When I first started helping older senior adults declutter, sometimes it seemed they were so stubborn and often seemed to sidetrack into telling stories. I didn’t quite get it until I read one of David Solie’s books.
If you are ageing or have an ageing parent, I wanted to share his latest pdf (free) on Sixty is the New Sixty
A little from it –
“The battle for control in old age is well known but never fully appreciated by younger adults. Sadly, it can be overwhelming for older adults and their families, leaving both parties angry, frustrated, feeling unappreciated, and ultimately disconnected. Here’s why.
“Older adults are watching control evaporate right before their eyes. Loss of health, family and friends, social status, productive engagement, driving, living accommodations, and control of money all conspire to render older adults dependent through a relentless series of losses. The reasonable response to this onslaught is to ﬁght back, to resist all attempts to take control away. In many cases this means saying “no” without comment.”
“The greatest legacies have nothing to do with money; they are always about the human heart. Reaching out to repair important relationships, as difﬁcult as it may seem, opens an enormous legacy channel. Our life story is not only what we have done but also who we are as expressed through our relationships, even the ones that ask the most of us again and again.”
Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist | Aging Specialist, ICD | CD Specialist, ICD | Hoarding Specialist, ICD | Expert Member AAPO
Based in Balwyn North, I have sorted 100’s of homes & helped 100’s of senior adults & their families. I regularly speak about 3a decluttering & smart downsizing
If you have an inquiry about decluttering assistance, please call me or contact me via my contact page (as I will respond quicker than via a blog comment)