Savvy Seniors Living Seminars – Rightsizing 101 – Part 2

View this Rightsizing 101 video (Part 2 of a 9-part series) to discover the stories of how top downsizing professionals serving seniors in the Bay Area have helped their clients. Hear real-life experiences from Katherine Fogelman of Senior Sorters and Estate Liquidators, Tammy Jo Borosky of Clear Organizing, Karl Anderson of Anderson Bros. Movers, and Mary Lynne Murray of It’s About Time Organizing. This Rightsizing 101 seminar is part of the Savvy Seniors Living Seminar Series hosted by Dayna Wilson, Senior Real Estate Specialist with Keller Williams Realty-East Bay. These 90-minute monthly educational seminars are presented at the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd in Lafayette. Adults 55+, seniors, and caregivers are invited to attend the free seminars to learn the actual facts about issues related to home ownership and post-retirement downsizing in the S.F. Bay Area. See the full seminar schedule at http://savvyseniorsliving.com/schedule/

Savvy Seniors Living Seminars – Rightsizing 101 – Part 1

Need to downsize? Rightsize? View this Rightsizing 101 video (Part 1 of a 9-part series) to discover the top downsizing professionals serving seniors in the Bay Area: Katherine Fogelman of Senior Sorters and Estate Liquidators, Tammy Jo Borosky of Clear Organizing, Karl Anderson of Anderson Bros. Movers, Mary Lynne Murray of It’s About Time Organizing. This Rightsizing 101 seminar is part of the Savvy Seniors Living Seminar Series hosted by Dayna Wilson, Senior Real Estate Specialist with Keller Williams Realty-East Bay. These 90-minute monthly educational seminars are presented at the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd in Lafayette. Adults 55+, seniors, and caregivers are invited to attend the free seminars to learn the actual facts about issues related to home ownership and post-retirement downsizing in the S.F. Bay Area. See the full seminar schedule at http://savvyseniorsliving.com/schedule/

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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Emergency Response Systems Save Lives and Medicare Big Dollars

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Needless trips to the ER are stressful to older adults and their families and take the time of emergency room medical providers. These needless trips will cost individuals, hospitals and Medicare thousands of dollars.

My mother, who lives in Assisted Living, uses oxygen and can have episodes of forgetting how to adjust her oxygen and all its cords, buttons and dials. When she does she becomes short of breath, she tends to call 911 and in the last 30 days she has had three trips to the ER.

So, I decided to install an emergency response system in her apartment, which she was familiar with because she had used it when she lived alone in her home. She is aware that pushing it will get her help. She can’t remember to call the front desk when she feels ill – so the necklace works for her.

On Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after installing the “button”, she pushed it requesting transport to the hospital. The Emergency Response company called me first (should have been the front desk but since cleared that protocol up) and I was able to direct them to the front desk who sent the medical technician and nurse to check on her – sure enough her oxygen tube was pinched and once corrected, she was fine and walking down to breakfast within minutes and not on her way to a hospital!

This monthly cost of $30 saved Medicare thousands of dollars and Mom and me hours of stress.

If you are looking for an emergency response system for a family member, never sign contracts that have high costs. Installation should run under $50 at the most and monthly fees from $29-60, depending on all the enhancements. You should have the ability to stop service whenever it is no longer needed and not be billed any fees for discontinuing.
Source-Linda Fodrini-Johnson Eldercare Services

For additional information about services for seniors, especially real estate matters in The San Francisco East Bay and Contra Costa County, please contact me! I am pleased to be a resource for other challenges as I am well connected with many professionals and organizations that are here to help! Some are free!
Dayna Wilson – Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Keller Williams Realty DRE #01781285
925-788-6582
Dayna@Day-RealEstate.com
www.Day-RealEstate.com

Seniors on the Move – Don’t Make One without a Professional

Many people make the mistake of beginning to downsize without having first done their homework. A vital first step in the process of downsizing, relocating to a retirement community, or making a move to a new location is meeting with a qualified professional to determine the most effective and efficient course of action.
Making the mistake of skipping this step can cost you valuable dollars and cause you undue stress. Do your homework and talk to a professional Realtor who specializes in working with “seniors on the move”!

What is my home worth?

What will I need to do to sell my home?

What do I do with all this ‘stuff’?

Who can I trust to make repairs and move my things?

How do I coordinate all these details?

I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist with the resources and experience to make your transition as easy as possible.
Dayna Wilson – Keller Williams Realty (SRES) DRE# 10781285

Boomers & Seniors-Downsizing made easy.

Do your homework. Consider your interests, financial situation, locale of friends and family members and how you dream of enjoying life at its best. Then consider…where would the place be to make that a reality? Even if you never move its good to have a plan just in case.
Design your life so each Day is an awesome Day!
Diablo Downsizing Diva-www.Day-RealEstate.com