Seniors gliding into their new chapter with all the grace of synchronized swans, thanks to the expert guidance of A Call to Order Professional Organizer in the realm of Senior Move Management. It's like watching a beautifully choreographed ballet but with boxes instead of ballerinas.With the finesse of a conductor leading a symphony, this service orchestrates a seamless transition, acknowledging the unique hurdles seniors face during such life changes. A Call to Order is all about that perfect harmony blending organizational wizardry with a warm, supportive touch.They're not just about packing boxes; they're curators of calm, working hand-in-hand with seniors and their families to craft a plan tailored to their needs. From sorting knick-knacks to scheduling movers, every step is a graceful dance towards a stress-free and serene move.And let's not forget their knack for honoring sentimental treasures because it's not just about moving stuff; it's about moving hearts.For a move that hits all the right notes, seniors should tune into these tips: kick things off with some good old-fashioned communication, embrace the art of decluttering like Marie Kondo's long-lost protege, and above all, trust in the maestros at A Call to Order Professional Organizer to conduct a symphony of smooth sailing.With these tips in their back pocket, seniors can waltz into their new abode with the confidence of a well-practiced dancer, knowing that A Call to Order has orchestrated a move worthy of a standing ovation.
Moving can be stressful, physically demanding, mentally exhausting and full of unpredictable challenges. How do you best mitigate this uncomfortable reality? At Armstrong Relocation Jack Treier Moving, we like to call it the M-O-V-E plan.M is for Manager. Nothing is more important for a successful move than selecting the service providers, setting the service expectations, supervising the service delivery and assuring that service is completed as expected. Someone must Manage the process.This can be you, the person that is moving, or it could be a family member or friend. You also may choose a 3rd party service such as a Senior Move Manager or Senior Transitions Specialist. Perhaps your most important decision in the move process is who is in charge? Its a big job, so be thoughtful in your choice.O is for organized. There are two parts to being organized. The first, the intangibles, is the hardest. You must be clear on your expectations, budget, timelines and preferences. If you are serving as the move manager, get a notepad and a calendar and write it down. Struggling with this part might just lead you to hire a professional move manager who will help you cover all the bases. The second part is being physically organized. First and foremost, know what you plan to keep and where it is going. Then theres the Three Ds: Distribute, Donate & Discard. Distribute whats going to family and friends. Donate whats usable & needed. Discard whats not usable & needed. And finally, you may wish to sell some items. Your professional move manager can assist in evaluating your options or you can web browse for estate sales or auctioneers. Just remember, items are only worth what someone is willing to pay. Dont overprice and have surplus items at the end.V is for Verify and Vocalize. All your service providers should provide you with Licenses, Training Certifications and Certificates of Insurance. Do they background check and drug test their employees? Get service commitments in writing and read the agreements and disclosures. Are they accountable if something goes wrong? Check out their on-line reviews and the Better Business Bureau. Vocalize your expectations and concerns. E is for Engaged. Whether you hire a move manager, get help from a friend or family, or go at it alone; stay engaged in the process. You are the most important aspect of a successful move. Your being satisfied with the results is the priority. Make sure success does not slip through your fingers. Armstrong Relocation Jack Treier Moving is a full-service Moving & Storage company located in Lancaster County for over 70 years. Fully licensed in Pennsylvania (a regulatory requirement for movers), Armstrong has the reputation as the trusted central Pennsylvania mover. Armstrong can customize its services to meet your budget and performs local & long distance moving. Armstrong specializes in having nice, careful and hardworking crews. Check us out on Google and at the Better Business Bureau.
New Years resolutions are hard to keep without a plan. If one of your goals is healthy aging, ArchWell Health is here to help. Take these monthly steps to a healthier, happier you in 2024.JanuaryStart the year right with your first regular wellness visit of 2024 at ArchWell Health. Your ArchWell Health doctor will review your medical history and prescriptions and help you make a wellness plan for the year. At ArchWell Health you can see your primary care provider as often as you need to! Our care team will make sure to get follow-up appointments on your calendar, too.What to do:Schedule your regular wellness visits.FebruaryThis month we mark American Heart Month (and Valentines Day, of course). A great way to protect your heart is to control your blood pressure. Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure and many are unaware that they do.What to do:Get your blood pressure checked.MarchMarch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the U.S., but its largely preventable. Medicare covers screening colonoscopies at no cost to you. You can also talk with your doctor about alternative screenings, including stool-based tests that look at your DNA and blood to determine if you may have irregular colon or rectal growth.What to do:Schedule a colorectal cancer screening.AprilApril is National Minority Health Month. Members of racial and ethnic minorities face bigger disease burdens for a variety of reasons, including access to care. If you're a member of one of these groups, have conversations this month about your unique health challenges due to family history or other risk factors. If not, learn about the unique health challenges your neighbors may face at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Healths website.What to do:Talk with your doctor about challenges that may affect your health.MayMay is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and a good time to think about how important hearing is. Hearing loss contributes to depression, isolation, falls and even car wrecks. And it affects 1 in 3 older adults.What to do:Schedule a hearing test.JuneJune is Mens Health Month, so listen up, men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men (after skin cancer). The good news: it grows slowly, so treatment may not be needed. But early detection is key.What to do:Ask your doctor if you should have a prostate cancer screening.Women, youre not off the hook. Schedule your mammogram now, as calendar openings for this preventive screening fill up quickly. (See October for more information.)JulyJust in time for outdoor fun, its UV Safety Month. More people get skin cancer than any other form of cancer. You can lower your risk by practicing sun safety.What to do:Stop by ArchWell Health to see your doctor for a skin check.AugustAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month, a great time to ensure youre up to date on your shots. That includes newer vaccines that protect against COVID-19, shingles and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). RSV alone is responsible for the death of nearly 10,000 older adults each year.What to do:Review your list of vaccinations and talk with your doctor about those youve missed.SeptemberSchool is back, and so is the flu. The flu can make anybody sick but can be deadly for older adults. Up to 85% of flu-related deaths occur among people 65 and older. The best way to prevent it is to get vaccinated.What to do:Schedule a flu shot before the end of next month.OctoberOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nows the time for a mammogram. This simple test can spot breast cancer up to three years before you feel a lump. Since breast cancer affects more women than any non-skin-related cancer, regular screenings are critical.What to do:Get a mammogram.NovemberNovember is National Diabetes Month, a reminder to control your blood sugar. Diabetes affects 38 million American adults, but many of them dont realize they have it. Its the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of kidney failure.What to do:Get your blood sugar tested.DecemberThe holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can also be a time of sadness, especially if youre socially isolated. Find ways this month to stay active and engaged with other people. Your ArchWell Health center even has weekly activities for older adults in the community.What to do:Ask your ArchWell Health doctor about mental health resources that could help you.