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moving home 375x225Got too much stuff, too much house, too many bills? Here are some quick tips for downsizing:

1. Access your needs
What do you really need? Walk around your home and see what you’ve used in the past year and how often. One tip is to take everything out of your closets, cabinets and shelves and only put back what you actually use. If you like to hang on to your stuff, you may want to ask your spouse or children to do this for you. Don’t throw away anything valuable. If something might be worth a good amount of money, sell it. If not, be sure to recycle or dispose of it properly. Do not flush or throw into the trash any expired/unwanted medicines. They will contaminate the water supply. Any drugstore will dispose of these items responsibly, free of charge. You can also see if your city has a hazardous waste disposal facility.

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One of the highlights of my trip to the 2014 AARP Conference in Boston was being able to view the premier of the movie Cyber Seniors.

The very entertaining film documented the experiences of high school students and the seniors they mentored on using some of the latest technologies, like Facebook, YouTube, Skype and the Internet.

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Lehigh Valley Active Life is the hub for activities for mature adults. They have everything from games to classes to workshops. Come in for a tour. We list here a small sampling of what they offer.

Be sure to join the center and take advantage of its many benefits, classes and activities. Please check their website for the most current times, dates, fees and information. Membership is just $25 per year LVActiveLife.org

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