Transitions With Jean - Columns

Veterans must seek out individual benefits

November 4, 2018

Veterans, do you wonder what benefits are out there for you and how you can get them? Perhaps you have tried to find out, but it was all so complicated.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone out there who would look up benefits specifically for you; what benefits you earned based...




Downsize with a purpose as you decorate for the seasons

October 7, 2018

Today’s topic: How to smile with satisfaction knowing that you planned ahead.

Someday, you may decide to move to smaller, more manageable quarters, perhaps a senior community. When you move, you’ll look at your mountain of holiday decorations and think “I wish I would...




Even in volunteer work, change can be difficult

September 2, 2018

Dear Jean:

We are a non-profit organization which relies greatly on our senior volunteer corps. It is a dedicated population, the likes of which we will probably never see again. Yet, there are times when we have volunteers who are no longer a good fit for the job that...




When taking on the basement - make a game of it!

August 5, 2018

“Get up! Get outta here! Gone!”

Bob Uecker has a great line. Let’s borrow it to clean out a major league opponent – the “Basement.” That word brings shivers to even the most stronghearted folks.

Don’t balk. You can go the distance. Not...




How to split Mom’s estate fairly among children

July 1, 2018

Dear Jean: Mom moved into assisted living. She asked me to help divide the items in our family home and get it cleared out for selling. I have a brother and two sisters. It has really been stressing Mom.

There is nothing of great dollar value, but there are things of...





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