“Living with Less” will focus on downsizing and moving

Many older adults may find themselves frozen in their ability to move on when it is advantageous to do so. Bacoa’s new ‘‘Living With Less’’ series will focus on transition and aims to offer alternatives and ideas for getting things done. The three-part series will begin Tuesday, July 6 at 1 p.m. 

The series will be led by Bacoa’s social service counselors, Sue McNamara and Diane Vos Hansen and will be filled with valuable insights for those on a fixed income.  “Our goal is to help people spend less money on health care, food, housing, caregiving, and activities, so that they have more funds to use for alternate needs. We encourage people to be proactive so they have choices and can make their own decisions,” explains Vos Hansen.

One of the challenges to be discussed will be downsizing, including what to do with your possessions. “We’ve found that people wait for a crisis to make a decision to move,” says McNamara. “Waiting limits their options and forces them to possibly move away from where they want to live.”

The free series will be held on Zoom on Tuesdays at 1 pm. Register for one session or all three by calling Bacoa at (847) 381-5030 or registering online. Sessions include:

July 6: Living on a low income

July 13: Moving on

July 20: Selling your home

The third session will feature a panel discussion with two area Realtors, Alice M. Scifo of RE/MAX Advisors Realty and Lisa Stover from Presto Real Estate Services, who will discuss downsizing and selling a home.