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Aging Veterans and PTSD: How to Advocate for Those You Love

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on November 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Today, more than ever, mental health is a pressing issue that none of us can ignore. This, of course, wasn’t always the case. Mental health has historically been an uncomfortable and often shameful topic. This is especially true for our aging Veterans. Read expert tips from Anthony Marsh, Attorney at Law, to help an aging veteran get the treatment and compensation they deserve through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Liquidating Antiques & Collectibles Stores

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on October 7, 2019 at 12:18 PM
Liquidating Antiques & Collectibles Stores By: Caring Helpdesk One of the wonderful things about CTBids is that it is a vibrant marketplace where antique dealers and stores want to liquidate their leftover goodies. For example, in Wilmore, Kentucky – where CT owner Lea Nugent got the pleasure and privilege of helping one long-time Wilmore resident liquidate the antiques and collectibles store he ran in his walk-out basement. It ...

Funko Pops, and Hot Wheels, and Black Panther…Oh My!

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on September 23, 2019 at 2:37 PM
Funko Pops, and Hot Wheels, and Black Panther…Oh My! By: Caring Helpdesk   Our featured CTBids auction today comes to you from Chuck Wolf and Tina Patterson of Caring Transitions of Central Arizona and is aptly named “Collectibles Online Auction Featuring Funko Pops, Hot Wheels, and Much, Much More!”   This sale features hundreds of Funko POP collectibles, including Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Marvel, St...

Rightsize or Remain: How to Decide

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on September 13, 2019 at 7:27 AM

As older adults approach retirement, there are limitless ways to spend your retirement years. One of the first decisions most adults near retirement make is where they want to retire. This is usually an important decision between aging in place or rightsizing to a new home. There are positives and negatives to each decision, but the best way to determine your next step is considering the unique needs for your lifestyle, physical and mental health.

Before deciding if rightsizing or downsizing is the right fit, you should consider five major factors.

Organizing the Home to Age In Place

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard 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 Cynthia Stoddard 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 Cynthia Stoddard 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 Cynthia Stoddard on September 9, 2019 at 2:15 PM
New Categories By: 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 Access...

The CTBids Difference

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard on August 20, 2019 at 11:07 AM
The CTBids Difference By: Caring Helpdesk CTBids 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...

The Best Bargains and Buys for Baby Boomers

 Posted by Cynthia Stoddard 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.

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