Sep 17, 2019
Gadgets and Gizmos, Oh My! Smart homes can mean smart care
Technology can help seniors stay in their homes and give their kids and caregivers peace of mind. CNET has a great article about apps that can help independent seniors stay independent. The apps empower seniors to be safe, save money, and get medical care. Read all about the Apps nowContinue Reading
Sep 09, 2019
Plan to attend the 2019 Tigard Senior Expo!
We are looking forward to meeting new people and visiting with old friends at this year’s Tigard Senior Expo. With over 80 vendors and free classes, the event will have something for everyone. One of the Eldercare 101 co-authors, will be discussion our Eldercare 101 Book!Continue Reading
Sep 04, 2019
Eliminating the Downer in Downsizing your Parents!
Moving our aging parents and sorting through a lifetime full of memories can be quite a daunting task. That’s where a Certified Senior Move Managers can help. This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise Diane’s special guest expert, Mary Kay Buysse, executive director of the National Association of Senior Move Managers tells us how […]Continue Reading
Aug 28, 2019
Nobody wants my mother’s four-poster bed. Should I take it?
It’s a common dilemma for a lot of adult children. The adult children are there to help their aging parents but not sure they want the left over things. Sometimes, there are no leftover things. Below is a great article by the Chicago Tribune addressing this very complicated issue. Nobody wants my mother’s four-poster bed. […]Continue Reading
Aug 20, 2019
Downsizing or Decluttering? How to get rid of stuff
Downsizing or Decluttering? How to get rid of stuff This is a popular topic for almost everyone right now. Whether you are thinking of selling you home or just tired of the clutter, it’s time to get rid of things. Below is an article from the Washington Post to get you started! How to get […]Continue Reading
Aug 12, 2019
Think you know the ins and outs of Social Security taxation?
Kim Albert, CPA recently wrote a great article on “Minimizing Tax on Social Security Benefits”. Click below to read on! Minimizing taxes on Social SecurityContinue Reading
Soft Landings is Hiring!
Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors is hiring! Our 8-person staff helps older adults relocate. We help our clients downsize, pack their belongings and unpack and completely resettle their new home. Although we are not movers and seldom lift things over 35 lbs., the work is very physical. Our team members come from varied backgrounds and […]Continue Reading
Aug 06, 2019
Would you like a purple toilet?
To my surprise, a purple Toilet showed up on my front porch recently! Turns out it’s a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s. If you would like this gem delivered to a “friend” contact us! We will gladly share the information. It’s only $35 to have it removed! ALZ fundraiser VideoContinue Reading
Jul 31, 2019
Think twice before having that second drink
One in 10 older adults binge drinks, increasing health risks. Indeed, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recommends that people over age 65, who are otherwise healthy with no chronic diseases limit their Alcohol & Marijuana use. Read this article about the health risks. One in 10 older adults, may be drinking too […]Continue Reading
Jul 23, 2019
Now and Then, Then is Now …. sometimes Vintage is In!
Whether you were globetrotting with Gucci in the 70s… Luxuriating in Yves Saint Laurent in the 80s… Or vacationing in Versace in the 90s… There may be a market for your quality vintage goods. There are many ways to sell your vintage goods: Locally through an estate sale Online using websites like Therealreal.com or Poshmark.com […]Continue Reading