Protecting Your Autonomy

Protecting Your Autonomy When I launched Moving Seniors with a Smile Inc. in 2012 I recognized intuitively that older adults needed to knowthat they had autonomy. Granted, this looks a little different when you are 70 than it does when you are 80 and may change some more when you celebrate 90 but the need to maintain control over one’s life is intrinsic to all of us. We want to feel that we are in #control of our own lives.  Feeling powerless to address the myriad changes tha

Bridging that Perspectives Gap

Getting together with #family over the #Holidays was wonderful for some and for others more challenging… .  Sometimes one or more adult children won’t have seen Mom or Dad for a few months and one or more parents’ health, mobility and #cognitivedecline can feel like a huge elephant in the room. Broaching the subject of what comes next isn’t easy. Talking to our parents about aging and their evolving needs usually isn’t one of those conversations you want to initiate over a fe

Honouring the Heart Within

You might think about the challenges and practicalities of space planning and downsizing and how to get rid of all the stuff that you and your family members no longer want. You might even consider how an objective professional can ensure that you are working with reliable and vetted service providers.  It’s good to be able to have faith in the #movers who will be transporting your belongings and knowing that that you are not paying more than you need to for junk #removal and

Seeing Family on Easter Weekend?

For those who observe Easter, it can be a weekend for reflection and renewal.  For others it is a time to celebrate a three or four day weekend among family and friends.   For many it is both. It can mean time spent with an #aging #parent or parents.  Are they doing OK?  Are there any #health or #mobility issues that may signal a change is on the horizon? I know that my own much loved Mom, while she was still alive, would prepare for family get-togethers with as much energy

The Need to Choose

One of the things that I recognized intuitively when I launched Moving Seniors with a Smile Inc. was older adults’ need for autonomy. Granted,  this looks a little different when you are 70 than it does when you are 80 and may evolve some more when you are 90 years young but the need for control over one’s life is intrinsic to all of us. People of all ages want to feel that we are in control of our own lives.  Feeling powerless to address the myriad changes that occur in our