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Caring Transitions' April 2020 Newsletter

April 2020: Manage COVID-19 Stress

 
Celebrate Stress Awareness Month

Manage COVID-19 Stress

The societal disruptions caused by the coronavirus can take their toll on our mental health. USC experts offer insight into how to reduce stress during a global pandemic.

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Guest Blogger Gina Siegel, Owner of Caring Transitions of Cincinnati East.   My dad was a wise and peaceful man. Born in 1922, he was no stranger to difficult times and often told me that it would take a common enemy to bring the world together. Back then, my young mind went to aliens – I now see a different form of this enemy: COVID-19. 
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Reduce Clutter; Reduce Stress
Social Distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has a lot of people stressed out. Normally, when we think of stress, we usually assume it’s caused by specific events, tasks, or scenarios. In this time of new normal, it’s time to expand the way you think of stress to include the effects clutter in your environment can have on your mental AND physical health.
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Smart Spending
A financial crisis can mean a lot of different things for different people. For those reliant on an hourly or salaried income, the effects can be devastating. However, for many seniors, a regularly fixed income like social security or a pension is a huge advantage during this time. 
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With fewer people to help pitch in, downsizing can become a very viable option. Before you just start throwing things out or thinking the only choice you have is to look for a smaller house, read on for a few tips on things to keep in mind as you downsize.
EMPTY NESTER DOWNSIZING TIPS