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Moving with ease

Expert help takes the fear out of downsizing

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January 23rd, 2014
Riderwood residents

For the last few years, Jean Rhodes wanted to move to an independent living retirement community. But, her husband Lew was reluctant to sell their Wheaton, Md., house and make the move. Lew says it was fear that downsizing would be overwhelming that was holding him back.

“Every year, my New Year’s resolution was that I would start throwing stuff away so we could move some day,” Lew says. “Last February, our daughter asked me why I didn’t want to move, and I didn’t have an answer. I realized I didn’t know how to start.”

Professional help

About a year ago, Lew and Jean found exactly the kind of assistance they needed. They discovered



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