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Loss of Transportation Independence one of Many Issues

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.” ― Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns Fifty Studies have found that as we age, the fear of losing our independence far outweighs any fear […]

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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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Know How to Protect Yourself Against Consumer Fraud – Upcoming Event

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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.)

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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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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Aging Coalition Recently Celebrated 20 Years!

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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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Charlotte & Lake Norman Options for Heart-Healthy Foods for the Elderly & Disabled

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As a part of the CDC’s Million Heart Challenge, it is recommended that we eat a heart-healthy diet that includes generous amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, while limiting sodium and trans fat. Research studies repeatedly find that when trying to lose weight, what and how much we eat is overwhelmingly more important than the amount […]

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Simple Activities You Can Do Around the Home for Heart Health

Senior gardening

Did you know the Centers for Disease Control has designated February to be American Heart Month?  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and is the leading cause of death among American women.  In an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017, the CDC […]

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What in the World is Rightsizing?


What comes to mind when you hear the term “rightsizing”?  Well, it may not necessarily mean what you initially think. While rightsizing can involve “downsizing”, the two actions may not be the same at all. I have had conversations with several folks around my age (50-60ish) recently who speak of empty nests, too many possessions, lack […]

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Why Hire a Senior Move Manager?

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With the aging population in America growing at steady rates—by 2030 the elderly will account for 20% of the U.S. population—the demand for Senior Move Managers continues to grow.  Families increasingly find themselves geographically dispersed, making it challenging to care for their older loved ones.  Additionally, many older adults find themselves with no surviving children […]

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