As life changes, it’s often necessary to relocate to a smaller home, retirement community, or assisted living facility. Making a move at any age can be diﬃcult and stressful, after 30, 40, or even 50 years in the same home, the process can be overwhelming. These changes involve many steps, but if planned in advance, they can create a better situation for everyone involved. The most important thing is to take it step-by-step, so that the process is a smooth flow rather than emergency catch-up when it is too late and other options have disappeared.
This week, our very own staging specialist week Jeff Lima and I spoke about the challenges involved in helping older adults and their families through the daunting process of transitioning to a new home. Jeff has a great system to prioritize his clients needs and understands that the more that you can do ahead of time, the better it will be in the long run.
While many active seniors opt for condominiums and single level living, there comes a time when assisted living facilities are more appropriate. Jeff has helped several clients make such a move to the brand new Tockwotton on the Waterfront. Founded in 1856 as the Home for Aged Women, the brand New Tockwotton continues the tradition and their mission to enable older adults to enjoy life to the fullest and to share with families and friends the responsibility for their care. Nicole Sheusi, Director of Marketing at Tockwotton, joined our conversation to talk about the special services and programs that help distinguish the level of care they offer. Depending on your needs, there are a variety of different living situations available including 73 private assisted living apartments, 31 private memory care apartments, 35 private long term care apartments and 17 private short-term rehabilitation rooms. They have activities 7 days a week in all households and offer physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy seven days a week.
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The word Tockwotton is a Native American term that means, “a steep ascent to be climbed”, and while it refers to the bluffs surrounding the original home, it also brings to mind the process of senior transitioning. Making the move from a private home or apartment to a senior living facility requires physical and emotional changes but more importantly attitudinal changes. Understanding that the change itself can result in an overall better quality of life is the first step in the journey.
This weekend, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) will host its annual Festival of Historic Houses, celebrating and showcasing examples of the city’s unique and spectacular works of architecture. From Friday to Sunday, owners will be welcoming visitors into their homes to tour these one-of-a-kind spaces.
The festival kicks off on Friday with a progressive cocktail party from 6-9pm hosted by the owner’s of the restored Greek Revival Burgess-Nightingale House and the Stephen O. Metcalf Carriage House. Tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase yours before they sell out.
Saturday’s house tour will run from 10am-5pm and will feature a wide range of architectural designs spanning from 1850-1920. The tour will begin at the First Church of Christ Scientist which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and has been unchanged since it was first built in 1913.
Sunday’s tour will be from 11am-4pm, as the residents of the recently converted Monohasset Mill open their doors to over a dozen “MonoMill” units. Food trucks will be available in the courtyard and adjacent Steel Yard, while a multi-story office complex constructed from shipping containers, and appropriately referred to as “The Box Office,” will also be on display.
Residential Properties Ltd. Barrington Sales Manager Ian Barnacle, who is also a Co-Chair for the event, recently appeared on WPRI’s “The Road Show” to discuss the festival. In the video, included at the bottom of this post, Barnacle and PPS President Lucie Searle describe the festival in further detail and explain what makes it such a special event.
For more information on the festival, please call PPS at 401.831.7440, or email email@example.com.
Located in the Dryden Plat section of Oak Hill, The Edward E. Leonard House was built in 1930 for the General Manager of the Union Wadding Company, one of Pawtucket’s oldest industries.
This brick and stucco Tudor revival features a conical roof entrance way welcoming you into a tiled front vestibule and a gracious center hall showcasing inlaid hardwoods found throughout the home.
The home offers four levels of living space, including four bedrooms and 2.1 baths. Situated on a beautifully landscaped corner lot, this property is just around the corner from Oak Hill Park and less than a mile from the farmer’s market, studios, and retail shops of Hope Artiste Village.
For more information, please visit: http://34drydenave.com