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Newton Senior Summer Favs

Newton Senior Summer Favs

Get fit and stay cool.

Get fit and stay cool.

Newton Senior Summer Favs

Summer Aquatics
Why get all sweaty inside a gym, when you can exercise while you cool off?  Are you looking for more adventurous ways to stay fit?
Newton Parks & Recreation has many options for seniors to keep you entertained all summer long. All throughout July and August they are offering a summer aquatics program for adults over 55 years old that meets Monday through Friday for only $37. You won’t be able to beat that deal anywhere else. From 12:15 to 1:00 pm you can enjoy your afternoon on Crystal Lake with some friends while getting a rewarding workout. This is a great way to stay physically active without putting stress on your joints. Plus you don’t need to have any swimming skills, so anyone can feel safe to register.
Aquatics is especially good for seniors because it puts less stress on your body, so you can leave feeling refreshed instead of in pain. There are many different things you can do in the water that will strengthen your muscles. Pools, beaches, and lakes have always been the best parts of summer (aside from cookouts of course), so why not incorporated that into your daily routine.
There is limited space and Newton Parks & Recreation has a “first-come, first-serve” basis, so don’t lose out on this fun opportunity. Invite friends to join and meet new friends along the way. Don’t forget to stay informed of all the other activities Newton Parks & Recreation offers for seniors the entire summer. For an questions or more information call Nancy at 617-796-1506.
Newton is built on its pride of community, so please join in on everything Newton has to offer.

Knoxville, TN, Treasure Chest of Outdoor Opportunity

Knoxville, TN,  Treasure Chest of Outdoor Opportunity (Part of my new series for Baby Boomers Move)
Are you dreaming of your next move? Are you a lover of the great outdoors?

“Knoxville, Tennessee offers residents the best of small town America with the amenities and perks of a big city – it is little wonder that this gem is known alternately as The Heart of the Valley and the Queen City of the Mountains! It’s the third largest in Tennessee with a population around 180,000. Knoxville is also home to the University of Tennessee, one of the nation’s premiere public institutions of higher learning. Knoxville residents enjoy an incredible and compelling blend of “city living” while combining it with a small-town feel and a virtual treasure chest of outdoor and recreational opportunities just minutes away by car.”

“Spectacular cabin on .95 acres Opened living room with cathedral ceilings, open kitchen. Master BR w/large bathroom offering a whirlpool tub. Walk onto the enclosed deck from the master for relaxation in the hot tub. Open loft set at 2nd bedroom w/full bath. Large covered porch offers magnificent sunset views of the Smoky Mtns. Convenient to the heart of Pigeon Forge. $214,900 Offered by The Pozy Team Knoxville Real Estate” ~The Pozy Team

Search for more homes in Tennessee at SearchingKnoxville.com.

Helping Boomers Make the Next Move

Helping Boomers Make the Next Move

Baby Boomers MoveHelping Boomers Make the Next Move

Panel Discussion
February 21, 2015, 2 to 4 PM
Watertown Public Library
123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room

Are you thinking about down sizing? Do you know someone who is?
A move is more than just packing and moving boxes.
It is about transition and preparation.
Hear 5 industry experts share insights
needed to make great decisions about your next move!

Topics include:

  • Financial planning – essentials for the next chapter
  • Organization and DE cluttering – a plan of attack to organize the memories (and what to do with the rest)
  • Staged to sell – tips for making your home a buyer’s dream
  • Strategies to maximize your profits – It’s easy but it’s not simple

Mary Clements Pajak, Probate and Estate Administration Attorney
Larry Deroche, Clean Out Your House
Deb Ellis, Designer and Stager
Participants and sponsors: Janet Porcaro & Wendy Rocca, Realtors®

Clean Out Your House, Inc. a Call Worth Making!

Clean Out Your House, Inc. a Call Worth Making!

Clean Out Your House, Inc. a Call Worth

Watch Chronicle this Tuesday, Special Segment Featuring Clean Out Your House, Inc. PROBLEM SOLVERS 3:03 PM EST Feb 05, 2016, Channel 5 Boston

Thinking of moving, organizing or getting rid of clutter? Clean Out Your House is a full service clean out company, offering homeowner various options at competitive prices.

When it’s time to clean your attic, garage, basement, or an entire home, the company to call is Clean Out Your House, Inc.

Three great reasons to call Clean Out Your House:

  1. Clean Out Your House takes everything!  This includes paints, household chemicals, mattresses, furniture and most other items. They properly dispose of them.
  2. Clean Out Your House Inc. donates many reusable items to charities.  Books go to local libraries, crafts to local schools, clothes to charitable thrift shops, and furniture to Household Goods.  (which works with State housing agencies providing 1000’s of needy families with Household goods and Furniture every year). You will feel good knowing that you are helping those in need, and helping the environment, by re-purposing furniture and other household items.  You will also get from them detailed receipts for their tax records.
  3. Clean Out Your House Inc. offers the Homeowner a consignment sales option for items that still have value.  A client can consign items to Clean Out Your House Inc consignment store, Buy and Consign, at 1250 Main st Street in Waltham.  Items consigned will be sold on the client’s behalf with the client receiving 50% of the proceeds. Buy and Consign donates 25% of their net profit.

Overall, Clean Out Your House Inc. provides a complete clean-out service to their clients.  Whether moving, preparing for a move, or just removing clutter, a call to Clean Out Your House Inc. for a free estimate will simplify the entire process.  With 12 years in business and 1000’s of homes serviced, Clean Out Your House Inc has fine-tuned the art of Home Clean-outs.

For more information you can visit their website at CleanOutYourHouse.com or you can call Larry DeRoche at 617-653-0079.

CleanOutYourHouse.comLarry DeRoche
Clean Out Your House, Inc.
Ofc 781-826-3120
Cell 617-653-0079

Life is Great in Charlottesville, Virginia

Life is Great in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia America’s #1 Community

Voted “Best College Town in America” by Traveler’s Today, Charlottesville Virginia is on my list of places to visit. A beautiful area with Blue Ridge Mountain vistas, bucolic country areas, and a vibrant city scene.  Charlottesville has something for everyone–historic significance and beautiful architecture, least not the fine designs of Thomas Jefferson.  Enjoy great restaurants (many featuring local food), over 30 wineries, and art and cultural events.  Just over two hours to Washington, D.C., and less than two hours to Virginia Beach. Charlottesville is a healthy place to live with excellent medical facilities. The job market is strong with innovative industries and lively business development.

Looking to relocate to Charlottesville?  Call me for a referral to the best relocation agent in Charlottesville, Virginia!

Partial List of Awards and Recognitions from City of Charlottesville

  • Top 5 New American Foodie Cities – Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2014
  • America’s Favorite Mountain Towns (#9) – Travel + Leisure Magazine 2014
  • Top 5 Destinations Every American Should Visit – Orbitz Worldwide 2014
  • Best College Town in America (#1) – Traveler’s Today 2014
  • America’s Healthiest Small Cities (#6) – Daily Finance 2014
  • Top 100 Places to Live (#26) – Livability.com 2013
  • America’s Smartest City – Luminosity.com 2013
  • Top Ten Book-Loving Cities (#4) – Livability.com 2013
  • Best Small Cities For Working Women (#4) – nerdwallet.com 2013
  • Most Romantic Cities (#4) – Livability.com 2013

4 questions to ask before downsizing your home

The numbers are not clear, but the topic of baby boomer downsizing from larger home to smaller housing options features prominently in the real estate business news. The leading edge of boomers are now between 57 and 67 years old. With their lifestyles changing, many are rethinking where they want to live in retirement. Many boomers are empty nesters no longer requiring additional bedrooms or large backyards. Others are finding that home maintenance is either too much to manage or does not produce the pleasure it may have decades earlier. And, yes, some are considering smaller options that they hope will reduce their cost of living—for example, by being less costly to heat.

Downsized destinations consist of traditional retirement communities near beaches and fairways but also include a growing list of new options. Urban enclaves and college towns once dominated by young singles are now popular with older couples that desire smaller living spaces but a larger range of activities nearby. For those who like where they live but not necessarily the home they are in, there are a growing number of apartment or condominium options in the suburbs.

But before excitement about a new lifestyle in older age overtakes you, ask the following questions:

What Are My Total Costs? Consider carefully the entire cost of downsizing. This includes factoring how much you will realistically sell your home for in today’s market of economic uncertainty and prospective Gen-X and Gen-Y buyer unemployment, as well as what the rental or purchase cost of that downsized dream might be. Moreover, identify the hidden costs—from condominium fees and furnishing your new home to the potentially higher costs of living depending on where you relocate. For example, a warmer climate saves on heating costs, but will you pay a premium to stay cool? Likewise, urban living can be fun…but at a price.

Will I Downsize My Social Network? While you may be losing excess space, depending upon where you move you may also lose friends—or at least your number of interactions with them. Countless studies indicate that the chances of aging well are greatly enhanced by having a robust network of friends and family living nearby. Friends you can count on when needed, compared with those you can count online, often take years to make. Will your new home have good friends nearby? If not, will you live in your new home long enough to develop close relationships to share fun times today and possibly tough times tomorrow?

Will My Smaller Home Mean A Smaller Lifestyle? Changing places for the better means choosing a location that has the intensity and density of activities that makes the move worth the associated financial and emotional costs. What routines that shape your life today can you preserve, and what new activities will your new community provide, pushing you to remain engaged for a lifetime? There are ‘basics’ to consider as well: Are there transportation alternatives so that driving is not your only option, and are there a wide range of quality health-care services readily available?

How Long Can I Live There? Many baby boomers may choose to downsize to communities that are for retirees by name or in appearance. But just because a community has a large concentration of 50-plus residents, has “retirement” in its name or is conveniently located near a golf course doesn’t guarantee that it has been designed to enable you to age in place. Most of us do not want to think of the days when knees creak or health conditions make stairs and standing difficult, but those days do come for most in advanced age. Does your prospective downsized home have design features to enable you to live there a long time? For example, are there kitchen cabinets that are in easy reach, bathrooms and hall clearances that can accommodate a wheelchair, or a first-floor master bedroom? An exploratory study conducted by theMIT AgeLab of several communities and developments for the 50-plus age group in metropolitan Boston revealed that most did not have design features that would enable aging-in-place any better than the average suburban home. A conscious assessment of how long you plan and can realistically stay in your new downsized home is a key factor in assessing future housing options in retirement.

Read the full post at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-questions-to-ask-before-downsizing-your-home-2013-02-20