Kari Henley

Kari Henley

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Spring Cleaning in Winter: For Cash and Company

Posted by Kari Henley on Nov 7, 2017 8:41:40 AM

Now is the perfect time to tackle that spare room or guest room that has become the receptacle of old wrapping paper, craft projects or “re-gifting” items—and turn it into a source of income. Cleaning your spare room is the first step toward turning your home into a source of income. Renting out that room can help you earn an extra $750 or so each month, and you might even develop a friendship with your new housemate. 


But taking the first step can be overwhelming, especially if that spare room is more than a little cluttered. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.


Three Tips to Find the Perfect Housemate

Posted by Kari Henley on Nov 15, 2016 6:52:50 PM


When Nancy MacLean realized she had to move out of her house in Lafayette, Colorado, she was worried. Having cultivated a successful home based business as a piano teacher, most of her students lived in the neighborhood. A lovely, bucolic suburb with literal white picket fences intersecting the front yards, it resembled a true Norman Rockwell painting. With housing at an all time high and inventory an all time low in the area, she knew finding a home nearby would be tough.

The Silent Generation, Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials are “Wiser Together”

Posted by Kari Henley on Sep 16, 2016 2:34:51 PM

In our most recent post, Millennials and Baby Boomers were joked as being equally “lazy.” While both stages of life can offer the discomfort of decades ahead, with a lack of clarity on what to do, the power and energy of intergenerational collaboration has been generating increased attention. For example, many of our baby boomers and millennials share a similar interest in issues around climate change, poverty, racial equality and world peace, and are eager to take action.


Are Baby Boomers and Young Adults Equally Lazy?

Posted by Kari Henley on Sep 4, 2016 3:03:41 PM

Imagine the scenario: an 18-21-year-old young adult in your life wants to have a talk. Maybe it is a child, grandchild or nephew. Here’s a bit of the conversation:


Boomers Disrupting “Aging in Place” to “Aging 2.0”

Posted by Kari Henley on Jul 22, 2016 8:07:03 PM


The Center for Disease Control defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. Studies show 90% of older adults prefer to “age in place,” which seems rather obvious.

Turn Your Empty Nest into a Hobby Project for Optimal Living and Extra Income

Posted by Kari Henley on Jun 22, 2016 8:18:24 PM

In this blog series, we are celebrating hobbies, and new projects that are engaging, fun to do, can connect us with others of like mind, and perhaps help make extra money. Sometimes Baby Boomers and older adults need to shake up the routine a bit to feel healthy and engaged in the world. The goal is to do something different – even rearrange the furniture to get inspired.


Living Alone is Hazardous to Our Health

Posted by Kari Henley on Jun 2, 2016 9:59:45 AM


Many baby boomers and older adults remember growing up with a house that was always full of people. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the random stranger coming through town were common experiences. People would just "stop by" - and no one cared! 

Helping Our Aging Parents Find Extra Income and Reduce Loneliness with Home Sharing

Posted by Kari Henley on May 24, 2016 1:15:50 PM

Do you have an aging parent who is living alone? Is it hard to spend the kind of quality time with them that you would like? Many working millenials and Gen X adults live such busy lives, the opportunities to visit our aging parents becomes few and far between. Family dinners or holiday celebrations are easier to host at home rather than trucking to Grandma’s house, and guilt often arises that long stretches of time goes by without a visit.


Homeowners 101 Series Part II: Getting Your Space Ready

Posted by Kari Henley on May 13, 2016 9:39:57 AM

Welcome back to our video blog series! Silvernest is starting a movement to pair together compatible “Boommates.”  So many older adults cite fear of running out of money and social isolation as their biggest concerns. Our easy online platform creates unique opportunities for successful home sharing - bringing in extra cash, companionship, fun – and we want you to join us!