More than just a move


Tis the season, fa la la la la! Is it the most wonderful time of the year? For older adults, it may not be. Unfortunately, for many seniors, the holiday season can be a difficult time of year. Perhaps they are grieving or their children now live out of town. Sometimes there are financial reasons. Buying gifts, food and everything else on a fixed income can create stress, leaving some seniors feeling overextended. Let’s celebrate older adults, give them recognition when you see them, eye contact,...

Are you a snowbird, thinking of becoming one, looking to escape our winters for your dream getaway- permanently or part-time?
If not planned properly your dream getaway could be a nightmare! What you need to know before you jump the pond!
Hello everyone welcome to AT THE ISLAND WITH HELM, I’m Janet HELM, your Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) and rightsizing guide! Lately, I’m getting more requests for living options ideal for older adults outside of Canada! There are so many...


Scams: Tips and Resources to Avoid Being Targeted

'Tis the season for holiday scams! Fraudsters are looking to take advantage of the increased activity, shopping, and stress of the festive season. Seniors are targeted more frequently because they tend to be home, answer the phone and door, and are perceived to have more readily available money. Fraudsters play off these vulnerabilities. Fraud with Seniors tends not to get reported as they may feel ashamed, or fear others will think they cannot care for themselves. As my mom always said, “If...


Senior Living Options

Managing and navigating the process of rightsizing can often be challenging, whether you are relocating or assisting an older adult in moving. Are you contemplating your housing options? Keep in mind that new beginnings can be wonderful, yet they can also be frightening and overwhelming.

Feeling uncertain about what comes next? HELM’s 55 AND BETTER system can assist you in identifying your position in the transition and guide you with clarity and ease. How does it work? Simply say YES, and the...

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