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Share Your Story Podcast Episode 9: Start Homesharing for the Cash. Stay for the Company.

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:19:03 PM

According to a January 2019 survey conducted by GOBankingRates.com, roughly 50% of Americans 55+ have saved less than $100,000 for retirement. Nearly 33% have saved less than $10,000. These are alarming statistics, to be sure. 

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 8: Who Are You Calling “Old?” How Today’s 50+ Women Are Redefining Their Experience

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:17:46 PM

“We don’t deny our age. We deny the cultural scripts about what it means to be an older person.” That’s Mary Pipher, clinical psychologist and best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country and her newest book, Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age.

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 7: In the Workplace, the “Wisdom of Elders” Means More Than Many Realize

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:16:07 PM

Experienced professionals have much to offer employers and volunteer organizations—and it’s not just “been there, done that.” It’s about deeper insight, more profound intuition, emotional intelligence and more. 

 

Chip Conley is the founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV) and later, Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy. In his latest act, he’s an author and founder of Modern Elder Academy, the world's first midlife wisdom school. In the latest episode of Share Your Story, Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt and co-host Patricia Raskin spoke with Chip about how the work world is starting to more fully appreciate the value of having elders on staff. 

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 6: Why Connection and Community Matter More as Life Goes On

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:14:53 PM

There are so many seniors facing loneliness and isolation every day. Adult children may live across the country. Friends and neighbors have moved or passed on. It’s hard for fiercely independent people to reach out for support and senior services—especially if they don’t even know those support networks and services exist. 

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 5: What Generation Gap? How Intergenerational Connections Help Everybody

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:12:57 PM

Maybe you identify as a Baby Boomer. You might have kids in Gen X. That young person at the coffee shop is Gen Y. Don’t you sometimes think all of these generational labels just serve to keep people apart? 

 

Helping Youth Leaders and Seniors Build a Stronger San Jose

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 17, 2019 12:00:47 PM

Silvernest, Encore and Service Year Alliance are partnering to bring affordable housing to young people committed to a service year in San Jose, California!

 

Silvernest on the TODAY Show: Real-Life Golden Girls

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 3, 2019 2:18:49 PM

Whether it's because of financial pressure or desire for social connection, millions of Boomers across the US are turning to homesharing. This TODAY Show segment with NBC's Geoff Bennett shows two real Silvernest housemates enjoying their shared living space and talking about why they made the decision to homeshare.

 

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.

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.