TINTON FALLS, NJ – Seabrook, an Erickson Living community, not only helped do its part to help clients downsize and divest themselves of items in the house they no longer need, but the full-service retirement community helped out some good causes as well.
Many future residents of Seabrook have lived in their houses for decades and as they transition into a new home, they look for ways to reduce the amount of items that they have amassed through the years.
Seabrook subsequently held a Big “D” event aimed at helping them Discard, Downsize and Donate. Some of the items that people brought to Seabrook were given to local charities in an effort to help those in need in the shore region.
Habitat for Humanity, Furnished with Love, the Monmouth County SPCA, Jewish Family and Children Services and Project Paul gladly accepted items, including tools, used clothing and other household items. Also, on hand was a giant shredder truck which gobbled up reams of paperwork clients no longer need. The paper will be disposed of in an environmentally-conscious method.
Art Sparks, Seabrook’s executive director said, “We are proud to provide our clients with an inventive way to downsize while helping the regional community. Seabrook prides itself on assisting others and hopefully events like this will help spur others to donate.”
“As a company, Erickson Living is committed to helping older adults in every aspect of their lives, and that includes removing some of the burden associated with selling a home and making a move,” said Beth Wolff, Erickson Living’s northeast regional vice president of sales. “Events like the Big ‘D’ are an example of how we can offer support.”
“The burden of items no longer needed in the home, regular maintenance and increasing
daily costs are keeping some from enjoying their retirement and pursuing their passions,” said Stephanie Shelton, Seabrook sales director. “Many older adults are finding they no longer own their home, but rather their home owns them, and this type of event can help point them in the right direction.”
Older adults also received information and tips about how to successfully sell a home in the current real estate market.
Laurie Williamson, Seabrook’s new personal moving consultant said, “I am excited to help our clients by taking away the stress and overwhelming concerns associated with moving. We remove the mystery of change, break through road blocks associated with selling a home and help seniors make a seamless transition into their new home.”
More than 1,400 people live at Seabrook, an Erickson Living full-service retirement community that promotes a vibrant lifestyle. Erickson Living develops and manages 16 full-service retirement communities that provide worry-free living for America’s seniors – the country’s fastest-growing population segment. Erickson Living’s refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind. Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits. For more information, visit www.ericksonliving.com.
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