How to Help Educators Afford Living in the Bay Area

Posted by Emily Reynolds on Jun 19, 2019 11:25:10 AM

Oil and water. Fire and ice. Teacher salaries and Bay Area housing costs. These are all examples of things that simply don’t mix.

 

At least for the last one, however, there is a creative solution available. Based on the success of our educator homesharing initiatives in Denver and MiamiSilvernest is again working with Teach For America and Encore.org to help young teachers find affordable housing in an expensive city. This time, we’re helping Teach For America educators in the notoriously expensive San Francisco Bay Area, and we're looking for individuals who might want to join us in hosting local teachers in their home. 

 

Matt Paxton’s Top Decluttering and Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Jun 17, 2019 2:39:10 PM

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Matt Paxton is one of the country’s top extreme cleaning experts—you might know his name if you were a fan of the popular A&E TV show Hoarders.


Matt is especially passionate about helping older adults declutter and downsize. His expertise and deep compassion stem from the year Matt lost his father, stepfather and both grandfathers. Matt was called upon to help his mother with their possessions. As Matt says, “We had four houses to deal with! I had to figure it out, and I’m still doing it 18 years later.”


As a guest on Silvernest’s Share Your Story podcast, Matt offered a huge insight that transformed how we think about decluttering and downsizing.

Experts in Aging: Joy Loverde (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 14, 2019 4:05:38 PM

We interviewed author and aging expert Joy Loverde about how to make the most of our later years. Watch a preview of our Experts in Aging interview with her below.

Homesharing Story: Kathy and Sandy (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 13, 2019 4:41:09 PM

Watch this heart-warming story of two happy Silvernesters in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Finding a Compatible Housemate: The First 10 Things to Consider

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 10, 2019 9:09:00 AM

Intrigued by homesharing but wondering how to find a housemate you can trust, get along with and perhaps even become friends?


The truth is, as with any relationship, the definition of a good housemate is entirely subjective and very personal. That means the number one thing to look for in a housemate is alignment. Whatever your personal preferences and perspective, look for someone who is aligned with most or all of them—especially with those that are most important to you.

 

How Do I Ensure I Find a Compatible Housemate? (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 8, 2019 3:31:00 PM

Silvernest’s roommate matching technology takes all the worry out of finding the right person to share your home. This video explains how roommate matching works and shares some of our best tips for creating your profile, interviewing potential renters, and more.

New Partnership to Offer Affordable Housing to Youth Mentors in Miami

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Jun 5, 2019 4:15:40 PM

Silvernest, City Year and Encore.org are partnering to bring affordable housing to City Year AmeriCorps Members in Miami!

How Empty Nesters Can Benefit from an Active Lifestyle

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Empty nest syndrome is not a vague, theoretical issue—it’s a real problem impacting millions. According to the Mayo Clinic, grown-up kids’ transition out of the home can lead to their parents feeling sadness, loss and disconnection.

 

On the other hand, this major life transition also represents opportunity to rediscover old hobbies, find new interests and make new connections. An active lifestyle is important at all stages of life, but even more critical if you’re an empty nester. It creates a foundation of mental and physical health that allows you to stay independent and in your home for years to come.

 

Home Modification Tips for Your Golden Years

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 28, 2019 1:29:23 PM

Your house has been with you through thick and thin. The walls you’ve carefully decorated with memories have served as home to lots of love, laughter and growth. Aging is a part of life, and the adventure that comes with it can be exciting. It also brings challenges.

 

As you move through the stages of your life and into your golden years, don’t feel as though you need to slap a For Sale sign on your beloved abode just yet. It is possible to age alongside your home. Look to these tips for creating a safe home that can effectively support your later years.

 

The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 23, 2019 9:52:48 AM

This is a guest post from RentCafe.com, a nationwide apartment search website.

 

America’s older population is growing at a very fast pace, and today’s demographics look substantially different than they did only a decade ago. In fact, U.S. Census data shows more than 22% of the current population is over the age of 60.

 

The overall aging of the population is not merely an outcome of the economic hardship following the 2007 Great Recession, reflected in declining birth rates, but also a result of the baby boom cohort, America’s largest living adult generation, passing age 53 in 2017. Advances in healthcare and technology have also helped to spur longevity.