How to; The Art Of Self-Downsizing

How to; The Art Of Self-Downsizing

With Elanit Linder of

Executive Care of Fairfield County is partnering with three community organizations to teach early and latestage seniors how to self-downsize. Self-downsizing to stay in your home is important not only for the homeowner’s health and wellbeing but also for the children and grandchildren of the senior. There are many services that do it for you yet they do not know the life of the object. Elanit Linder believes that every mid-life stage object has its own history and life story. She will teach you how to explore the history of the object and decide whether to gift it, donate it or toss it in the trash.

Executive Care knows how important it is for many people to age in place at home. The way to accomplish this is to make space for each stage of life prior to a medical incident through self-downsizing. Executive Care services the skilled and independent long term care communities as well as people with homecare needs. With six awards from Home Care Pulse including both Provider and Employer of Choice, their team boasts care professionals who have been in the industry over twenty years and have practiced direct care.

Self-downsizing is a practice of realistic minimalism that can be accomplished by everyone at any age. Elanit Linder’s Columbia University research on materialism not being the driving force of happiness recognizes the individual’s need for autonomy as part of the aging process. This step by step class uses both Marie Kondo’s book the life-changing magic of tidying up and Elanit’s own work Stitches for Seniors to help seniors maintain their autonomy and self determined choices as they age in their home.

At the end of this one-hour session everyone will have the skills to roll up their sleeves and start tidying up! Elanit Linder 917.604.8468.