Posted by Dennis Begg on May 1, 2016 at 9:31 AM
This online auction is offering unusual and favored treasures from personal collection of a former antique dealer.  Items include Vintage Baccarat Burgos Chartreuse Rhine Wine Goblets, Gorgeous Orrefors Hand Blown Crystal, Rueven Hand Painted Art Vases, Fenton, Wedgewood, Early 1900’s Seneca Competitors View Folding Camera, and much more. Click here for more information and to view our extensive gallery. All items start at just $1 so...

Mid-Century Modern Collector's Dream!!

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 27, 2016 at 5:54 PM
We are offering fantastic collectibles in our Mid-Century Collectibles Galore in Jacksonville Florida!  Click Here to see our extensive gallery featuring Rare Bakelite Jewelry and Kitchen Utensil Sets, Hazel Atlas Barware with Dancing Elephants and Randy Rooster themes, Large Collection of Vintage Linens, Rare Salt Spoons and Salt Cellar Collections, Alexander Doll Company Dolls still in the original boxes, Cobalt Blue Dishware to set y...

Where are Seniors Moving?

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM
The latest U.S. census data shows that only 5% of those over age 65 occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. So where does everyone else live? From a “county” perspective, Florida remains on top, where over 53% of Sumter County is comprised of 65+ adults.   This is followed by heavy populations of older adults in Charlotte, FL (38%) and LaPaz, AZ (36%). Colorado tops the list with the fastest “a...

Overcoming The Obstacles When Moving into a Senior Living Facility

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 16, 2016 at 12:11 PM
Most Seniors and their families face similar challenges as they begin their search to find the ideal Senior Living Community.  This article is intended to provide comfort (you are not alone) and identify resources who can make your transition less stressful. Where Do I Begin?  Developing a plan and identifying the expert resources who can guide you through the process is often the most important and difficult first step. &n...

Insights For Engaging Loved Ones With Alzheimers

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 9, 2016 at 3:47 PM

The Value of Home Staging

 Posted by Dennis Begg on April 5, 2016 at 12:49 PM
Downsizing is often part of the home staging process. The National Association of Realtors states the average home staging investment is between 1 and 3 percent of the home’s asking price, and generates a return of 8 to 10 percent. If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours remains on the market, it may be time to assess the home ...

The Caring Network

 Posted by Dennis Begg on March 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Supporting older adults as they move from a family home to Community or retirement housing is very rewarding for Caring Transitions owners, but we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our professional network. Caring Transitions takes great pride in our local and national relationships. We have cultivated a professional network of realtors, caregivers, attorneys, funeral directors, hospice partners, guardians and housing adminis...

Caring Transitions of First Coast supports Jacksonville's Heart Health

 Posted by Dennis Begg on February 20, 2016 at 10:23 AM
Join us week of February 22, 2016 at two local Heart Health Events.  See the attached flyers for details!February is American Heart Health Month sponsored by the American Heart Association.  No effort is too small to spread the word for Heart Health.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.The good news? Heart disease can often ...

Home Downsizing to Sell

 Posted by Dennis Begg on February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Most of us recognize that homes that are correctly priced tend to sell quickly, while those that aren’t often languish on the market. Of course, there is more to consider than price when placing a home on the market. Among those factors, it is important to evaluate the overall appearance and condition of a home.If you are one of many home sellers who wonder why the house down the street just sold at an asking price similar to yours, while yours r...

Family Advice from the Senior Living Experts: “Begin the Conversation Early”

 Posted by Dennis Begg on January 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Guest Blog by Adele Lund, Director, Community & Business Relations, Laureate Group “I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of adult children as they navigate the transition of a loved one from their home of many years to a senior community or care facility. I have observed that when a family hasn’t had an ongoing dialogue with their parent about possible changes in the future, siblings often form different ideas of what would be ...
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