Seminar helps seniors to downsize
NORTHSIDE seniors who need help to downsize can register for a free seminar to be held at Chermside
Library on Friday, October 6.
Care to Move spokesperson Clarissa Brandt said a lot of older adults were overwhelmed by the idea of decluttering, downsizing and moving.
“When you’ve lived in the same house for decades you end up with rooms and rooms full of stuff and it’s hard to know what to keep and what to let go,” she said.
“At the Dealing with Downsizing seminar attendees will receive advice on how to take the first step to getting the job done.
“One of the things stopping people parting with their stuff is the meanings and memories associated with items; the good news is there are lots of ways to store memories.
“We’ll talk about some of the ways people can do this and examples of techniques that have really worked well for many of our clients.”
Ms Brandt said one of the most difficult things seniors should come to terms with when downsizing was that other family members often don’t want their stuff.
“Traditionally people loved receiving hand-me-down goods but for a variety of social, cultural, and economic reasons it is no longer the case.
“After learning ways to sell unwanted possessions and understanding what items different charities accept, attendees will leave the seminar energised with an ‘I can do it’ attitude about their pending move.”
The seminar includes morning tea and will be held from 10-11.30am on October 6. To RSVP contact 3180 1689 or visit http://caretomove.c om.au.