A Fresh Start? It Doesn’t Have to Be Hard!

You know this winter came as a harsh reminder that home ownership in the GTA can get pretty challenging and a few of my older clients weren’t honestly prepared. In spite of the warnings that we received from weather experts, winter last year was pretty much a non-event.  Ron and I have a snow blower and I don’t think it even got one use.  A couple of light shovel days and voila - we were through it. This year though was a different story. Arctic temperatures, biting winds 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

Time Spent with Family - Have You Had “The Talk”?

As many of us have spent time with family over the Holidays it can be a time for reflection and it can, for some, be time for “The Talk”. I’m not referring to a safer-sex talk with your kids or indeed your aging parents.  I am talking about an exploration of what comes next as we get a little older.  What environment is going to best meet our #emerging #health and #mobility #needs as we #age? Are we going to feel #overwhelmed by losses that are inevitable or are we going to c