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Community Spotlight – Ascension Living’s Alexian Village 3


The older we get it seems the more stuff we accumulate in the closet, the basement, the attic.  Knowing we have placed things in nearly every nook and cranny of our homes can be debilitating when considering a move. The truth is those ‘things’ may be all that’s really preventing us from living our best lives at this stage of life. In this episode of Off Your Rocker: A SeniorVu Podcast we shine the Community Spotlight on a host of services found in Chattanooga, Tennessee that provide assistance to older adults who are ready to simplify life.

Ascension Living Alexian Village Executive Director Terry Thompkins joins host Valissa Smith along with Chattanooga Real Estate specialist Janet Johnson and downsizing, organizing and moving specialist Wanda Hicks to talk through some of the obstacles that might keep older adults from making a move. All of them have years of experience working with seniors.

It’s a seller’s market in Chattanooga right now.  According to Janet Johnson with Keller Williams there are more buyers than there are homes to sell in this East Tennessee community.  And even though home sales typically slow down in the fall, that hasn’t been the case yet in this region.  Johnson said that turnkey homes are going faster and for more money, even homes that need a little work are getting fast offers.  It’s definitely a great time to sell your home.

Selling your house, however, is only part of the equation and that’s where Wanda Hicks and the W Factor team swoop in to assist.  They will help you determine what will work in your next home, and what to do with everything else whether it’s a family keepsake or something to donate to a favorite charity.  They’ve developed a process to help you make those decisions and then they will physically make sure every item gets to its proper new place, handling all the heavy lifting.

Before any of those steps in the process take place, there is the step of finding your new home.  Ascension Living has so many options to choose from.  Everything from getting the extra help you need in your own home to various levels of care within the Alexian Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on Signal Mountain.  Great options and senior specialized services take so much worry off seniors who are ready to enjoy the latter chapters of a good life.

To learn more about a potential move to Alexian Village by joining Terry Thompkins for a Virtual Presentation November 13 at 11:30 a.m. where you will learn about new financial incentives that could make a decision to move even that much easier. The virtual event is complimentary though attendees must register.  Terry says joining only takes a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet.  Your confirmation email arrives with a one-click entry to the event. His goal is to help you continue living in the lifestyle you love.  RSVP today at https://alchat.seniorvu.com/rsvp

Happy Holidays

Answering inquiries for your community is what our Family Advocate Managers (FAM team) love doing, even on most holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are the only two days we close up shop. We believe all of our team members deserve time with their families. By the next morning, FAM is right back at it to follow up on any inquiries that may have come in the day before.

What about all those other holidays? Rest assured SeniorVu has your time zone covered from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on each of the following holidays:

Black Friday
Christmas Eve
New Year’s Eve & Day
Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day

Memorial Day
Juneteenth
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran’s Day

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