The Academy Awards, born in 1929, celebrate their 85th birthday this year. Think of all the preparation, the planning, thought and talent to produce this celebration gala. Have you ever thought about your personal Oscar? By 2030, the fastest growing population segment will be Baby Boomers turning 80. Take a look at the requirements for… Read More


We recently had a client who was doing just fine living in her small three bedroom home with her collection of teapots and calendar of activities. Then one day she went to dust those teapots full of memories and kerplunk! Senior lifestyles obviously change when you land on your bum and then go into rehab.… Read More


INDEPENDENT LIVING…In Independent Living Communities people generally 55 and older are able to live safely with peers in an apartment type complex. Residents may bring in medical help as needed, but independent living buildings do not provide medical assistance. MYTH: It’s depressing and institutional. FACT: People are so busy with activities and social contacts they… Read More


You’ve seen the commercials on television. Scenes where an awkward silence hangs between a son and his father, both ignoring the proverbial “elephant in the room.” Dad realizing his increasing needs. Son worrying about Dad living alone …and there they sit, drinking coffee. Sound slightly familiar? While people over 65 are expected to increase at… Read More


Remember that first day of school? What to wear? Who will I know? How will I be accepted? Why is this so important? Not many “firsts” in our lives are any different than the first day of school. They were the ones who patted us on the back and gently shoved us out the door… Read More