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The Ancient Practice of Ageism
A few years ago we had the opportunity to hear one of the industry’s leading experts on AGEISM, Ashton Applewhite, speak at a local conference. That talk started us thinking,really thinking, about how we have unknowingly & unwittingly practiced ageism. Yikes—we are in the business of working with “olders” and weRead More
Shifting the Cultural Norm
Baby Boomers are at it again . . . this time turning the housing market upside down by postponing downsizing, thereby contributing to the decline of home sales and availability for homebuyers nationwide. In turn, this has a profound effect on our move management business, as well as the businesses of many of the colleaguesRead More
It’s that time of year many of us work for all the rest of the year—VACATION!!! We hope you have at least a short getaway planned—you deserve and need it to maintain balance in your life. Experts suggest that the key to making your trips less expensive is planning ahead.Read More
Did You Know…?
Statistics show that the incidence of economic insecurity among the elderly has decreased since the 1950’s, primarily, it is believed, due to the effects of Social Security. However, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), over 25 million Americans aged 60+ are economically insecure—living at or below 250% of the federal povertyRead More
NASMM Conference 2018
We had the good fortune to gather recently with business people like ourselves at the National Association of Senior Move Managers’ 2018 Conference in warm, sunny Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This was a time of learning and networking with other move managers from all over the country and as far away as Canada,Read More
It’s GO Time!
The National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (which we are members of) has designated January as GO (Get Organized) Month. The holidays are over, it’s cold outside, and it is a great time to get our homes in order before we are enticed to spend more time outdoors enjoying warm, sunny days! There areRead More
History of Christmas Traditions
History tells us that charitable giving has been a common practice for thousands of years. However, the practice of holiday giving & many of our current Christmas traditions were revived or begun in the Victorian era (mid 1830’s-1900). Until that time, celebration of Christmas was largely low-key, if celebrated at all. Interestingly, itRead More
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
October is National Protect Your Hearing month and we have enlisted a few local hearing health experts to share some of their knowledge and hearing loss solutions with us. Did you know that: About 20 percent of Americans, 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss. At age 65, one out of threeRead More
Tips in Dealing with Caregiver Stress
“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” — Former First Lady, Rosalyn Carter As Baby Boomers continue to age in record numbers, the role of caregiver will continue to takeRead More
Is Traveling Part of Your Retirement Plan?
One of the number one things new retirees say they are looking forward to doing in their retirement is traveling. Many of us put off travel during our working years for various reasons–lack of funds, lack of time, and even guilt at indulging in something so seemingly impractical. Retirement often offersRead More