It starts with the right Mind Set.

img sewingrmbefore Downsizing and decluttering are …. Unpleasant words. Like closing up the cottage – it is not a happy time. While avoiding either situation may  result in unwanted consequences, I would not recommend taking the risk. Waiting may result in an accident that could have been avoided. So why do many of us take the risk and procrastinate against downsizing? Perhaps the old saying "If it aint broke, don't fix it" works for the stubborn, while some people attempt to reduce, sell or donate items but quickly get bogged down. Feeling discouraged, spinning your wheels and getting nowhere is discouraging, even depressing. There is a solution.

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Happy Birthday to The Sandwich Generation

 

Part 1:  The Sandwich Generation label has nothing to do with food, and everything to do with being stuck firmly between an older and younger generation of family members. This 5 part series may assist with ways to reduce stress while helping your elder parent(s). 

If you were born after WWII, between 1946-1964 you are part of the “baby boom” generation.  You likely grew up with 3 to 7 siblings who are now considered part of the Sandwich Generation.  Many baby boomers are overloaded juggling their career along with looking after parents and their immediate family.  Thus sandwiched, and pulled in every direction even as Boomers themselves become seniors. An improved healthcare system means parents are living longer than their parents did – sometimes flirting around the century mark. Image result for image happy birthday senior

 2.4 Million babies were born in Canada between 1957-61 – the heart of the post war baby boom.[2]   10% of our population will be seniors soon. Why is this important? Systems are not currently (2018) in place to adequately care for our aging population.  Our infrastructure is lagging to support such a large cohort of aging seniors. 

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Testimonials

Exceeded my most hopeful expectations


When I knew I was going to sell my house, I became very upset at the thought of the job ahead of me –

entailing the packing, the labelling and the preparation of all the things that had to be sorted and put into boxes for the move.  When Patti and her team arrived, to do the job for me, I was SO relieved to have her organize and mange all my things. 

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