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.    

 

A Vote of Confidence for Brain Training

Posted by Dr. Henry Mahncke on Oct 10, 2017 12:43:18 PM

Sometimes when I read science news, it seems as though the world is moving incredibly quickly. I see stories about gene editing, stem cells and cloning…and I think, “What a time to be alive!” But usually just a bit later, I read more science news, and it seems like the world is moving incredibly slowly. We still suffer from genetic diseases, like cystic fibrosis; stem cells haven’t cured Parkinson’s yet; and nobody has cloned me yet to enable me to keep up with all my email.

 

One Tough Cookie: Interview with Author and NBA Spouse, Cookie Johnson

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

Cookie Johnson's stormy courtship with Earvin "Magic" Johnson was a prelude for the very public life they have led 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 and Embrace Its Stages

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

After the honeymoon of retirement relaxation, the feeling of being on vacation, the relief of leaving the rat race behind—boredom sets in and many people find themselves saying, “Is this all there is to retirement?” This disillusionment is one of six stages of retirement (originally seven) identified in 1975 by Robert Atchley, a professor of gerontology.

 

Women Friends: One of Midlife's Gifts

Posted by Cathy Lawdanski on Sep 27, 2017 6:33:07 AM

Cathy Lawdanski is a 50-something wife, mother and grandmother, embracing the challenges and adventures of being on “this side” of 50. Her blog is My Side of 50-Embracing the Midlife Adventure. Cathy shares her life with us, along with inspiration and great tips, from great summer reads to wardrobe to food and drink. We especially love her perspective on girlfriends at midlife, so we’re sharing it with you!

 

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.

 

Simplify: Live with Purpose

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Sep 18, 2017 4:31:04 PM

Purpose is about what keeps me going each day—my routines, my joys, what makes me content. I think that upbringing, circumstances, what we do, how we spend our days and with whom informs our purpose and as those things shift and change over a lifetime—so our purpose shifts, evolves and changes as well.