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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pet Projects

blog-petprojectsjpgAt many Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) you will find some very special residents, some of whom boast an inordinate amount of fur and with noses that are somewhat colder than normal. These cherished residents are greeted fondly wherever they go on campus. The joys of having a pet are well known from childhood and certainly do not diminish as we grow older.
 
Scientists have been studying how the relationships between pets and their owners affect human emotions and physiology for some time now. The studies have shown that petting, playing or snuggling with a warm furry pet will help lower blood pressure, cope better with stress and stay more active.

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Marnie Dawson CRTS, Owner of Dawson Relocation
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012

Why Hire A Move Manager?

seniors-movingjpgWe are often unaware of how attached we become to our homes—and their contents—until it's time to move. This can be especially true for those who have been living in their current homes for the past 30 or 40 years and must suddenly sort through a lifetime of possessions in just a few weeks. In these cases, moving is not just a physical process, but an emotional one as well. Because of the emotional and physical aspects inherent in preparing for a move, it can be helpful to work with a neutral third party such as a Senior Move Manager.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012

Why Now Is The Right Time

blog-coffeejpgIt's the right time to move into a retirement home when other options are no longer viable. That sounds simple, of course, but here are some guidelines to know when it is the right time to move yourself or your elderly loved one into a retirement home.

One of the best ways to sell yourself or your loved one on the idea of a retirement home is to take a look at ways in which the move can improve on every aspect of living.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

When it comes to Shopping skills—Age and experience saves.

blog-shopperjpgDo seniors get more for their money? Researchers say they do. After looking over nearly a million grocery receipts, a 2007 university sponsored study revealed the differences between younger and older shoppers:

Those 65 years and older shop nearly eight times a month, compared with six and a half times a month for youngsters. Elders take advantage of discounts more than two-thirds of the time compared with half the time with younger shoppers.

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