Sasee Asks An Expert

Shopping With a Conscience

By Melissa Lee and Mel Healy

While you’re out enjoying doing your holiday shopping, consider that it’s possible to give back while purchasing some of those gifts – a little change makes big changes. Start by shopping in locations that are giving back for the holidays. There are so many socially conscious business models. For example, we buy from The Giving […]

If someone you love lives in an assisted living facility or in a memory care unit, it can be hard to know how to make the holidays special. While some gifts are always welcome, like new pajamas or a warm sweater, most of our senior residents’ wants are more intangible. Decorate your loved one’s room […]

Your local retailers are ready to help you make this the best holiday season ever. The stores are beautifully decorated and full of wonderful items. A little preparation will make a day of shopping easier and much more fun! Before you leave, make sure you have your list – bring sizes and ideas for everyone […]

Getting Your Home Holiday Ready

By Jennifer Campanelli

We all want our homes to be spotless when guests arrive for the holidays – and with the right techniques and equipment, this can be a breeze! There is definitely an art to cleaning. No matter where you are cleaning, remember to start at the top and work down, and thoroughly clean one room at […]

Traditions, aren’t they made to be broken? Should I choose to soothe the holiday blues with the salve of new traditions? Mom is older and tired. Should I think outside the box of dust covered memories and faded photos? While older, wiser loved ones will tend to take a foot hold in the depths of […]

After you select your wedding venue and your dress, it’s time to think about your hair! There are several important things to consider when choosing your hairstyle. Do you want your dress to stand out or your hair? Is the wedding inside or outside? What will the weather be? Do you want to add accessories […]

The Thrill of the Junk

By Wendy Reavis

As I think back, it all started when I was a child. My mom and I would drive around looking for dumpsters to search, curbside goodies and throwaway treasures on trash day. These were the days before Facebook yard sale pages, online markets and craigslist – the days before cell phones. This was our time. […]

Yes, it’s the 21st century and the digital age. We live in a society where speed is valued and immediate knowledge is power. So does this apply to your wedding? Not so fast! This is a time to unplug, slow down, and create memories that will be cherished for years to come. There is something […]

Enjoy a Happy Life at Any Age

By Britta Cammarata, MS, MA, NHA-CRCA, Carolina Gardens Assisted Living Administrator

Selecting any type of senior residential services can be challenging, even for those with experience within the industry. Selecting the perfect residential care community for your loved one can be just as challenging. Along with quality, daily care, providing opportunities to continue doing things they love and building on what they feel has been an […]

How to Buy Art

By Barnie Slice

We seem to have trouble when it comes to buying art. I don’t know why but lots of folks are afraid they will buy something wrong or that it may not fit the criteria of the ethics of decorating. When it comes right down to it, buying art has only two criteria: (1) Do you […]

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