Many older adults have probably discovered that there are seasons in life. There was a time when many were raising a family and needed a larger, single family house for their families and their possessions. Then, after everyone grew up and left to raise their own families, there remains this large house in which they may have spent 40, 50 or even 60 years or more.
You can imagine, all the belongings and furniture you accumulate during that amount of time can be astounding. Sometimes, whether it’s due to loneliness or the burdens of maintaining the house, people decide it’s time to move. Or, others just want to downsize so ultimately their families won’t have to. Or the “stuff” has just become too much to clean and keep organized. Maybe a person wants more breathing room or desires to make their house more “safety friendly” if possessions have become a tripping hazard. Peace of mind is another reason.
Don’t know where to start? Cathy Questiaux, Life Transitions Counselor for Concordia Lutheran Ministries, is here today with Concordia Haven residents Harold and Janice Cunningham and Jo-Ann Paulenda to share with you the key points of downsizing, provides ideas for what to do with your extra “stuff” and gives some tips and resources to help along the way.
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