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“You want to get the (Long Term Care) insurance when you don’t need it so you have it when you do need it.”

“Helping people live life on their terms.” ~Norman Shaffer

In this podcast I interview C. Norman Shaffer an Agent with New York Life helping individuals and business owners to create, build, and preserve wealth who educated me on Long Term Care Insurance and its primary benefits:

Peace of mind for you and loved ones

Benefits to your family

Allows you to manage risk

Alleviates burden of care

People don’t want to think about what they will do if they are no longer to live independently without help to perform Activities of Daily Living.

C. Norman explains:

Who determines when benefits begin

At what age should you explore Long Term Care Insurance

Everyone has a Long Term Care Plan

The average length of Long Term Care event

If there are age limits to acquiring Long Term Care Insurance

Eligibility requirements

Favorite ice cream: chocolate

The song that conjures up the best childhood memories:  Help by the Beatles

Leisure time activities:  Family time, biking

As a licensed Agent of New York Life Insurance Company, Norman offers a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Please contact Norman at CNSHAFFER@ft.NewYorkLife.com to help you fully analyze your needs and recommend appropriate solutions.

Neither DeClutter By Deirdre or New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions. Any testimonial on this site is based on an individual’s experience and may not be representative of the experience of other customers. These testimonials are no guarantee of future performance or success. C. Norman Shaffer is not licensed in all jurisdictions. 10885 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98003, 206-550-2667.  C Norman Shaffer California Insurance license number is 0M50311. 

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“We are satisfied when we send someone to a client’s home that we would want in our home” ~Isaac Schwartz

Have you ever wondered if you should use an agency or a registry when exploring in-home care?  When should you reach out? What impacts the success of in-home care?  Do you need medical or non-medical personnel to help you or your loved one? 

Isaac Schwartz from Emerest Health explains the differences between the options available to you or a loved one and tells us how a care coordinator can help so you have a successful experience.

You will learn:

  • The difference between medical and non-medical in-home care
  • Agency and Registry explained
  • When to contact an agency
  • What a care coordinator does
  • How the newer Connecticut 24 Hour Care Law impacts you
  • The ONE important thing that impacts the success of in-home care

Calling Isaac at Emerest Health, 203-941-1700, can answer your questions and put your mind at ease. 

Off-hours interest: commercial plane spotting

Song: whatever is current

Ice cream: vanilla/chocolate twist

Contact info:

Isaac Schwartz

lschwartz@emerest.com

cell: 203-666-6844

office: 203-941-1700

http://emerest.com/

Bi-lingual-Spanish Speakers Available

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“I believe in bringing out your (inner) beauty because your inner beauty is what everybody is attracted to.”   

“It isn’t always about makeup…sleep is #1 and your water intake.”

~Candee Caldwell

Makeup Artist Candee Caldwell talks to Deirdre about the importance of self-care before you put on any makeup.

  • Which feature Candee feels is the most important to accent.
  • The one piece of makeup you should apply if you are only choosing one.
  • Hints to feeling your best and most confident self.
  • Her goal when someone sits in her makeup chair.
  • How to choose makeup colors that work for each individual.
  • How Candee helps women re-entering careers, dating, marriage.
  • Does product price matter?
  • Favorite print shoots: Ethan Allen Interiors, Branson Emerson
  • The importance of volunteering

Favorite ice cream flavor:   Maple Walnut

Song reminds Candee of her youth:  ABC Jackson 5

Leisure time:  Enjoy family time, travel, walking, listening to podcasts, music

Do you have any events coming up?  October 3 Pink Aid

You can hire Candee Caldwell to show you how to use products you already own, in the privacy of your own home.

Contact info:  www.CandeeCaldwell.com or 203-470-3506

Thank you so much Candee for your time and knowledge share!

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move management. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Take a look at my website and contact me to work together.www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“It’s the story of you. The days of us starting a job at 20 and retiring from it are over.” 

“I want you to love to do find what you would do if no one paid you and build your life and business from that place.”   Karen Yankovich

A profitable digital and social media strategy starts with a strong personal brand, and LinkedIn is the place to achieve this goal. As a LinkedIn Evangelist, Karen Yankovich teaches businesses how to tap into the authentic, recurring revenue stream that emerges from this platform. Together, with her clients, they capitalize on this tool for long-lasting, business-altering results. Take the first steps towards putting yourself on the success track to LinkedIn mastery with her free video series: LinkedInProfileTips.com

  • Women in Transition Focus in LinkedIn
  • It’s all about building relationships
  • How Karen helps people to best use LinkedIn
  • Your LinkedIn profile is the story of you, not your business.
  • Help on how to address what to do if you are returning to the workforce after many years
  • What to do if you want someone to write your LinkedIn profile, Karen’s company can help.
  • Create the story of you
  • How to combat being underemployed, where to start
  • What do you want your life to look like?
  • You don’t have to feel alone, reach out for that help
  • Don’t worry about the gaps
  • Be who you are on your LinkedIn profile
  • Look at volunteering in a different way
  • Position yourself for the job you want, to hook the people you want to work with

Ice cream:  black raspberry and vanilla fudge

Song: David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman, Donny Osmond https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMONykezJM

How to get in touch with Karen Yankovich:

www.KarenYankovich.com/join 

Services provided by Karen’s Group Coaching, Mastermind, LinkedIn & PR, Levels of Strategy mix and match so people get the best 1:1 service from Karen.

Good Girls Get Rich Podcast

https://karenyankovich.com/ Social Media Marketing Consultant

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com  or DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com 

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“I was a search angel for a little while…It gave me a new purpose and makes me feel good to be able to help other people…I learned a new skill so let’s spread the job a little bit.”~Julie Dixon Jackson

Have you ever wondered what consumer DNA testing can do for you- beyond telling you your ethnicity? Are you an adoptee- or someone who has an unknown parent or relative? Do you love Genealogy? You’re in the right place. Join Julie Dixon Jackson @joolesjackson and Richard Castle as they attempt to guide you through what it takes to use DNA to break down brick walls, solve mysteries- or find your “people”!

  • How Julie transferred from theater actor to Gen Genie
  • An advocate for adoptees
  • What made Julie decide to help adoptees find their birth parents
  • What’s happening globally with adoptees
  • The business of babies
  • The Baby Scoop Era

“The truth is in your genes” ~Julie Dixon Jackson

Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road

Downtime: Quiltmaker

Song: Beach Baby by First Class

Julie’s fabulous podcast: https://cutoffgenes.libsyn.com/  Cutoff Genes Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cutoff-genes-episode-49-free-queso/id1380962366?i=1000436005546&fbclid=IwAR2TP84QeKvETXBIZ6sKnWMCMHfSh22RLRxXl7Tdgj4wkiI1kIiwaEV3lZU

Follow her @joolsjackson and join the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1882608928721974/

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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I am Deirdre from DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management Company and your host for the Magnificent Aging Podcast.

I see people, myself included, trying to navigate the challenges of aging: we are being diagnosed with debilitating diseases, our children are leaving to start college and their own families, our parents are needing more and more of our attention or they are dying-creating an environment of grief, our jobs are being taken away and we find ourselves job hunting for the first time in decades and we are challenged with finding  a job that is at our experience and pay level, we are getting divorced or our partner has died and we are on our own for the first time and on and on. 

Boy, these life events can bring our spirits down, so I wanted to bring helpful, positive information forward to help you and me, the result is The Magnificent Aging Podcast. 

Episodes will uncover ways to navigate through the aging process with grace and courage so we never have to feel at a loss and lonely. 

This podcast will provide a repository for the exchange of helpful ideas and information via guest experts to help better understand our magnificent aging process. 

We will go from feeling alone and scared to feeling supported and confident about our aging process, we just needed someone to tell us how to get through it. 

The Magnificent Aging Podcast includes tips to age well, connect with people, look on the positive side of aging, and offer options available to us to ensure our aging process is magnificent. 

Be sure to subscribe, review, rate and share.

Welcome, I’m so glad you’ve joined me!

“If we don’t take care of ourselves first we cannot take care of others” ~Tracy Brady

  • As a caregiver, always schedule time for yourself
  • Agency vs registry-which would work for you?
  • Services provided by non-medical agencies
  • Keep people socially engaged
  • Importance of agency employees:  safety, health, respite
  • How to deal with guilt and/or fear in order to get some peace of mind
  • How Tracy’s Visiting Angels agency works with individuals whose family lives out of state
  • Weigh the benefits of having someone come into your home
  • Make choices before you are forced to make choices under duress
  • How to manage care from far away
  • The importance of a care plan for the entire family
  • The advantages of Aging in Place
  • “Active Engaged Program” at Visiting Angels and Reading to Animals in Shelters
  • How Visiting Angels help your loved one needs to keep their dignity as much as possible
  • Call Visiting Angels regarding healthcare proxy, questions on where to turn for assistance with your loved one. They offer care and guidance.

Favorite ice cream: All of them

Off hours interest: Seniors and Animals, the Catherine Hubbard Foundation Senior Paws. https://cvhfoundation.org/the-sanctuary/animals/senior-paw-project/

To contact Visiting Angels: (203) 740-0230 and take a look at their website: https://www.visitingangels.com/brookfield/home

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management and DeCluttering for Aging In Place Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together at DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com  www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“It’s really important to start having conversations before a crisis occurs” Amber Chapman

Brandywine is located in the Litchfield Hills of CT in the heart of Litchfield

  • What to look for as you look at a community to live in
  • What type of questions should you ask when exploring a community?
  • Advantages of assisted living community
  • Lots and lots of events welcoming family, friends and communities
  • They have great food!
  • Individualized opportunities to engage or decompress alone.
  • A Transition Team helps you to adjust and feel comfortable quickly in your new home.
  • Assisted living community and memory care explained
  • Brandywine at Litchfield-a luxury living community
  • “Activities of Daily Life” explained
  • They have a chauffeur!!
  • What you should expect on your first day
  • “Aging in place and assisted living are not at all at odds with each other” Amber Chapman
  • “Escapades for Life”
  • How to pay for assisted living
  • Volunteering opportunities for residents
  • They are close to Arethusa Farm Dairy
  • Welcoming Captain’s Dinner

Testimonial for DeClutter By Deirdre

Ice cream:  vanilla

Outside interests: 4 kids & volunteering

Call Brandywine (860) 567-9500

Take a look at their website:  www.Brandycare.com to better understand their services and activities

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management and DeCluttering for Aging In Place Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together at DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com  www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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“Are you ready to discover how to get the confidence you crave with a look that shows off your talent and personality?  If your answer is yes, let’s set up a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.” ~Scarlett DeBease

At almost 50 Scarlett decided she wanted to do something specific to help women so she started Scarlett Image.  Deirdre and Scarlett discuss: 

  • Tips no one tells you
  • How to figure out what’s right for your dressing style
  • The process of letting go and keeping what looks incredible on you
  • Scarlett helps people create great outfits and get rid of items that no longer work for you.
  • Her BIG secret to shopping and releasing emotion regarding what to wear as we age
  • Who are you dressing for?
  • Are color charts still relevant?
  • Trends-why be part of a pack?
  • Lots and lots of ideas including money-saving tips.

Song: Bohemian Rhapsody

Ice Cream: Coffee Chip

Are you ready to discover how to get the confidence you crave with a look that shows off your talent and personality?
If your answer is yes, call or text Scarlett to set up a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, 914-441-0756. 

Connect with Scarlett Image at https://www.scarlettimage.com/contact/ and sign up for her blog!

For all other questions, speaker inquiries, scheduling an appointment, and Gift Certificates, please contact Scarlett at phone: 914-441-0756 or email at Scarlett@ScarlettImage.com

This episode is sponsored by DeClutter By Deirdre, A Senior Move Management and DeCluttering for Aging In Place Company. Helping You and Your Loved Ones DeClutter, Move & Live a Fuller Life. Look at my website and contact me to work together at DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com  www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com 

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Every home is a dream of its owner

If you’re a Baby Boomer, or older, your dream was to own your home.  Owning a home meant so much! 

It meant you were mature, and you could take care of yourself, 

It was a symbol of coming into your own,

That you were serious about a long-term relationship,

That you were ready to settle down and have children,

That you were committed to your job and wouldn’t be looking elsewhere for work.

You lovingly filled it with items you were given by friends and family, mostly big, brown furniture.  You cleaned it at least weekly and took pride in that.  It was “sparse”, but it was yours. 

Now, after the trials and tribulations life has thrown it’s looking a little not-so-clean.  The rooms are bursting with items collected but never passed on to those in need.  Most of your children or grandchildren are not so interested in the brown furniture and all the other treasures you hold.  It’s hard to maneuver around all the furniture and collections with a walker or wheelchair. Your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, and the unseen dust bunnies are gathered in the corner.  Suddenly, your dream is a nightmare and a burden. 

You can change that!  Get someone to help you whether you hire a team of people like we have at DeClutter By Deirdre or family and friends. In an afternoon your dream home will be changed for the better! You will feel lighter and that pride of home ownership will creep back in.

Imagine having friends and family over for dinner (that they bring, of course),

Imagine having more lighting in your home so you can see in dark corners,

Imagine furniture being weeded out so you can walk safely,

Imagine regaining pride in your dream home!

Contact me at DeClutterByDeirdre@gmail.com, we will resurrect that dream.