Caring Transitions – “Creating Tears of Joy”

 Posted by Dennis Begg on September 12, 2016 at 11:23 AM
Moving or Downsizing is a very stressful time for anyone and can be even more traumatic for Seniors and their family members when facing a major transition.  That’s why Caring Transitions is focused on creating “Tears of Joy” when the Client and their Family walk into the new home.  The sense of relief at the reveal is overwhelming and the most common response we see from our Clients and their Families are tears of relief.   ...

No Fail Estate Sale

 Posted by Dennis Begg on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM
One of the challenges consumers face when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions.  Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and Estate Sale. For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an Estate Sale can be a very positive experience.  Estate Sales are managed by pr...

Communicating with Older Parents

 Posted by Dennis Begg on July 24, 2016 at 5:36 PM
Often times family members hesitate to talk with their aging parents about common topics of concern such as changes to health, transportation, home care, legal and financial issues as well as retirement housing.  Geriatric professionals suggest it is much better to have these parent conversations sooner rather than later. It is often too late to make informed decisions or be sensitive to everyone’s point of view once...

Online Auction: What's Hot, What's Not?

 Posted by Dennis Begg on July 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM
As the nations’ largest combined network of estate sales and online auctions, Caring Transitions sells just about every type of product you could imagine. Our CT Online Auction site specializes in consumer online auctions that have easy-to-access local pick-up locations for winning bidders. Local winners also often have the opportunity to find great deals on unadvertised items at the local pick-up sites. In addition, we can ship items natio...

When in Transition, Call the Experts

 Posted by Dennis Begg on July 5, 2016 at 2:33 PM
At Caring Transitions®, we support people who are in the midst of personal transitions. By “transitions” we usually mean the kind of life hanging situations that have an effect on your current residence.  Whether someone is moving or downsizing due to job change, marriage, divorce, illness or retirement, we are among the first resources to contact for help and advice. Our services were developed specifically for people navigating lif...

Managing Your Move: Packing Advice from the Experts

 Posted by Dennis Begg on June 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
As we move toward peak moving season, the nation’s move management experts at Caring Transitions, provide these tips and advice to help reduce moving day stress.    Don’t move without a plan At Caring Transitions, we see a lot of clients who know they will be moving soon, but don’t take time to plan properly for all that needs to happen. Tasks seem to be put off for “later” and this often creates a chaotic and stressful environment on...

Real Estate Resources for Mom & Dad

 Posted by Dennis Begg on May 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
When it comes to choosing housing or buying and selling real estate, the needs of older adults and their families can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss and financial constraints. To provide consumers with dedicated support options, two of the nation’s most professional resources work in partnership.Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)The National Associat...

As Boomers Shed Stuff, Their OffSpring Reject It!

 Posted by Dennis Begg on May 20, 2016 at 6:19 AM
I recommend this Washington Post article for anyone who is downsizing or who needs to declutter.  If your kids aren't interested in your possessions, you have plenty of company!  Click on this link for details.

55+ and Alive: 'Realistic optimism' makes all the difference in the world

 Posted by Dennis Begg on May 16, 2016 at 1:29 PM
This recent article on describes how the benefits of staying optimistic can improve how we age.  This is a real eye-opener for people like me who to tend to worry more than we should.  I find the Prime Time section very helpful.  Click here to read the details.

Covering the Cost of Long Term Care

 Posted by Dennis Begg on May 3, 2016 at 9:07 AM
As we mentioned in our blog, Overcoming The Obstacles When Moving Into A Senior Living Facility, paying for long term care is one of the major obstacles for many older adults and their families.  Just as there are several kinds of long term care options, there are several ways to pay for them. Long Term Care Insurance The numbers suggest that only 7% of the senior population carries long term care insurance. Long-term care insuranc...
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