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Estate Planning Considerations and Your Home

Estate Planning Considerations and Your Home

Passing on your assets to your heirs upon your death as important as planning for your children’s education and your retirement. Click>here for an overview article on estate planning from the New York Times.…

Village to Village Network

The Second Annual Village Gathering will be October 24 through 26, 2011 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California. There will be a pre-conference day on Monday, October 24 with sessions addressing how to start a village and village basics. Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26 will…

Virtual Assisted Living

It is typical for many Asian families to have aging parents live in the same household as the children and grandchildren. However, in our American culture, aging anglo parents are more independent and try to avoid what they consider to be a “burden to their children.” The majority of people…

Senior Transitions Seminar in Saratoga

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070, is hosting a Senior Transitions Seminar Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 9:30 am to 3:00pm. Five topics will be discussed: Cognition – As we age those close to us need to be able to discern what cognitive changes are…

Learning From The Experiences Of Other Villages

  The Village concept is taking hold in the West Valley of Santa Clara County and supporters can learn from the experience of other Village networks throught the United States. Senior Roundtable has a villages discussion group for more information. Village to Village Network‘s primary goal is to share information…

Caring for Our Aging Elders

There is a role reversal when children care for their parents as they age.  Shifting Path is conducting a Caregiving 101 event Come on March 28, 2011 where you can “learn how to stay sane while caring for your aging loved one!” Nick Amper will give a presentation regarding the…

Hubs of Services for Aging-in-Place

On April 6, 2011 from 5:30-7:00 PM, the Institute for Age-Friendly Housing is presenting Collaborating on Healthcare:  Hubs of Services for Aging-in-Place, as part of their 2011 Forum Series held at Avenidas, 450 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA.  Speakers for this event include: Robert Trevorrow, San Francisco Senior Centers Lisa Hendrickson, Avenidas & Avenidas…

Interest Growing For Village Movement in Silicon Valley

Interest in starting a village movement in the south bay of Silicon Valley is growing.  I blogged about it three months ago and everyone I talk with thinks it is a good idea. Most women in their 70’s and 80’s instantly understand the village movement concept, which is a voluntary…

Village Voices about Passages As We Age In Our Homes

In 1976 Gail Sheehy wrote the well-known book Passages, which chronicled life’s transitions up to about age 50. Now, more than three decades later, Gail is now promoting her latest book Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence, based partly on her personal experiences, about finding the resources and balance…

Silicon Valley Village Is A New Idea Whose Time Has Come

New Villages are blossoming like flowers throughout the United States.  No, I’m not referring to new towns. Villages are new consumer driven, self-governing, non-profit organizations run by volunteers and staff that coordinate programs and affordable services for members who wish to stay in their home and community as they age. …

We Need A Village To Age In Place At Home In Saratoga

Some homeowners aged 50+ or better want a more maintenance/worry-free lifestyle and proactively sense when the time is right to sell their home and move to a townhome or retirement home.  Perhaps the first step for people in their 60’s and 70’s is to buy a single level townhouse (rare…

Why Saratoga Needs An Intergenerational Center For Younger Olders

Self Esteem – A huge cohort of baby boomers is entering retirement age!  These Younger Olders have bought into the cult of youth!  We all need to start seeing wrinkles and gray hair positively as the natural badges of maturity, like “ripeness” is the natural expression that fruit as it…

Help in Finding A New Home For Your Aging Parent

As adult childern of aging parents, we often don’t know where to turn for advice to answer questions about what senior housing options are available?  As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, I have information on local caregiver support resources and retirement communities.  I am here to help, so please call…

Greenhouses – Patient-Centered Seniors Housing For Aging Baby Boomers

By 2050, one in five people in the United States will be age 65 and older, and 12 million of them will need long-term care. But the old paradigm for institutionalized care in the nursing home setting doesn’t fit the preferences and expectations of the baby boomers and Gen-Xers entering…

Making the Right Retirement Move

Making the right move to a retirement community can be a positive step rather than staying at home and waiting until a crisis occurs.  Part of my training as an SRES Realtor is to know how to make the transition as thoughtful as possible. Call me for information about several…

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