senior Move Managers’ commitment to assisting older adults and their families with […]

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 Cindy Leap and Kandy Schreiner Earn NASMM@HOME Specialist Designation


In conjunction with the National Association of Senior Move Managers aging in place initiative, NASMM@HOME, Cindy Leap and Kandy Schreiner earned the NASMM@HOME Specialist designation at NASMM’s recent 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. “Extensive research indicates future generations of older adults, including the population we currently serve, are less inclined to move to […]

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World Rocks Against Dementia Event coming to Huntersville in March!

Alz couple

Worldwide, nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia, with 1 in 9 Americans over 65 suffering from these diseases. The effects of dementia-related diseases will continue to take huge emotional and financial tolls on those suffering from these disabilities as well as those who care for them.   Transition Tamers is […]

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