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Getting Real with Marie Osmond: Living Life on Her Terms

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 31, 2017 12:30:10 PM

The first thing you notice when talking with Marie Osmond is her hearty, authentic and frequent laugh, which mirrors her philosophy: “If you are going to laugh about it later, you might as well laugh about it now.” That thread of optimism clearly weaves through every aspect of this multi-talented star’s professional and personal life—an especially happy life, now that she has grandchildren.


Lark or Owl? Five Steps to Determine Your Sleep Needs

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 30, 2017 11:26:27 AM

Many of us start to experience sleep problems as we approach our middle years. For women, this may begin with the onset of menopause when hot flashes can really wreak havoc on a good night’s sleep. Men may begin to experience apnea at this stage of life. Certainly major disruptions should be addressed by your doctor.

 

Caring for Others While Caring for Yourself

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 26, 2017 4:02:39 PM

Caregiving for a family member is a labor of love, but it can be easy to get caught in the daily cycle of trying to get personal stuff done, and that often comes at the cost of sacrificing the two things that matters most – your relationship with your aging parent and your own health.

 

Here are some proactive steps you can take to be a nurturing caregiver for your mom or dad, while also taking some of the stress off of yourself.

 

What is Mindfulness?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 8, 2017 8:20:28 AM

For some it sounds kind of crazy. Most of us think we know what it is, but do we? Does it mean meditation? Is it like yoga? It sure seems like everyone is talking about it! Should we be working on “being mindful?” Let’s try to sort it all out!

 

Silvernesting: A Feature by CNBC's Jane Wells

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 16, 2017 12:16:31 PM

As CNBC's Jane Wells reports, the latest boom in housing is the 50+ generation who are seeking roommates or housemates, particularly women. Some call it the “Golden Girls” effect—where living communally made a hit show; others call it a necessity as more women are aging as singles, whether by choice, divorce, or widowhood. Silvernest is filling an important gap in the marketplace, providing older adults a safe and simple way to find matches in their area.

 

How to Prep Your Home for a Roommate

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 27, 2017 10:05:30 AM

As the warm weather begins to return, those living in cold climates may tolerate the last spring storms, but are seeing the tulips start to pop through the ground, and those in warmer climates are feeling the strong sunshine return.

 

One of those warm weekends is a great time to face down 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. Spring cleaning that spare room is the first step towards realizing an average extra income of $8,000 per year!

 

Four Benefits of Intergenerational Living

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 20, 2017 11:57:24 AM

Here at Silvernest, we are seeing more and more successful pairings spanning the generations. Initially many of our homeowners gravitate to someone of similar same age, gender and personality. But they are pleasantly surprised when they expand their options to different generations, either younger or older.

 

Why a Sense of Purpose Can Extend Your Life

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 12, 2017 11:33:13 PM

For many baby boomers, retirees and seniors, winding down a career, or having an empty nest can be a shock. The quiet, and lack of daily demands can take some getting used to; and it is common to feel a lack of purpose. Studies show that NOT having a purpose in life can increase illness and reduce longevity.

 

The Top Five Benefits of Having a Housemate

Posted by Silvernest Team on Feb 22, 2017 11:06:44 AM

If you own a home and have an extra bedroom you aren’t using very much, renting it out to a compatible roommate can earn you an average of $8,000 per year in extra income. Think of what you could do with that extra money to help pay bills, do a home renovation, or take a much needed vacation.

Found a Roommate? Here's How to Get Your House Ready.

Posted by Silvernest Team on Feb 6, 2017 12:46:01 PM

So you’ve made the decision to share your house, but now you need to get it ready. If you don't know how to get started, you are not alone.