Jan 22, 2020
A New TV Series on the Upside of Downsizing!
Must-see TV! Check out Matt Paxton‘s new show on downsizing the family home! It’s terrific…if you enjoy real-life stories of families, their shared history, and the memories & mementos that bind them. ‘Legacy List’ shows that moving out is about memories, not money. Also, here’s a great article that appeared in Next Avenue a few days ago about the show.Continue Reading
Jan 13, 2020
Older adults who are angry have worse health than older adults who are sad.
A recent CSA Blog focused on the difference between mental health when sad versus when angry. “As most people age, they simply cannot do the activities they once did, or they may experience the loss of a spouse or a decline in their physical mobility and they can become angry,” said Meaghan A. Barlow, MA, […]Continue Reading
Stop! Don’t put those unwanted gifts in the closet
Did you get a gift over the holidays that you really don’t want? Rather than putting the gift in storage or in your closet, try one of these great ideas! Sell on ebay, craigslist or facebook marketplace Regift to someone who will love it Return for store credit Donate to a charity Swap them with […]Continue Reading
Hospice is changing the landscape of where people are dying
If you have worked with hospice in the past, I truly hope it was a good experience for you. For the first time in a least a half century, home has surpassed the hospital as the leading place to die in the United States. A new analysis of death data, published in the New England […]Continue Reading
Happy New Year
We are excited about the 2020 year and look forward to helping more families reduce the stress of downsizing and moving!Continue Reading
Dec 24, 2019
We wish everyone a fun, festive, and grateful holiday season. Our office is closed until December 26th.Continue Reading
Dec 10, 2019
During the Holiday season…. It may be wise not to buy more stuff
We were thrilled to learn that NASMM was mentioned yesterday on NPR’S iconic, highly ranked show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Terry interviewed Adam.Minter, the author of the insightful new book, “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” The Fresh Air show is also archived as its own podcast, so the reach for this show will be longer in […]Continue Reading
Dec 05, 2019
Congratulations to the MSN Award Winners!
CONGRATULATIONS TO The 2019 MSN ANNUAL AWARDS WINNERS! Marketing Professional of the Year Deborah Threadgill, Threadgill’s Memorial Services C.A.R.E. Award Cathy Fallon-Weeg, Mt Hood Senior Solutions Integrity Award Michael Rose, Rose Elder Law Leadership Award Matt Preston, Home Instead Senior Care-West Portland & Lake Oswego Non-Profits: A Caring Closet, Clark County Alzheimer’s Association, Multnomah County […]Continue Reading
Nov 19, 2019
Are you a caregiver with someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?
Have you wondered where you can meet with others “in the same boat” to have a relaxed conversation about real issues? We have a great Solution for you. The Memory Café welcomes caregivers and people with dementia. For some, it’s a place to learn more about their new diagnosis. For others, it’s a place to […]Continue Reading
Nov 13, 2019
How to celebrate holidays with Seniors in Assisted Living
This is for all the wonderful caregivers out there. Thank you! Not sure what will work and won’t work for your loved ones over the holidays? Check out these three great tips! Holidays in assisted living can still be fun, festive, and meaningful even if it means embracing new traditions. Let’s Celebrate!Continue Reading