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Straight Talk about Estate Liquidation
Times have certainly changed when it comes to buying and selling used household items. With a marketplace flooded by new inexpensive furniture, stores full of trendy home décor, and second-hand housewares only a click away, liquidating a full house (or garage) of excess items requires a NEW and current day strategy. Learn more about… - Why garage sales are no longer effective or profitable - Changes in how estate sales are conducted - Auction services that have moved online - How to liquidate high end items - Resources for donating specialty pieces
Straight Talk About Life is a Balancing Act: Fall Prevention
Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room were spinning? Maybe you tend to lose your balance when you stand up. These can be troublesome sensations and could indicate a balance problem. Falls can have serious consequences as we age. Each year, more than 25 percent of adults 65 or older have a fall, and 3 million are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maintaining good balance as you age and learning about fall prevention can help you get around, stay independent, and carry out daily activities.
Straight Talk About Driving After 80: Strategies to Stay Behind the Wheel | July 2023
While many older adults value the independence of driving, changes that happen with age may alter a person’s ability to drive safely. It’s quite possible that an 80-year-old in perfect health can drive safely without posing a threat to oneself or other drivers on the road, while a 60-year-old with impaired vision and a medical condition that affects their motor skills may indeed need to stop driving. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: -What factors can affect driving as you age and signs of when it may be time to stop driving? -What are your options when you no longer drive? -How does giving up your license affect your family? -Are there resources or therapies for those wanting to be proactive to keep driving?
Straight Talk About "All Senior Communities are Not Created Equal" | June 2023
There are so many options for senior living today, so where do you start? The first step is to understand your options and learn about the various amenities offered from community to community. This seminar will focus on strategies for learning about the various senior living options available in the area. Our presenters will equip you with the process of making appointments and taking tours, important questions to ask, resources to help navigate the differences, and what to expect as you begin the information gathering journey. Whether you are a recent retiree, mature elder, or a family member helping aging relatives, this seminar is designed to provide you with practical and actionable information.
Straight Talk about Senior Scams | March 2023
It is estimated that older adults lose billions of dollars to scammers each year. With all the mail, email, and unsolicited phone calls, it is becoming more and more difficult to determine what is legitimate and what might be a scam! Scammers often utilize public information, as well as our online internet activities to take advantage of us. -What are the latest scams? -How can I be prepared and not fall prey to these scams? -What do I do if I’ve been scammed? -How do I know if a piece of mail is a scam? (If you are the adult child of aging parents, please join us. This information will be invaluable in helping your parents avoid getting scammed?)
Straight Talk about Selling a Home as a Senior Citizen | February 2023
Many of us seniors have lived in our homes 20, 30, 40 years and some even longer. Selling a home today has become much for involved since we bought our homes decades ago. The last several years have been record breaking years in home sale across the country, but inflation, higher interest rates and other factors changed the market in late 2022. If you anticipate moving from your longtime home in the next year—or even 5 years from now, this seminar is designed to give you the information you need to prepare for that move. What should I do to update my house if anything? How does financing and appraisals affect me selling my house? How do I deal with the buyers’ inspection? These are just a few of the many topics that will be discussed to help educate, equip and empower you when the time comes for you to sell your home. (If you’re an adult child of aging parents, this seminar will provide you with the information you may need to help guide your parents through their late life move).
Straight Talk about Creating Your Legacy | December 2022
One way to rejuvenate your life is to create your legacy that will be forever remembered by family and friends. So, if you are thinking about downsizing but have boxes of memorabilia, photos and stuff, now is the opportunity to create your legacy before you get rid of the stuff. Join us for this seminar, as you learn helpful ways to create your legacy to pass onto your family. Once you have completed your legacy, you can begin to plan your next step, whether it is taking a long planned trip or making the move to a smaller, more manageable apartment or house. All of the excess stuff that has been in your house will be gone, but you will have a lasting memory that you can share for years to come.
Straight Talk about Coping with the Holidays | November 2022
So many of our visions of the holidays are straight out of the movies. Everyone is joyful and laughing around the dinner table. How we wish it would be like that in our own homes. Instead, seasonal fatigue, stress and anxiety may test our emotions and drain the holidays of festivity. Even our own expectations can sabotage our joy. The Thanksgiving dinners and family gatherings are often full of friction and sparks from unresolved issues. And the loss of a family member, past or recent, makes these times even harder to celebrate. So, how can be prepare ourselves to cope with all the emotions and stressors of the holiday season? Join us for this seminar as we hear from experts who can share tips and stories to guide us through this time.
Straight Talk about Going from “We to Me” | October 2022
Losing a lifelong partner who shared in life’s many responsibilities such as finances, travel, cooking, social activities or home maintenance can leave a giant void. Most of us will one day face this reality of going from “We” to “Me". This loss could come as a result of the death of a spouse/partner, but it could also be the loss of a spouse through dementia and Alzheimers. Learn about resources and help available to those who have expectedly or unexpectedly become a “Me.”
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