How Will This New Environment Fit My Lifestyle?

April 28, 2023 Published by

If you’re a senior in the Evanston and North Shore area who needs to make a move to a new environment, you’re probably wondering how that environment will fit your lifestyle. The same may be true if you’re the adult child assisting a senior to make a move, as well. Fortunately, there are ways to make a lifestyle change and new environment easier for you. This can help protect your... View Article

5 Essential Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Falling at Home

March 15, 2019 Published by

As far as home design for seniors is concerned, taking steps to minimize the risk of slipping and falling is a top priority. Millions of people aged 65 and older fall every year, and one out of every five falls causes a serious injury, such as a broken bone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are a number of risk factors that can make seniors likely... View Article

How to Make Unpacking Easier After a Move

February 14, 2019 Published by

Last month, we talked about steps you can take before you move to make the process less stressful, from bringing in a professional move management team to keeping a blueprint of your new place in mind. However, proper preparation is only part of the moving process. You’ve still got to tackle packing, transporting your belongings to your new living space, and, finally, unpacking. Unpacking can be one of the most... View Article

Make Moving Less Stressful with 4 Key Steps

January 14, 2019 Published by

The start of a new year is a great opportunity to make positive changes in your life, including a move to a new living space. However, particularly for seniors and retirees, sorting, packing, and moving a household’s worth of belongings can seem overwhelming. If you’ve decided that transitioning to a new living space (as opposed to aging in place) is the right decision for you in 2019, here are some... View Article

Is Aging in Place Right for You?

December 6, 2018 Published by

Most people prefer to stay where they are as they age: The AARP reports that 90 percent of older adults want to stay in their homes for as long as they possibly can. However, the health issues and other changes that inevitably affect seniors can make aging in place difficult. For example, decreased balance and worsening vision can turn elements of the home like staircases and rugs into safety hazards,... View Article

4 Essential Decluttering Tips for Seniors

November 15, 2018 Published by

Many of us find ourselves accumulating collections of various items (e.g., books, clothes, magazines) over the years, whether or not they have sentimental value. At some point, all of that stuff can get in the way and make your living space less than optimal, particularly for seniors. Whether you’re getting ready to move or just re-organizing your current living space, decluttering can be a daunting task. The following tips can... View Article

5 Key Home Design Suggestions for Seniors Looking to Age in Place

October 12, 2018 Published by

As people age, they commonly experience changes such as decreased balance and declining vision that can lead to falls and other accidents, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Certain aspects of your home – such as stairs and throw rugs – can become safety hazards. More than one out of four older people falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, it’s possible to... View Article

4 Tips for Getting Rid of Old Cleaning Products

September 25, 2018 Published by

During the process of preparing to move to a new living space, you might find old cleaning products in your cabinets and closets that you aren’t sure what to do with. Should they be disposed of like hazardous waste? Or can you pour them down the drain?    The answers to those questions can vary depending on the specific product you’re dealing with, so it’s important to do your research. Here... View Article

4 Things to Know About Proper Paper Disposal

August 24, 2018 Published by

Most of us have old documents and papers we no longer need sitting around in desk drawers or filing cabinets. If you’re paring down the stuff in your living space in preparation for a move or to “opti-size” and simplify your home environment, you’ll want to get rid of any papers that are just taking up space. It’s important to discard old documents in the right way, however, especially if... View Article

3 Essential Steps for Proper Paint Disposal

July 20, 2018 Published by

After a home improvement/decorating project, you might find yourself with some partially full cans of paint that you’re not sure what to do with. Just dumping it down the sink or simply throwing the cans in the trash is NOT the way to go: Since paint can be a toxic substance, it’s important to dispose of it in a way that’s safe and environmentally friendly, according to Lowe’s. Luckily, it’s... View Article