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Organizing the Home to Age In Place

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on September 13, 2019 at 7:20 AM
If you’ve decided to remain in your own home for the later years of your life planning to organize your home to be more functional is essential. Getting organized has both physical and mental benefits to healthy aging. An organized home is linked to boosted mental clarity, lower stress levels, and lower risk of injury. Each of these benefits can extend quality of life now and in the long run.  Getting organized can become simple with a pl...

Clearing the Empty Nest

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on September 13, 2019 at 7:09 AM

After raising children, your home can start to become a storage unit for the things your child couldn’t or didn’t take with them. You can accumulate quite a few items from toddler year toys to teenage band craze posters or memorabilia in addition to items you’ve owned since before you were a parent. This is why it is essential to clear the clutter from your empty nest.

To prepare for your next phase in life as the parent of adult children, we have a few tips to help you bring a new level of order and organization to your home.

Creating A Healthy Home

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on September 13, 2019 at 6:58 AM
September is Healthy Aging Month. We understand the importance of a healthy home for older adults and want to help you create a place you can enjoy being the best version of you. The biggest concerns most older adults face are safety, accessibility, and sustainable independence. We have tips to help you or a loved one create a healthy home to age in place.

New Categories on CTBids

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on September 9, 2019 at 2:56 PM
New Categories on CTBidsBy: Caring HelpdeskHave you seen? CTBids has just added new categories for your searching enjoyment!From “mystery lots” to “farm equipment” – we’ve updated and upgraded our categories to help you browse our selection of items with greater ease.There are even some great new subcategory additions. Check out the new options under “Art,” such as “Folk Art,” “Asian Art,” and more. Or take a look under “Clothing and Accessories”...

The CTBids Difference

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on August 20, 2019 at 12:12 PM
The CTBids Difference By: Caring HelpdeskCTBids provides a unique platform for the auction of estate sale items at liquidation prices. This makes it ideal for everyone from collectors to gift-givers to resellers. Instead of just one musical Hummel, for example, you might find a collection of over 20 of them! CT owner Denise DeRousse in Northern Arizona took great care to prepare and photograph this lot of musical Hummels. And look how entici...

The Best Bargains and Buys for Baby Boomers

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on August 14, 2019 at 7:10 AM

As your style and life changes over time, there are some items that are essential for every room of your home and even your closet. For Baby Boomer’s maintaining independence is a necessity for aging gracefully. Whether living alone and aging in place or settling into a senior community, there are great “must-have” products and items you should look for to make your space work for you. If you want to shop smart, see our list to help you save and spend more on the things you want to do.

The Guys Guide to Resale Gadgets & Gear

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on August 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Whether it’s gadgets like TV’s, smart speakers and cell phones or gear like fishing rods and sports equipment, the fact remains purchasing retail can be expensive and leave you displeased when it’s time to upgrade to something new shortly after your purchase. Markups on retail items are often between 50-500%. According to, “[t]he reasons for steep markup prices depend on the product. It could be that the item is in high demand, is difficult to make, or holds a great amount of symbolic value.”

One way to purchase the items you love at reasonable prices is shopping resale for like-new quality at a fraction of the retail price. Quality gently used or resale items are appealing for more than price, quite often you can afford higher quality items with a smaller budget that will ultimately last longer.

Caring For Caregivers: How to Support Caregivers in Your Family

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on August 14, 2019 at 6:50 AM

For families who take an active role in caring for their loved ones, monitoring and maintaining the best possible care can be a challenge. Decision making and addressing daily needs can be complex for family caregivers. If you have a loved one who is the primary decision maker for a family member’s care, you can help support them to help them with their extra layer of responsibility even if you aren’t directly involved with every decision made.

See valuable tips to help you stay in the loop with your loved one’s care and be a pillar of support for any family caregiver in your life.

Must Have Finds for Fall

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on August 14, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Fall is quickly approaching and it’s time to get your home and wardrobe ready for the upcoming season. Although Fall won’t officially begin until the last week of September, now is the perfect time to shop resale for Fall wardrobe and home décor essentials. From a checklist of items to the perfect colors to look out for, we have your guide to must have Fall finds that are perfect to find new to you (gently used) for your home, wardrobe or leisure.

Caring Transitions of Rochester is Collecting Shoes for Sigl!

 Posted by Daniel Menachof on July 25, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Caring Transitions of Rochester is proud to participate in this year’s Shoes for Sigl shoe drive!We arranged to have a collection box for shoes in the Howard Hanna office in Brighton (2349 Monroe Avenue) and we sent out an email to our contacts to encourage them to bring their shoes too! To learn more, click on this link:, if you'd like to share this info via social media so others can join Caring Transiti...
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