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When’s the RIGHT Time to Talk About Moving to Senior Living?


Whether you are planning for yourself or helping a loved one, the decision to make a move is a challenging one with lots of variables.   Co-hosted by Tom Grass of JK Moving Services. 

Featuring Pam Ostrowski - Author of It's Not That Simple: Helping Families Navigate the Alzheimer's Journey View the book on Amazon here!

  • Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) ®, Dementia Practitioner® (CDP ®), Certified Dementia Care®

 Get Dementia tips and Work with Pam at Alzheimer’s Family Consulting, LLC

Tips for Having The Talk about Senior Living - Alzheimers Family Consulting (1).pdf 

Positive Aging Champions Featured on this Discussion

  • Brightview Senior Living Laura Daly 703-462-9998   ldaly@bvsl.net
  • Charles E. Smith Life Communities Angelique Jackson 301-816-5052 AJackson@ceslc.org 
  • Falcons Landing Leah Daily 703-404-5151  ldaily@falconslanding.org 
  • Harmony Senior Living - Harmony at Chantilly Joanne Johnson 703-994-4561 JJohnson@harmonyatchantilly.com 
  • Inspirations Assisted Living and Memory Care Kacey Troyer 717-215-6915 ktroyer@inspired-joy.com 
  • JK Moving Services Tom Grass 703‑996‑1275  tom.grass@jkmoving.com
  • Lifecare Affordability Plan - Arvette Reid 703-940-3485  areid@seia.com 
  • Linda Chaletzky (Evers & Co) 301 938-2630  lindac@lnf.com              
  • Silverado Memory Care Communities  Ellen Pincus  703-215-9110 Ellen.Pincus@silverado.com 
  • Tall Oaks Assisted Living Leslye M. Lawson 703-834-9800 llawson@talloaksal.com 
  • Watermark Senior Living - The Providence of Fairfax Karen Carter  571-396-0500  klcarter@watermarkcommunities.com 
  • The Residence at Colvin Run Riley Costellia  (571) 407-7105 rcostellia@integracare.com 
  • Vinson Hall Retirement Community Stephanie Lawrence 703.506.2146 Stephaniel@vinsonhall.org 
  • Winter Growth Memory Care & Adult Medical Day Program Colleen Konstanzer (410) 964-9616  colleen.konstanzer@wintergrowthinc.org

Chat Transcript

2022-05-13 12:02:07 PM Steve Gurney : Welcome everyone!  We will get started shortly!  Make sure you turn on your mic and camera and chat at your table. Moving to other tables just required double clicking on a chair

2022-05-13 12:02:59 PM Steve Gurney : We will get started shortly with our program, and then we will return to this floorplan view for networking and visiting our Positive Aging Champions!

2022-05-13 12:08:58 PM Jennifer Brown : Jennifer Brown - Seabury Care Management - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org 

2022-05-13 12:09:39 PM Pam Ostrowski : Pam Ostrowski 

 Alzheimer's Family Consulting pam@itsnotthatsimple.com

2022-05-13 12:11:12 PM Linda : Linda Meluski-Designing Downsizer' www.designsoryounj.com; www.dezigns4u@hotmail.com-e-mail

2022-05-13 12:11:35 PM Rahima Jamal : Rahima Jamal Caring For Seniors Home Care in Maryland. rahimaprojects6@gmail.com, 443-739-2679

2022-05-13 12:11:50 PM Linda : Linda Meluski-757-550-3899 Phone

2022-05-13 12:12:03 PM Colleen Konstanzer : Colleen Dumais Konstanzer - Winter Growth Memory Care & Adult Medical Day Program - colleen.konstanzer@wintergrowthinc.org / 410-964-9616

2022-05-13 12:13:03 PM Cynthia Shannon : Cynthia Shannon Lifecare Affordability Plan cshannon@seia.com 703.936.0221

2022-05-13 12:16:33 PM Karen Carter : Karen Carter The Providence Fairfax klcarter@watermarkcommunities.com Ask me about The Providence Promise - you won't be sorry.

2022-05-13 12:18:41 PM Kacey Troyer : Kacey Troyer, CEO

2022-05-13 12:19:51 PM Stephanie Q Lawrence : Stephanie Lawrence

2022-05-13 12:20:23 PM Kacey Troyer : Inspirations Memory Care ktroyer@Inspired-Joy.com to learn how we are creating new memory care environments to maximize Happiness.

2022-05-13 12:20:25 PM Laura Daly : Laura Daly

2022-05-13 12:20:29 PM Stephanie Q Lawrence : 

Stephanie Lawrence, MGS, LNHA

Senior Director of Marketing

Vinson Hall Retirement Community

6251 Old Dominion Drive

McLean, VA 22101

703.506.2146

Stephaniel@vinsonhall.org

www.vinsonhall.org


2022-05-13 12:20:43 PM Laura Daly : Laura Daly

2022-05-13 12:21:00 PM Beth McNamara : Beth McNamara, JK Moving Services beth.mcnamara@jkmoving.com. Work with Tom Grass (co-host), and we can help/offer guidance for relocation/storage needs for an older loved one looking to downsize/move. Big thanks to Steve Gurney and ProAging for this wonderful platform. 

2022-05-13 12:21:05 PM Linda Chaletzky : Linda S. Chaletzky, MSW, Realtor,

2022-05-13 12:21:47 PM Linda Chaletzky : Linda S Chaletzky, MSW, Realtor, Evers & Co., A Long and Foster Co.

2022-05-13 12:21:53 PM Bren Lizzio : Bren Lizzio, Evers & Co Real Estate, a Long & Foster Company

2022-05-13 12:22:19 PM Mary Wontrop : Mary Wontrop,  Coordinator Age-Friendly Baltimore County   BC Dept of Aging

2022-05-13 12:23:13 PM Ellen Pincus : Happy Friday the 13th! Ellen Pincus Community Ambassador with Silverado Memory Care Assisted Living in Alexandria, VA ellen.pincus@silverado.com cell 571-775-9408. Thank you for this presentation!

2022-05-13 12:23:26 PM Leah Daily  : Leah Daily                                                                         

2022-05-13 12:23:30 PM Shelly G : how do you access recording.

2022-05-13 12:24:29 PM Angelique Jackson : Happy Friday 

2022-05-13 12:24:41 PM Steve Gurney : we will have the recording posted along with chat and contact information with all of our Positive Aging Champions at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions

2022-05-13 12:24:43 PM Leah Daily  : Leah Daily - Director of Sales & Marketing at Falcons Landing, Life Plan Community in Potomac Falls, Virginia.  www.falconslanding.org - 703-404-5151 - ldaily@falconslanding.org 

2022-05-13 12:27:20 PM Steve Gurney : Here is the recording from our discussion on Long Term Care Insurance https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/long-term-care-insurance-live-interactive-discussion 

2022-05-13 12:28:39 PM Ken Silverstein : Hi Everyone, Ken Silverstein, Friends Club, a nonprofit social club serving men with early to mid onset memory care challenges, www.friendscclubbethesda.org, ken@friendsclubbethesda.org, 301-469-0070  We do have spots open.

2022-05-13 12:28:47 PM Angelique Jackson : Greetings!                              

Angelique Jackson     ajackson@ceslc.org                  

Charles E. Smith LIfe Communities     offering: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Post-acute, and long-term care.                                                      Get to know us before you need us before you need us: https://www.smithlifecommunities.org/resources/                                           ????

2022-05-13 12:28:56 PM Cathy Anderson : suppose you are single, who can help you?

2022-05-13 12:30:19 PM Ellen Pincus : What is the name of Pams book again? Thanks

2022-05-13 12:30:47 PM Angelique Jackson : It's Not That Simple

2022-05-13 12:32:13 PM Robert Pearson : If veterans or family members need help with applying for VETERANS BENEFITS, e.g. disability compendious, healthcare, caregiver support, and much more, I am a volunteer with the Disabled American vets and can help them get started. DAV provides this help at no cost. Call me at (703) 402-3498; bob_pearson@cox.net.  VA May have benefits that veterans and families don’t know. Thanks

2022-05-13 12:34:37 PM Bren Lizzio : Are there any agents here today?  I'd like to connect.  Bren Lizzio, Evers & Co Real Estate, 202-669-4999

2022-05-13 12:35:20 PM Glenna Crooks : We just moved my Mom to assisted living and as we did, my brother did a full-cost analysis and what we found was that assisted living was cheaper than her remaining in her own house. It's not just about paid care in the home, but all the other costs. Her home is paid for, but when you consider food, utilities, insurance, newspaper, cable TV,  grass cutting, trash collection, etc. AL was cheaper, which really surprised us. 

2022-05-13 12:36:20 PM Steve Gurney : It’s Not That Simple: Helping Families Navigate the Alzheimer’s Journeyhttps://itsnotthatsimple.com/book/

2022-05-13 12:36:54 PM Arvette M. Reid : Yes!  Don't start with the financial talk!  Start talking about the hopes, desires, and needs first and then see how the money works.    That is what we do with families every day.  Arvette M. Reid, Lifecare Affordability Plan, areid@seia.com, 703-940-3485

2022-05-13 12:37:06 PM Cathy Anderson : Glenna, how your mom feel about the move?

2022-05-13 12:39:15 PM Beth Sikkema : How do we find a lifecare manager?

2022-05-13 12:39:42 PM Arvette M. Reid : https://www.aginglifecare.org//

2022-05-13 12:42:07 PM Cathy Anderson : I wonder if there are any senior living facilities that specialize in dealing with residents who have a mental illness?

2022-05-13 12:42:13 PM Pam Ostrowski : It's like Tiny House Living :)

2022-05-13 12:42:41 PM Jennifer Brown : Jennifer Brown - Seabury Care Management - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org 

2022-05-13 12:42:50 PM Steve Gurney : Here are some senior move managers and additional resources for moving and downsizing https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/search_results?sid=31&tid=15

2022-05-13 12:43:06 PM Linda : Pam, would like t o have a conversation with you about the book I wrote and my  journey with my mother from dementia to Alzheimer's which led me to my business.

2022-05-13 12:43:22 PM Glenna Crooks : Cathy, very resistant. We tried to get her in-home care last summer and she refused. Once we pressed the AL option 8-9 months later, she said she would agree to in-home care, but it was too late. If she  had accepted in-home care when we wanted to arrange that, we're convinced she would still be at home because she would not have declined so much. The combination of social isolation and lack of engaging physical exercise really caused decline. She did not want to go to AL and was very angry at us, but it's what she - and we - needed. I'm 1,000 miles away and  all of the day-to-day was falling to my brother and sister-in-law. The sales person at the AL was a miracle worker for getting her to agree to stay. 

2022-05-13 12:43:36 PM Steve Gurney : National Association of Specialty & Senior Move Managers® https://www.nasmm.org/

2022-05-13 12:44:23 PM Phil Philbin : Phil Philbin with JK Moving here. Send me a message or give me a call if you would like to partner with an in-home consultant. 301-943-6955 Phil.philbin@jkmoving.com jkmoving.com/philbin

2022-05-13 12:45:49 PM Glenna Crooks : Cathy, I should add that Mom has been in AL for about 8 weeks now and is doing fine. Also, she was concerned about the cost and it helped that my brother could show her in 'black and white' that it was actually saving her money, all while giving her a better quality of life. 

2022-05-13 12:47:17 PM Pam Ostrowski : That's fantastic, Glenna!

2022-05-13 12:48:52 PM Pam Ostrowski : Typically, the transition takes 45 days or so.That time is also needed for the family to transition and adjust. 

2022-05-13 12:53:17 PM Steve Gurney : I will be saving the chat and it will be posted at https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions later this afternoon!

2022-05-13 12:54:19 PM Robert Pearson : DAV Service Officer, Bob Pearson, is in room 26

2022-05-13 12:54:20 PM Steve Gurney : [File] https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/remo-conference.appspot.com/o/Event/ChatMedia/nzyoc6lmc0g/Tips for Having The Talk about Senior Living - Alzheimers Family Consulting (1).pdf?alt=media&token=cc9e2eea-d69f-40a9-a2f4-39705653ae8c

2022-05-13 12:54:34 PM Steve Gurney : Pams Handout!  I will be emailing to everyone!

2022-05-13 1:01:10 PM Karen Carter : Steve - thanks for this great event. Business is booming here and I have to boogie! See everyone again soon. 

2022-05-13 1:01:34 PM Steve Gurney : thanks Karen and The Providence!

2022-05-13 1:17:54 PM Riley Costellia : Riley Costellia here, from The Residence at Colvin Run. So nice to see everyone! This is such an amazing platform and i am happy to be here! If you'd like to learn more about this amazing community coming to Great Falls, feel free to contact me at rcostellia@integracare.com, or call me at my cell 571-581-9344

Positive Aging Champions Featured on this Discussion

  • Brightview Senior Living Laura Daly 703-462-9998   ldaly@bvsl.net
  • Charles E. Smith Life Communities Angelique Jackson 301-816-5052 AJackson@ceslc.org 
  • Falcons Landing Leah Daily 703-404-5151  ldaily@falconslanding.org 
  • Harmony Senior Living - Harmony at Chantilly Joanne Johnson 703-994-4561 JJohnson@harmonyatchantilly.com 
  • Inspirations Assisted Living and Memory Care Kacey Troyer 717-215-6915 ktroyer@inspired-joy.com 
  • JK Moving Services Tom Grass 703‑996‑1275  tom.grass@jkmoving.com
  • Lifecare Affordability Plan - Arvette Reid 703-940-3485  areid@seia.com 
  • Linda Chaletzky (Evers & Co) 301 938-2630  lindac@lnf.com              
  • Silverado Memory Care Communities  Ellen Pincus  703-215-9110 Ellen.Pincus@silverado.com 
  • Tall Oaks Assisted Living Leslye M. Lawson 703-834-9800 llawson@talloaksal.com 
  • Watermark Senior Living - The Providence of Fairfax Karen Carter  571-396-0500  klcarter@watermarkcommunities.com 
  • The Residence at Colvin Run Riley Costellia  (571) 407-7105 rcostellia@integracare.com 
  • Vinson Hall Retirement Community Stephanie Lawrence 703.506.2146 Stephaniel@vinsonhall.org 
  • Winter Growth Memory Care & Adult Medical Day Program Colleen Konstanzer (410) 964-9616  colleen.konstanzer@wintergrowthinc.org

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