Entries for 2016



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. http://wpo.st/6DFb1

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 Jacksonville.com 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...


 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...
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