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Downsizing in Your 60s: What to Do With Sentimental Items

Posted by Village Green Team on Jan 16, 2022 9:04:00 AM
You've done it! You have committed to a new, smaller place and you're ready to start moving your things. For many people who have recently retired and decided to downsize, the most daunting thing about moving into a retirement community is sorting through the physical stuff. Deciding what goes with you will depend on where you're going, but everyone who downsizes is challenged to sort through and part with the items they will no longer need.
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Tags: Making the Move, Retirement Tips

POAs and Senior Retirement: Getting Your Affairs in Order

Posted by Jan Wieder on Nov 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM
As seniors age, it is always a wise idea to have legal and financial plans in order long before the need to have them managed by another arises.  Tackling these important estate planning decisions and tough conversations doesn’t have to be stressful.  Gathering information and good tools can help demystify the legal processes and be sure that everyone understands and agrees with the plan and their roles in it.  Power of Attorney encompasses a range of duties that an appointed agent might make on behalf of a person who cannot do so for themselves.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

How to Teach Your Senior to Use a Tablet

Posted by Jan Wieder on Nov 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Technology has brought limitless options to improve our lives and provide new opportunities for engagement.  Because of their easy-to-use, intuitive design, tablets are often the most recommended tool for seniors with a wide variety of needs and skills.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Tips for You or Your Senior to Adjust to Retirement and Downsizing

Posted by Jan Wieder on Nov 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Downsizing can be an inevitable stop on the ride of life.  Though change can be scary, it doesn’t have to be painful and it doesn’t have to be negative.  Planning with good resources can make all the difference in the transition to a new phase of life.  Even though it may not seem like it at face value, this can truly be an exciting time and can bring new connections and opportunities!
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

The Top Senior Wellness Trends You Can Actually Benefit From

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 6, 2021 8:30:00 AM
As we all know, wellness trends come and go. That’s why they’re considered trends rather than becoming consistent lifestyle habits. It’s no different in senior wellness than it is in the broader health industry overall. Yet, just because something is a trend, that doesn’t mean you should avoid it altogether. Sure, some trends are worth skipping, but others may be worth your while.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Weight Loss or Gain for Seniors: What Is Healthy for Seniors?

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 6, 2021 4:00:00 PM
Now that you’re in the senior life stage, you may notice that your weight is different than when you were younger. Maybe you have a harder time keeping the weight off, or perhaps you’re losing weight. It’s natural to wonder what kind of weight loss or gain is normal for seniors. The answer is that the experience can differ depending on the person.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

7 Tips To Make Your Senior Living Move Easier

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM
When you’re moving from your home to a senior retirement community, you are most likely going through a time of stress and emotion from the life transition. Any move requires preparation and adjustment, and this is a big change, and it makes sense that the process will be difficult until you are fully settled into your new home.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Avoiding Isolation & Finding Community for 55+ Seniors

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM
In the sunset years, isolation becomes more commonplace as people lose many of the social connections they had throughout their lives. This is actually something to take seriously, as isolation can have many consequences to your physical and mental health and well-being. It’s important to take steps to avoid isolation and find social interaction during this stage of life.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

How To Convince Your Senior To Move into a Retirement Community

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 5, 2021 9:04:27 AM
Moving your parents or another senior to a retirement community is a difficult decision for everyone involved, yet there comes a time when you know the move will help your loved one be well cared for in all the ways they truly need. It could even be the right decision for your whole family. When a move like this seems like the best option, the next step is to figure out how to convince your senior parent to move.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

How To Make a Successful Move into a Retirement Community in 2021

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 28, 2021 6:35:08 AM
We understand that moving from a home to a retirement community is not always easy. While you may know it to be the right step forward, there's often a host of reasons that make moving into a retirement community feel otherwise.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips