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Deidre and Taylor Burke: What Do I Do For My Aging Hair?

“The older women are who sit in my chair, I feel the more confident they are.”

“We want to push you out of your comfort box but we don’t want you running for the hills either. “

“I’m the type of stylist that encourages people to embrace their hair, I hate when people keep fighting it.  It’s in your DNA to flatter you.” ~Taylor Burke

Hairstylist Taylor Burke gives us lots of hints to take care of our aging hair.  Why hasn’t someone told me these hints before now???

We discuss women’s dirty little secret, the importance of moisture in aging hair and the very eye-opening reason to clean and massage your hairline daily.

Some easy to implement, result-based hints include:

  • How many times a week should you wash your hair?
  • Why/how to use dry shampoo (did you know it comes in colors?)
  • Shampoo or conditioner, which has the most effect on your hair?
  • Should you purchase higher-end products from Goldwell or Bumble and bumble for example or do lower-priced or more generic work just as well?
  • Should you change your shampoo often?
  • How to embrace your hair to flatter you and who you are
  • How to prevent breakage
  • Which products to use for aging hair?
  • Which works best for our aging hair: mousse, gel, oil?
  • The best way to treat curly hair
  • The most flattering hair length for mid-lifers
  • How often should we cut our hair?

Leisure time is spent with her adorable daughter

Taylor’s favorite ice cream? Cookie Jar

What song reminds you of your youth and why?  Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, anything 90’s

Contact Taylor Burke, TJ Hair Studio, Sandy Hook, CT (203) 304-1362

Website: tjhairstudio.com

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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“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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“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.

My client’s mom said as she was going through her items: “I have no idea why I bought so many of the same items when I don’t remember having bought them”.

Has that happened to you?

Are you even aware of this type of purchasing behavior?

This comment was a result of our DeClutterer realizing that she had over purchased slips throughout the years.  Instead of culling through and getting rid of the ones that no longer fit, had dried out elastic waistbands and were discolored from years of washing she pushed them to the back of the drawer.  Now, she was rightsizing her home, getting rid of the larger home 2 to 3 hours away from her daughter (depending on traffic) and she needed to downsize her prized possessions and necessities.

Mindless spending and purchasing happen to all of us at some point.  We don’t want to run out of an item or we know we have an event coming up but the fear of looking for and trying on that item tells our brain we need to buy another one and perhaps another one, “just in case”.  OR, we’ve been lulled into a purchase via the advertising of BOGO, buy one get one free.  There is no freedom if it’s taking up space in your closet or drawer or mind!

Take inventory before you purchase something that might be hidden in a drawer, try it on, look for signs of wear or age and get rid of it BEFORE purchasing one to replace it.  You might not need to spend money at all!

Take a quick peek at my website www.DeClutterByDeirdre.com for more.

You know, the one with your spouse and household family members about bringing your aging parent to live in your/their home.  Take a deep breath before you do this then understand as much as you can about what you are agreeing to.

This should not be a quick decision.  Talk to your family to get their opinion.  A lot of times family members will allow you to do what you want because it takes the burden off them.  Perhaps think about why they are allowing you to do this (and not them) and clearly understand their reasons because they are valid and perhaps you should consider them before making your decision as well.

This should not be done alone. You need support and will need to take breaks so set that up now.  Hire someone to relieve you daily.  There are many resources available both for free and pay.  Don’t wait until you are at the breaking point to get help, set that up at before your loved one comes to your home.

Talk to healthcare professionals treating your loved one.  Healthcare professionals have a clear understanding of your loved one’s health and what is required to attend to their needs.  These needs might not be something you ever anticipated as health deteriorates.  Physical and mental status changes come with their own challenges.

Preparation is essential.  Look at your home with an eye to the future.  Is there a 3-foot radius between furniture that a wheelchair could maneuver around?  Do you have stairs that will require a chair lift, budget for this now?  What about getting into the home, are there stairs, do you need to get a ramp?  Are there grab bars strategically placed in the bathroom? Are weapons accessible? and I don’t just mean guns, I mean items that can be used as weapons against you or someone else.

Communication is key.  Not only between you, your spouse, siblings, and family members but their extended network as well.  A quick conversation to the extended family will go a long way when your spouses’ family understands your spouse agreed to this arrangement and there’s no need for judgment.

Draw a line in the sand. Plan now as to when you will hand over care to someone else.  When the caregiving affects your family, your work, your mental and/or physical health.  When certain traits begin to show in your loved one. When certain equipment needs to be used for care. When friends and family tell you it’s time to make changes, you agree to listen to them.

This is doable!

Make it as easy as possible as soon as possible so your time together is pleasant and as stress reduced as it can be.

You won’t regret taking care of your loved one.