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.”
Straight Talk about Rightsizing Your Life | September 2022
Do you wish your house wasn’t so cluttered? Is a move in your future, but all the “stuff” just stops you in your tracks? There is no one right way to “rightsize,” but there are easier and harder ways to do it. Find out about the “easier” ways at this 90 minute seminar. Is there a “best” plan to follow in making this “rightsize” move? What can you do that will help reduce your sense of “overwhelm?” If you’re looking for resources, tips and strategies that can help you through this process, this seminar will be of immense value to you and your family. Join us on September 15th to learn more…and bring a friend or two.
Straight Talk about “Is Your House Taking the Fun out of Life?” | August 2022
Are you ready to relax and stop letting your home own you? Are you questioning whether you’re ready to move on to a life that’s free of the demands of home ownership? In this seminar, seniors like you will share their experiences of “right-sizing” to a smaller home/senior community, etc. You’ll learn when and why they made the decision to leave their home of many years, the process they went through and the resources they utilized. And what is life like now that the house is no longer a concern?
Straight Talk about Paying for Senior Living | July 2022
Moving to an independent living community or assisted living community is often a desirable option for many older adults seeking a simpler or more manageable lifestyle. Sometimes a move to assisted living, long term care, or memory care may even be necessary to remain as autonomous and independent as possible despite declines in physical or cognitive health. The big questions are, “What are my options?” and “Can I afford to live in one of these communities? Join us for a discussion about costs associated with the different levels of senior living. Our expert guest panelists will discuss frequently misunderstood benefits such as the Veterans Aid and Attendance, Reverse Mortgages, Medicare and Medicaid. Knowing the facts about the options available to you will help you plan for your future.
Straight Talk about Senior Living Options in the Des Moines Metro Area | June 2022
Every 55+ senior owes it to themselves and their family to visit a senior living community, not with the intent to cross it off the list as a possible living solution but to consider it as a viable choice for your retirement. The choices in senior living are many and varied and a surprising discovery for most is that they are not the “nursing homes” of yesteryear. Not only do senior communities offer a wide range of services and comfort level but they are a hub a social activity. If you are curious about the different types of communities in the Greater Des Moines area, this seminar will provide you with a starting point of much needed and requested information. Our panelists will represent a variety of different senior living communities here.
Straight Talk about The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children | May 2022
All our adult lives, we’ve tried to do the best for our children, even as they started families of their own and became grandparents, themselves. In many cases, we showered them with gifts and our time, but as we age, there is one gift that will be one of the most valuable and important to them. That is you planning ahead for the “what if’s.” Join us for this 90 minute seminar as we are joined by adult children who helped their parents through the transition of moving from their long-time home. There will be laughs and tears as they share what worked, what didn’t work and the plans they wished had been made before they were needed.