Embracing the Role: Honest Stories from Family Caregivers

Hello, and welcome to our blog series "Embracing the Role: Honest Stories from Family Caregivers at Carolina Living Choices." My name is Betsy, and I'm thrilled to share this journey with you. As the owner and editor of Carolina Living Choices, a guide dedicated to helping retirees and their families find the perfect community in Western North Carolina, I have the privilege of connecting with amazing people and hearing their heartfelt stories.

What is a Certified Aging In Place Specialist

By Betsy O'Leary | Jan 24, 2024

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offers the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program. This certification equips professionals in the home building industry with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively cater to the needs of aging homeowners. CAPS professionals learn about the unique requirements of older adults who wish to stay in their homes…

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Investment Strategies for a Comfortable Retirement

By Betsy O'Leary | Jan 3, 2024

Congratulations on reaching retirement! As you embark on this new chapter, ensuring a comfortable and secure financial future becomes paramount. Crafting an investment strategy tailored to your retired status involves a different approach than in your working years. Here are tailored investment strategies for a fulfilling retirement: Income-Oriented Investments: Focus on income-generating assets such as…

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Downsizing Tips for Empty Nesters

By Betsy O'Leary | Dec 28, 2023

Downsizing For Empty Nesters As the golden years approach, life takes on a new rhythm, often marked by changes in living arrangements. For many 75-year-olds, the notion of downsizing from a spacious family home to a more manageable space can be both liberating and overwhelming. Empty nesters face a unique opportunity to simplify their lives…

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Navigating Your Next Chapter: A Guide to Choosing a Retirement Housing Type

By Betsy O'Leary | Dec 20, 2023

  Retirement marks a significant transition in life, often accompanied by a change in living arrangements. As you embark on this new chapter, the decision regarding where to live becomes a pivotal point. The myriad of retirement housing options can be overwhelming, but understanding the different types and assessing your needs can simplify this process…

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