September is National Preparedness Month!
While we can never predict when or where the next disaster will occur, we can be sure they are coming. Being proactive and preparing ahead of time can save countless hours of trying to react at the last minute. It is simply the smart thing to do!
So how do you get started and what things should you think about doing before the next disaster strikes? Here are 6 tips to get you started:
Have you ever considered what might happen, or where you would live if you couldn’t manage taking care of yourself or your home any longer? What about your parents? Are you becoming concerned about their safety as they age? Are there multiple floors to manage, are they at risk of falling, is someone checking in on them, and do they have transportation?
If any of these are concerns of yours, it might be time to consider relocating to communities designed for seniors.
Many of us go to the gym and assume our bellies and the back of our legs will be smoother due to the hours we put in on those elliptical machines or stair climbers. But, while we may be burning calories, those exercises are not burning away those stubborn fat cells.
For me the ultimate act of love is planning ahead.
I call it Death Etiquette™:
Death Etiquette™ – Being thoughtfully prepared for one’s own passing. Accordingly, making things easier for family and loved ones by leaving clear and concise instructions in regard to your final wishes for funeral desires as well as location and access to important documents and accounts. Further identifying who should be responsible for carrying out the final wishes and ultimately settling all the final affairs. It is a simple act which saves loved ones Stress, Time and Money…. the things which divide families!