Jennifer Hammer

Jennifer Hammer is Silvernest's Strategic Partnerships Manager
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Matt Paxton’s Top Decluttering and Downsizing Tips for Seniors

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

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.

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!

Finding Freedom in Lifelong Friendships

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Jun 29, 2018 12:47:35 PM

 

Ubuntu

What’s this? It’s a South African term that means: “People are not people without other people.” As Desmond Tutu points out in The Book of Joy, human beings are social animals and we flourish best in community. This is where we feel truly human because we belong. This is where we find our greatest happiness.

 

Have you ever caught up with a friend after years of being apart, but everything falls into place as though no time had passed? Nothing feels better than the love and understanding of an old friend. The nature of our friendships is interesting; we often prioritize them after our romantic partners, parents and children. We tend to them when we have the time. We have times of year—holidays and celebrations—that bring family together in an organized way. But the time we spend with our friends is completely voluntary.

 

How to Launch Your Second Career

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Aug 7, 2017 8:29:47 AM

 

Many people in their 50s and 60s are doing something they never thought they would do—launching a second career. Nevertheless, millions are dusting off their resumes, re-entering the job market and often rewriting their life stories in the process.

If you are exploring an encore career, here are some pro tips to improve the job search and interview process. 

 

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