Seniors Helping Seniors

Monday, February 28, 2011

Upcoming Spring Events

Spring is always a busy time for us and this spring is shaping up to be no different. There are a number of events that we will be at with a booth in the next couple months.

Are you on the SE side of Grand Rapids? Come by the Forest Hills Community Expo on March 19. The expo is from 10AM to 3 PM and is being held at Ada Christian School 6206 Ada Dr SE - Price FREE More Info

Tuesday March 29 we will be at Moss Ridge Banquet Center  13545 E Apple Ave in Ravenna. This is a Provider Fair put on by the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Senior Resources and HHS Health Options.

We are very excited to be a sponsor for the Council on Aging of Kent County's FREE Conference "Forecasting Trends of the Senior Tsunami" Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM. This event will be held at the Postma Center, Pine Rest  300 68th Street SE  Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Presentations will include:
Baby Boomer Birthday Milestones: Impact on the Future of Aging Health Care
Substance Abuse in the Homebound Patient
Riding the Age Wave: Anticipating and Responding Creatively to Age Differences and Lifestyle Preferences When Planning Enrichment Programs for Diverse Senior Groups

The Home Based Business Career Fair & Sales Expo 2011
Seniors Helping Seniors In-Home Services is expanding throughout Michigan - if you know anyone who wants to learn more about our franchise opportunities in West Michigan have them call us now and visit our booth later. The Fire Rock Grill 7111 Kalamazoo Ave  Caledonia, MI 49316 from noon until 8 PM on Tuesday April 19.

WOW!!! It really will be a busy spring! If you have any questions about any of these events please call our office at 616-234-0190.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

West michigan Home and Garden Show

What does Seniors Helping Seniors have in common with the West Michigan Home and Garden show?

Probably not that much....

While we are in the business of helping seniors maintain their independence so they can stay in their home, we do not do windows, carpet, garage doors or most of the other things you typically see exhibited at a Home and Garden Show.

But I was speaking with Judy Cissler from Gotcha Covered this morning you can find her on facebook Gotcha Covered Grand Rapids and Judy gave me several 2 for 1 coupons to get into the home and garden show...she also has $2 off coupons. If you know anyone going to the show who doesn't have a coupon you can let me know or they can visit Judy's facebook page and request one from her. FYI - The show is at DeVos March 3-6.

P.S. Remember we do help seniors with yard work, so if you know any seniors with Spring Cleaning projects coming up, we would love to help them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

SHS Exhibiting in Kalamazoo

Seniors Helping Seniors will have a booth at:
Home-Based Business Career Fair & Sales Expo
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Radisson Plaza

100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

If you know of anyone in the area who is looking for a home based business this will be a great place for them to visit.

Come to learn how to earn an income from a Home-Based Business from those who know how it's done in this friendly and fun atmosphere where you can also shop and learn what is new. Come for the Career Fair or come for the Sales Expo, just be sure to get there and you'll be glad you did!

We will have a large variety of Home-Based Businesses and Service's for you to meet with. You will love what you see and who you will meet. Some of the best in their business will be there and you may be surprised by what you find.

In today's economy more and more people are learning that a Home-Based Business is one of the best ways to supplement their income. The amount of that income can be up to you when you start your own Home-Based Business. This Fair will show you what is available for you and how to make it work for you. Discover your earning potential and learn to love what you do!

This is an free event for you, our guests and just for coming you will be entered into our grand give-aways! One will be given every 20 to 30 minutes and dozens of other door prizes available as well. Enjoy the music and all the extras you will find at this unique event!

Meet you there!

Friday, February 11, 2011

How Seniors Helping Seniors Can Help Seniors with Transitional Moves

Seniors Helping Seniors is known for helping seniors maintain their independence in their own home for as long as it is safely possible. However, for a number of reasons (Alzheimer's, Dementia, changes in health, falling, etc.) in many cases it may be necessary for someone to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home. It is also very common for seniors to downsize and move from a single family home into a condo or townhouse.

In either situation, Seniors Helping Seniors is still there to help. When it is time for you to move, we understand the challenges that come with packing up a home that you may have been in for decades. Our senior providers have an understanding of what it is like to have been in the same home for many, many years and who better to help you prepare for a move? We also can help you get settled into your home - unpack, hang those pictures, put the dishes away and even look through all those photographs you uncovered during the move and talk about the "Good old days".

But in this housing market, before we get to any of that, first you need to sell your home. And that is where someone like Julie Stone from Staged to Sell can come in.....

Moving Made Easy for the Senior Community
Moving from known surroundings to a new home can be mentally and physically exhausting.  Whether you have chosen to down size or are in need of assisted living, the move can be overwhelming.  Where do you begin?  Working with a professional home stager can make the transition to a new home easy and less stressful.   
You need a professional home stager if you …..
-Feel overwhelmed by the moving process.
-Do not know where to begin.
-Do not know how your existing furnishings will fit into your new space.
-have a hard time deciding what to take to your new home.
-Worried about selling your existing home.

Downsizing – Helping you make the decisions of what items to take with you is an important step in the moving process.  Arrangements can be made for the items that will not be moving with you.
Space Planning - A floor plan will be developed prior to your move to determine where your items that you are taking with you will fit.
Home Staging  - When preparing your home to sell in today’s market, home staging is the very best proven way to help a home sell faster.  Staging sets the scene throughout the house to create immediate buyer interest throughout the home.  Each room is staged so that it appeals to the majority of home buyers.   Currently, 94.8% of staged homes, on average, are selling in 37 days of less versus a non-staged home is selling, on average, of 182 days.
SPECIAL OFFER – Available to the first 50 clients of 2011 – sign up for a home staging consultation and receive a space plan for your new home FREE.  Contact Julie Stone Accredited Staging Professional and Interior Designer at 616-581-2759 or


Thanks for providing this information Julie!

Friday, February 4, 2011

SHS Mentioned on Good Morning America

Back to Work: Best Jobs for Older Workers to Earn Supplemental Income

From Good Morning America: America's Jobs

A recent story on Good Morning America mentioned the three C's for seniors who are looking for work - Consulting, Customer Service and Caregiving. It is mentioned that the smartest companies out there see the value in older workers, who are more dedicated, have more knowledge and are very reliable.

With a name like "Seniors Helping Seniors" we would like to think that we are the pioneers in the caregiving industry...after all, when we started back in the late 90's we recognized back then all the benefits of having one senior helping another senior. We are mentioned on page 2 of the article that can be seen here.