Lock the Door! Your Boomer Parents Have Decided to Downsize

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Giant generation has gobs of ‘heirlooms’ but no one wants them; the porcelain birds

Mark and Cathy Schroeckenstein with their dog, Billie Jean, and their heirloom lamp. Mark and Cathy Schroeckenstein with their dog, Billie Jean, and their heirloom lamp. PHOTO: CATHY SCHROECKENSTEIN


Peculiar items are popping up at the home of Cathy and Mark Schroeckenstein, a young couple in Minneapolis.

A cement bunny appeared on the doorstep. A rusted baker’s rack materialized on the patio. A lamp that is “like so gaudy….kind of gold” and “really old school” was plopped in the kitchen, says Ms. Schroeckenstein.

The culprits, it turned out, were her in-laws.

Cathy Schroeckenstein’s lamp Cathy Schroeckenstein’s lamp

David and Christine Schroeckenstein, both in their 60s, plan to relocate to a sleek Scottsdale, Ariz., condo from Minnesota after David, an allergist, retires next…

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Next Steps: When Your Parents Need Assisted Living —

It can be a difficult moment when you come to realize that your dad or mom needs senior care in a setting like assisted living. Just as our parents kept us safe, sheltered and secure when we needed it – there comes a time when we’re called upon to return this same love to our…

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Health Benefits of Laughter for Seniors —

We all know it feels good to laugh, but can laughter cure common diseases like cancer, dementia or heart disease? Do people with a positive attitude live longer, healthier lives?Learn more about the many health benefits of laughter for seniors.Health Benefits of LaughterIn the late 1980’s, Dr. Bernie Siegel’s “mind over matter” theory gained popularity. The…

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