Downsizing Made Simple-Five Steps to a Successful Move

“Downsizing Made Simple-Five Steps to a Successful Move” presented by Seniors Real Estate Specialist Dayna Wilson this Sunday, August 28th | 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP (925) 943-1121 Presented at The Kensington. A Vintage Senior Living Community, located at 1580 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597.

As a  professional dedicated to serving downsizing seniors, Dayna’s goal is to ensure that her clients are well informed, prepared and equipped to navigate the complexities that a late-in-life move entails. By utilizing the proven Downsizing Made Easy 5-Step System for a successful move, she is giving you a road map so  you have the tools to accomplish exactly that.

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Photo by auntjojo Enjoy a complimentary dinner while Dayna shares tips on downsizing. Everyone is welcome.

  • Overview of the “5 Easy Steps to Downsizing”
  • Complete list of questions for your senior clients to consider before making a move
  • Housing needs checklist
  • Descriptions of common senior living options
  • Key questions for touring senior living and skilled care communities
  • Forms that include a timetable for planning the move and comparison charts on available housing options
  • Guidelines for family meetings and a sample letter to inform family of move plans
  • Tips for hiring various key professionals related to the moving process (including real estate agents)
  • Guidance on estate sales and estate auctions
  • Suggestions for effectively adjusting to a new lifestyle
  • Frequently Asked Questions concerning the moving process

Attendees will receive a gift worth up to $1,000.

Following our dinner discussion the Kensington will continue with their Sunday Concert Series. At 7:00pm attendees will be treated to a special performance by Ronit Widmann-Levy, soprano. 

A fundraising raffle will be held with proceeds benefiting MEMORY WALK Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research… 


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1580 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Thursday, November 12th | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a complimentary lunch while Seniors Real Estate Specialist Dayna Wilson shares tips on downsizing to a more manageable home and answers the top 10 most often asked questions concerning planning for and making a later in life move.

Please RSVP (925) 943-1121

Boomers and Seniors on the Move-2016 Directory for Older Adults

Boomers and Seniors on the Move

Boomers and Seniors on the Move-2016 Directory for Older Adults.

Proud to once again be supporting the Born to Age Directory for Older Adults for 2016. They will be celebrating their 10th year. I am proud to be the ONLY Seniors Real Estate Specialist represented in this magazine. Let me know if you have been wondering, “Who’s going to take care of me (or Mom & Dad) when I no longer can?” It’s a good question. Not many of us want to think about it, nor have made any plans. Many clients I work with don’t address this until a crisis occurs. Everyone hopes and prays for good health, prosperity and longevity.

Most of us will outlive our ability to drive. Past 80, approx. 50% of us will have some form of dementia, or some form of a chronic disease. So, it might be a good idea to understand the options and possibilities. Talk to your children, parents, family members, friends, trusted advisers about how you INTEND to live as you get older.

So much has changed in senior care in the past decade alone and most people have no idea just how much. New products are being introduced, new advances in technology, new senior living communities are opening-the rapidity of change is imminent. Let me know how I can help get you the resources and assistance you need now or for your future.

Dayna-Diablo Area’s Downsizing Diva!

Dayna Wilson and East Bay Senior Resource Solutions – Mixing it Up!

As a Realtor committed to serving Boomers & Seniors on the Move, I have had the pleasure and honor of being a founding member of the East Bay Senior Resource Solutions. We are a group of seasoned professionals dedicated to serving Seniors and their families at the highest level. Families call upon us when faced with life transitions.

Boomers & Seniors on the Move

Boomers & Seniors on the Move

THANK YOU to Tristan Piper, Jackie Garcia and staff for hosting our annual private reception last night. We had a room full of the best of the best! THANK YOU KENSINGTON-YOUR FOOD AND HOSPITALITY IS TOP NOTCH!

Moving Mon & Dad

Moving Mon & Dad

Dayna Wilson Teaches “Moving Mom and Dad”

Moving Mom and Dad: 5 Common Mistakes Adult Children of Aging Parents Make and How to Avoid Them

Join Dayna Wilson- Seniors Real Estate Specialist and friends for an informative class designed specifically for those assisting elder family members with late-life moves. As experts specializing in assisting mature home buyers and sellers, we will introduce to you the five most common mistakes made by adult children of aging parents and how to avoid them.

You will gain valuable insights and strategies helping you and your family to…

Dayna Wilson Teaches Moving Mom & Dad

Dayna Wilson Teaches Moving Mom & Dad-5 Common Mistakes

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Create a plan of action for future care needs
  • Locate suitable senior living options
  • Simplify the relocation process
  • Find and hire the right support when you need it

Reserve your seat today! Contact Mt. Diablo Adult Education by calling 925-937-1530 or online:

Senior Live Well Forum & Resource Fair



Senior Resource Fair

Senior Resource Fai

Friday, May 8, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane

Senior Live Well Forum: A day full of educational and uplifting speakers, plus lunch and opportunity to win raffle prizes. All funds raised benefit the Senior Center Care Management Program. For registration and more information,
call the Senior Center at (925) 798-8788.

This year’s speaker lineup:
> “Hoarding Behavior: The Problem with Too Much Stuff” by Patrick Arbore, Ed.D.
> “Organizing Made Easy” by Gloria Bullock, Glorified Organizing
> New York Times Bestselling Author Susy Flory presents “Thunderdog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero” Guide Dogs for the Blind and Fostering Puppies Program

Pre-sale $25 (60+ years); $30 (General)
At the Door (if available) $35 (60+ years); $40 (General)

Come Early for the Free Ultimate Senior Resource Fair from 8:30 am–1:00 pm. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, I will be one of over 50 vendors from the local area. Come by my booth to enter drawing and say, “Hello!”

Downzing Class-5 Steps to a Successful Move

Downsizing Class-5 Steps to a Successful Move
East Bay Realtor Dayna Wilson Teaches Class for Mt. Diablo Adult Ed

Downsizing Class this Thursday in Pleasant Hill, ca

Downsizing Class this Thursday in Pleasant Hill, ca

Whether you’re contemplating a move or surrounded by a sea of boxes, you understand how overwhelming a move can be. Dayna Wilson, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, works with boomers and seniors on the move to help them transition to a more manageable residence. She will be teaching her popular class, Downsizing Made Easy–5 Steps to a Successful Move, at the Mt. Diablo Adult Education Center on Thursday, April 30, from 10:00am-11:30am. The goal of the class is to minimize the time, effort and stress of transitioning to your new life so you can enjoy it!
Walk with courage and move forward with confidence
Dayna’s message is to “walk with courage and move forward with confidence”. She helps her clients pack up their memories and their belongings and move from the large homes where they’ve raised their families into smaller ones where they can live more comfortable, simpler lives. To do this, Dayna provides a step-by-step downsizing plan that includes:

• Getting organized for your move
• Tips for hiring organizers, movers and other professionals
• Guidance for getting rid of decades worth of extra stuff
• Dialog on senior living options in the East Bay

“I love helping my senior citizen clients and their families downsize and find new homes that are more suited to their changing needs. In many cases, they are rattling around huge houses they can no longer care for and are becoming isolated, but it’s difficult to leave so many memories behind. I have a network of trusted preferred service providers who streamline this process for our seniors.”

40 page Workbooks available for purchase at class

40 page Workbooks available for purchase at class

To register: Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 925.937.1530,
*Note that there is a $15 materials fee for this class
About Dayna Wilson Real Estate
Dayna Wilson has been selling homes for Keller Williams Realty since 2009. In that time, she has become one of the top 10 agents in her Walnut Creek office. Her homes typically sell within 30 days at 100%+ of the asking price. One of the advantages she brings to all of her clients is her comprehensive community knowledge–Dayna grew up in the East Bay, raised her family and still lives, works and plays here. Dayna is a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and understands the financial and emotional challenges senior clients face when they sell a long-held family home. Certified specialists have special knowledge about everything from reverse mortgages and the importance of universal design to ensuring a client’s important legal documentation is in order.

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Lamorinda Seniors…What’s “The Village?”

What the “The Village?”
We are a nonprofit, self-governing, community-based membership organization with the goal of enabling our members to remain in their own homes and communities as they age. It is not a bricks and mortar establishment. It is a “virtual” village with all the attributes of a village without actually being one.

Neighbors helping neighbors

Neighbors helping neighbors

As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), I am honored to be have been chosen as a Preferred Service Provider (PSP) for the newly formed Lamorinda Village! In conjunction with the other providers, my goal is to assist residents of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda (Lamorinda who are interested in remaining in their own homes and communities as they age – with the services, programs, and support needed and to do so with safety, confidence and independence.

There are over 150 Villages in operation and another 100 in development throughout the country. They are based on the very successful Beacon Hill Village established in Boston over ten years ago. There are numerous active Villages in Bay Area; Lamorinda Village will be the first in Contra Costa County. According to the 2010 census, Lamorinda has a population of 10,582 over the age of 65. That represents 18.4% of its total population. According to an AARP survey, almost 90% of us would prefer to remain in our own homes as we age.

Call #Dayna Wilson-Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) for more information. SRES

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Danville, Ca Seniors on the Move

Happy Danville couple downsizes with sighs of relief

Happy Danville couple downsizes with sighs of relief

Another couple of savvy seniors from Danville, Ca are on the move! They just relocated to the new Senior Living Community, Merrill Gardens in Lafayette Ca. this week. We heard huge sighs of relief when they stepped into their new home and sat down in their favorite chairs, with their favorite pictures on the walls, and all their things put away. Big smiles on both their faces-So Great!! Now, while they decide what to eat for dinner I am off to prepare their home for sale. Honored they called upon Diablo’s Downsizing Diva to handle all the details.

Facing Elder Care Issues? Boomers Focus Group – 1/14/15!

As Diablo Valley’s Downsizing Diva here in Contra Costa County, I know first hand that others I know in the “Sandwich Generation ” are seeking information to help their aging parents. I am part of this generation, with 2 teenage daughters, and a mom in her 80s.  Who does she call when the fence is falling down, there is a leaking toilet or she is feeling overwhelmed about outliving her money…me! When I get together with my friends, I realize we are all in the same boat. Kids in school, working full time, caring for mom &/or dad; there’s a lot on our plates.

In order to help others like myself, I will be hosting my first                                                                                                                                 Boomers Focus Group!

Kids in school and aging parents-stuck in the middle

Kids in school and aging parents-stuck in the middleFocus Group!

Wed. January 14th, 2015


100 Pringle Ave. Suite 100

Walnut Creek, CA

RSVP – 925-788-6582. Space is limited, Refreshments served

You will get ANSWERS to questions like:

  • How can I help mom stay put in her home?
  • How do we pay for in home care when mom has no income?
  • If we sell, what do we do with all the ‘stuff?’
  • Do we sell ‘as-is’ or need to remodel?
  • What is required to be repaired, replaced or disclosed?
  • What are the local senior living community options?
  • Who do I call and how do we get started?

Be prepared for a frank conversation and learning from the experts and each other! There is help available.

You will go home with a 40 page Downsizing Made Easy Workbook full of tools and helpful forms to get you started.

All the Best, Dayna-Diablo’s Downsizing Diva

Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Certified Senior Housing Professional

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