Staff-Joyce Sjoberg Aunt Gladys was ahead of her time. The 92-year-old has made several life altering transformations, including moving from Idaho to Seattle to Portland where she and her husband built their own house, going to work in the 1950s at KGW radio before it became a TV station, and enrolling in nursing [...]
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Create a space for the one you love Physical activity and social engagement are well-known secrets to graceful aging and retaining one’s sense of self later in life. Even a short visit to a garden can lower blood pressure, improve vitamin D absorption, improve stability, and help with better sleep patterns. Nature can provide spaces for temporary escape (actual or visual), and [...]
By Jack Rubinger, Home Instead Senior Care Barbara Murphy was in full crisis mode on a Friday afternoon in the spring of 2012. Barbara was a trustee for her friend Sue, age 74, who was rapidly declining due to dementia. Sue’s husband was unable to cope with the situation. The race was on and Murphy [...]
Senior Move Manager, Kim Megorden, Owner of Kare Transitions, LLC talks to Retirement Ready Real Estate & Finance Show about the importance of helping a senior transition into a new housing situation. Click on the ORANGE ARROW below to Listen! https://soundcloud.com/retirement-ready/3-senior-move-manager-kim
When folks are downsizing and moving from their long-time residence, they have a lot of stuff that they need to get rid of and that's where Rubbish Works comes to the rescue. Removal, recycling and re-purpose your stuff - keeping as much out of the landfill as possible. "Communication is key in downsizing..." says owner Betty Benson. Click [...]
By Julie Ouellette An unfortunate reality of our times is that dishonest people prey on the vulnerable. Seniors are particularly vulnerable and trusting of others. Because of this, they are often targets of scams. When I worked in a community, we saw various attempts to defraud our residents over the years. One in particular was tried several [...]
IN AN IDEAL WORLD every situation you encounter with your parent family and siblings is seamless. Your parents are cooperative and grateful for what you do, and your siblings appreciate your efforts and pitch in cheerfully to help. But we know that the world is not always so tidy and supportive. Probably no family works smoothly [...]
Kim Dodge, the host of Retirement Ready Real Estate & Finance Show outlines The Truths and Myths About Reverse Mortgages. Kim is a Licensed Mortgage Loan Officer with Usher Financial Group and can help you evaluate if a reverse mortgage is right for you. Click on the ORANGE ARROW below to Listen! https://soundcloud.com/retirement-ready/sets/reverse-mortgage-truths-and Kim [...]
I just love the song Summer Time and I love listening to Ella Fitzgerald singing it. This is the perfect time of year to think about and enjoy all the wonderful things we love the most about summer: picnics, more time outdoors, and visits from relatives and friends from far away. However, the living isn’t [...]
It is not uncommon for individuals to use a deed form purchased at a stationary store or, increasingly, an online legal website. While these forms may meet the requirements for a deed under Oregon law, all too often the person preparing the deed completes the form incorrectly. There are a lot of mistakes you can [...]