A home that doesn't fit into the current financial situation or physical abilities of a mature adult can create unneeded stress and lead to depression and other health-related problems. While downsizing may be the best solution to alleviate these stressors and help seniors live the happiest and healthiest life, knowing how to get started and what to do with all of the "stuff" can stop the process before it even gets started.
To help Dallas/Fort Worth seniors and their families to better deal with the complexities involved in late-life moves, Senior Downsizing Experts Ingrid and John Sullivan have put together a casual and interactive workshop entitled “Downsizing Made Easy." The next free event will be presented at Brookdale Arlington (formerly Town Village) at 1250 W. Pioneer Parkway on Thursday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The hour-and-a-half presentation covers a wide variety of topics including:
- Factors to consider before making a move
- Senior living options in the DFW area
- Questions for touring senior living communities
- Tips for hiring various professionals related to the moving process
- Guidance on estate sales
- An overview of the current real estate market
The Sullivans urge attendees to look at all of the options available for a new chapter of life that requires less maintenance and allows for more freedom and fun.
"In many cases home ownership proves to be a financial burden and a source of isolation for seniors. While remaining in the home may have been a goal earlier in life, by the time home ownership starts to feel unmanageable, the prospect of evaluating other options and actually moving, can be completely overwhelming," says Ingrid. “As a DFW Realtor specializing in the 55+ real estate market, it is my goal to insure that older adults and their families are adequately equipped and aware of all the senior living options and resources available to them. This part of my job is a great joy. Seniors and their families often don't know which way to turn when making these important decisions and we are happy to be here to help."
For more information, or to register for the free seminar, please visit www.SeniorDownsizingExperts.com or call 817-635-1043.
About The Sullivans:
The Sullivan & Sullivan Team of Keller Williams Arlington have made it their mission to help older adults navigate the obstacles they face as they begin thinking about downsizing and selling their home. The Sullivans have completed extensive training and are both certified Senior Real Estate Specialist® by the National Association of Realtors. Ingrid has also achieved the more in-depth Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP®) designation through the Seniors Real Estate Institute. The Sullivans have managed late-in-life moves for hundreds of clients - including their own parents - and are aware of how emotional and complicated the process can be. Their message to seniors and their families: "You Are Not Alone."