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 4: Tips for Decluttering and Downsizing with Matt Paxton

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 17, 2019 10:49:48 AM

Homesharing is increasingly popular among aging adults looking for some help around the house as well as extra income. Many seniors find that this new way of living also includes a wonderful new friendship. But first you may be wondering how to prepare your house for homesharing—where to start, how to really make space for another person, etc. 

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.

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.

 

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.

Keys for Connected Living

Posted by Sue Ronnenkamp on Dec 18, 2018 11:56:56 AM

The following is an excerpt from a series called "Rethinking Aging" from speaker, writer, and aging specialist, Sue Ronnenkamp. Sue recently facilitated our Community Kickoff Event in Westminster and Arvada, CO, and used this as a handout for the attendees.

 

Homesharing Goes Hollywood: Our Favorite TV Examples

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jul 31, 2018 2:16:59 PM

Homesharing has been around for years and has inspired some of America’s most beloved TV and movie characters. Here are a few of our favorite housemates from over the years. Who are your favorites?

 

Finding Freedom in Lifelong Friendships

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 29, 2018 12:47:35 PM

Have you ever caught up with a friend after years of being apart, but everything falls into place and it’s as though no time had passed between you? Nothing feels better than the love and understanding of an old friend. The nature of our friendships is really interesting because 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.

 

Solopreneurs: Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Dec 12, 2017 12:54:42 PM

As the year is nearing a close, now is a great time to take stock of your business and your financial and emotional investment. 

Friendsgiving: Celebrating Your Family of Friends

Posted by Margaret-Ann Burness on Nov 21, 2017 6:06:22 AM

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When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a family holiday. I remember heading to my grandmother’s house in central Pennsylvania and walking into a room full of aunts, uncles and cousins. Not only was the old farm house brimming with people, it overflowed with farm-fresh dishes loaded with whole milk and butter.