Homesharing Harmony: Move-In Day

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Apr 30, 2019 12:55:30 PM

Great relationships are built on solid foundations. This is especially true when it comes to homesharing. Do you want a great housemate? Start by being a great housemate!

 

There is no better time to make your intentions known than on move-in day. If you are welcoming someone into your home, take a moment to consider the combination of uncertainty and excitement that person is likely feeling. Creating a space that invites warmth and connection will go a long way toward ensuring a smooth transition. Here are some tips for making the most of move-in day.

 

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.

 

Social Enablers: Builders of Happiness and Health

Posted by Margaret-Ann Burness on Nov 27, 2017 3:58:50 PM

A few years ago, I went cellphone shopping with my seventy-year-old mom. Much to my surprise, she wasn’t shopping for a basic phone. No, she wanted an iPhone. I was shocked. I knew she could handle the upgraded technology, but I just assumed she wanted the path of least resistance and stay with what she knew. Leave it to my mom, once again, to prove that I don’t know it all.  

 

Learning to Live in the Moment

Posted by Cori Read on Nov 10, 2017 11:27:16 AM

With all the stressors life has to offer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious. Unfortunately, it’s a more common problem than not.  However, with a little focus and patience, lasting change is achievable. How? By learning a few practical skills, you can manage your emotions and ease your thoughts.  Recognizing the present and seizing the moment, is just one of the many tools that help you find inner peace.    

 

Having a Roommate After 50 Could Improve your Health and your Bank Balance

Posted by Margaret-Ann Burness on Oct 14, 2017 11:13:00 AM

I was at a dinner party the other night when a man asked me what I did for a living. I introduced him to Silvernest – the house sharing and roommate matching service for boomers and empty nesters where I work.

 

A Vote of Confidence for Brain Training

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 10, 2017 12:43:18 PM

By Dr. Henry Mahncke, CEO, BrainHQ

One Tough Cookie: An Interview with Cookie Johnson, author, Believing in Magic, and wife of Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 30, 2017 4:41:50 PM

A lesser woman would have thrown in the towel after two broken engagements. As it turns out her stormy courtship with Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson was a prelude for the very public life they have lead since his announcement, two months after their wedding, that he is HIV positive. Cookie Johnson is a woman of substance. And she’s finally telling her story of their 14-year courtship and 25 years of married life in her new book, Believing in Magic.

Retirement Rule #1: Understand it has Stages

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 29, 2017 6:47:54 AM

We’re ending September by sharing some new voices and blogs all focused on skills and inspiration for this stage of life. We are all on different paths – some of us are working, some of us are retired, some of us are trying to figure out how to embrace both!

Our Women Friends are one of the Gifts of Midlife

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 27, 2017 6:33:07 AM

We’ve spent September simplifying and learning new skills for a life well-lived. As we end the month, we’re introducing you to some new bloggers who can help you build skills and relax into life.  These new voices are specially chosen to help us work on and recognize the joys of our stage of life!

Getting Back to the Basics: What Brené Brown Has to Say

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 20, 2017 8:36:16 AM

Brené Brown is a Texan with a message about courage and vulnerability. Her TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 30 million times. She considers herself a researcher and a storyteller as she leads us to understand the power of connection, courage, and being vulnerable.