Can a Housemate Help My Mom or Dad Around the House? (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 10, 2019 2:42:25 PM

A housemate can be a great way to get your parent the help they need around the home, as well as provide them companionship. From helping with grocery shopping, remembering to take medications, or doing chores around the house, knowing that someone is in the home with your parent is a great relief to many adult children.

Silvernest Overview and Pricing (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 10, 2019 2:41:18 PM

What is Silvernest, anyway? How does it work? What does it cost?

Making the Most Out of Your Homesharing Relationship (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 10, 2019 12:55:13 PM

From the very beginning of a homesharing relationship, your actions influence the direction and unfolding of your communication. Here are tips for creating harmony in your new shared household.

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.

 

Mother's Day: Thoughts on Homesharing for Mom

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 10, 2019 1:41:02 PM

Mother's Day is a day to honor the mother figures in our lives. Yours may be near, far or no longer with us. She may be your mother-in-law or your grandmother, or part of your chosen family. Whoever the mother figure is in your life, we hope you'll celebrate her this weekend and reflect on the power of that relationship. 

How Do I Protect My Parents on Silvernest? (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 10, 2019 1:37:23 PM

For many adult daughters and sons, the idea of Mom or Dad renting out a room in their home to an unknown person is concerning, to say the least. This is not unreasonable—they have likely heard about (or personally experienced) horror stories of questionable roommates from sites like Craigslist. What if the housemate is untrustworthy? What if they take advantage of my mom's generous heart? What if they are careless with my dad's prized collections?

The Freedom to Age in Place

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 30, 2019 1:04:54 PM

The majority of us have put a stake in the ground for anyone who cares to listen. We are going to age in our own homes. We will exercise our freedom to choose to age on our terms and in our own way. The term “Age in Place” shows up everywhere but no one tells us exactly what that means, how we can do this vibrantly, and how this choice affects our health as we move from our 50s to our 60s and our 70s.

Home Sharing: The New Retirement Solution

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Apr 30, 2019 12:56:51 PM

 

Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs.

It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. She inherited it from an aunt who lived on the second floor until her death. When her husband died at an early age, she was suddenly a widow of very limited means. Committed to keeping the home she loves, she got creative, renting every single bit of it in a number of innovative ways. She loves living with home-mates.

Homesharing in Washington, DC: Benefits of Shared Housing in Our Nation’s Capital

Posted by Lisa Smith on Apr 30, 2019 12:55:47 PM

In cities across the US, affordable housing is a major challenge. It's no secret that older adults on a fixed income struggle to contend with rising housing prices and property taxes, but plenty of other groups are impacted as well—including teachers, civil servants, veterans, and others. With its concentrated population and demographics, the city of Washington, DC is particularly hard-hit by these housing-related issues. What makes Silvernest and DC a good match? Let’s explore the benefits of homesharing for our nation’s capital.