Margareta Magnusson: THE GENTLE ART OF DEATH CLEANING
Several recent articles have noted a big reason why people don’t want to move when they’re rattling around an empty nest that is too big for them and too hard to manage. They don’t want to deal with choosing what Stuff to pack, give away or simply toss.
Fortunately, artist and Swedish grandmother Margareta Magnusson has written a book on how to put your home in order: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter. She encourages us that if we start the practice before we are at death’s door, it can be a more interesting process. And it also can be a good way to remember your happiest times.
Read our blog post about it.
Katharina W. Dress, M.A.: WE NEED TO TALK: INSIGHTS ABOUT ELDER MEDIATION
Deciding where elders should live can be a gut-wrenching experience for them and their families. Too many wait until a time of crisis to have “the talk”. Providing a neutral ear, Elder Mediators help families communicate their deepest concerns so they may work together toward successful resolutions.
Dr. Andrew Scharlach: DECIDING TO STAY OR MOVE
Many of us feel we are ten years younger than we actually are. There are pros and cons to that, especially when determining where we should live as we grow older. Here are some insights.