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10 reasons to begin downsizing sooner than later

With the aging baby boomer generation and life spans extended by advances in medicine and technology, America’s population has an ever-growing predominance of those over the age of 65. Plenty of older people are staying in the same homes they raised their families in, even when facing medical challenges that used to require a hospital or nursing home setting. 

It may have been easy to navigate one’s home in younger years but aging in place requires an honest, practical evaluation of belongings and furnishings. Safety first should be the mantra of all homeowners. If there are ample trip factors in a space, we all stand the risk of tripping and falling but falls can be potentially very serious for seniors. Read more

Decluttering and Organizing Basics at Berkshire Community College

In this class, participants will learn some of the basics reasons why Americans have difficulty with clutter and disorganization, how to identify what constitutes clutter for them and how to begin the process to shed unwanted belongings and organize what remains. No matter what level of clutter, most of us need to keep on top of the endless circulation of goods and paper in our homes and offices. Learn how to do it efficiently and productively!  No supplies are necessary but note taking is suggested. Registration is required, to secure your space for this popular non-credit, workshop: http://shop.berkshirecc.edu/product.asp?itemid=1736