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Ralston Creek Cohousing presents a free public event, “Rightsizing: Smaller Scale Living a Fit for Millennials and Seniors.” Both Millennials and seniors are looking at the economic advantages of rightsizing. This “rightsizing” panel, moderated by Colorado House Representative Brianna Titone, will examine the housing trend to downsize, declutter and simplify your lifestyle.

Moderator:

Brianna Titone, Colorado Representative

Panelists:

  • Suzanne Blankenship, Eldercare Expert, Jefferson County, Author and 2018 Book Excellence Award Winner.
  • Bruce Drogsvold, Colorado Realtor
  • Robin Christian, downsizing expert at a move management company, A Senior On the Move.

Topics:

 

  • What are the most contemporary challenges of transitioning and downsizing?
  • The benefits of unburdening for millennials and baby boomers
  • The issues of aging, unburdening your family from “stuff” and social dependence
  • Home improvements: Decluttering and organizing your space
  • How has climate change created a need to re-evaluate our thinking about lifestyle and community?

 

About the Panelists:

 

Suzanne Blankenship is the author of the book, “How to Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles.”  Suzanne has two decades of experience caring for elderly parents. She now shares what she has learned to help others identify resources and put together organized plans for each different eldercare scenario.  She believes in advocacy, the importance of family, and the need for balance and humor in life.

 

Bruce Drogsvold is a real estate agent located in Boulder.  He has been awarded the 5280 Five Star Top Real Estate Award in Denver/Boulder for 2013, 2014, 2015.  Bruce plans to discuss the intersection of rightsizing and the urgency of climate change, food security in the future, how to deal with the dramatic changes in lifestyle. The co- housing direction may be a valuable difference in that regard as ecological collapse may create a need for radical change in our society.

 

Robin Christian is the owner of A Senior on the Move.  Robin is an experienced project manager who helps people organize, sort and downsize by preparing plans to fit the unique needs each client.

 

“Rightsizing is not just a matter of downsizing your possessions, but determining how your space will allow you to live a happy, meaningful life and focus on what really matters,” says Arnelle Burg, Ralston Creek Cohousing member.

 

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