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Downsizing Your Senior Life

(David Goldenberg.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 1: When It’s Time

When is the right time to get your elderly parents to downsize their lives and prepare for a new way of living?

05/03/2012

(A garage full of "stuff" can accumulate over many years but won't fit into a one- or two-bedroom apartment.  File photo)

Part 2: What Not To Keep

If your parents have decided to downsize from the family home, chances are that a lot of their furniture and other stuff won’t fit in the new, smaller place.

05/03/2012

(Entrance sign at The Quadrangle, an assisted living facility in Haverford, Pa.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 3: The Big Day

There are ways to make move-in day a lot less painful.

05/03/2012

(To assist elderly residents who no longer drive, many facilities provide transportation to and from shopping, dining, and events.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Part 4: The Next Phase of Life

“It’s like going to a college campus for the first time. They’re the new person on the block and they’re afraid they won’t be accepted.”

05/03/2012

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