One of the biggest investments you will ever make is your home. To protect this investment you have a long list of “To Do’s”. One of those being seasonal maintenance to make sure that your home is ready for whatever the weather may bring! Here are some tips on maintenance for the fall season:
1. Use a qualified service company to check your heating system or furnace. Service should be done every two years for a gas furnace and every year for an oil furnace. (Unless other recommendation from manufacturer.)
2. Check chimneys for nests or other obstructions.
3. Remove dust from electric baseboard heaters.
4. Make sure the draining pan under the cooling coil mounted in furnace is draining properly and is clean.
5. Remove grilles on forced air systems and vacuum inside for any dust.
Are you planning on moving? Or have you started discussing the idea? With the kids all out of the house and on their own, downsizing might be a good idea if you have not done so already. Here are some questions to consider :
1. Why are you thinking of moving ? Do you want a smaller home or a large home; but with someone taking care of outside maintenance like snow removal and lawn mowing ?
2. Do you want to move to an active adult community or to a community where there are people of all ages ?
3. Do you want to be close to your children and grandkids ? Is there any possibility that your children may be transferred to another state for their job after you move to be close to them ?
4. Do you want to relocate to warmer climate ? Will you miss your children and grand children if you move too far away ? Will your children be able to visit you quickly for emergencies ? Do you have family or friends at the new location if you are moving out of state ?
5. After this move are you planning on moving again in a few years or is this going to be your retirement home for a long time?
6. Have you thought of just make changes to your current home and aging in place ?
7. Do you know how much you will net when you sell your home ?
8. Do you know what your housing costs will be when you buy another home ? Taxes and association fees may be higher.
It is a good idea to sit down with your children and family and discuss your needs. The three important things to consider are Location, Size of new home and price based on your finances .
Posted by The Cary Concierge in Cary NC, Events, Food, Free Events, holiday activities, Seniors
It is that time of year again for the Annual Holiday Celebration! There will be refreshments, entertainment, tree-trimming, and the homemade cookie exchange. If you are looking to partake in the cookie exchange, please bring a dozen to share and a dozen to exchange. Have an afternoon to yourself for some Holiday cheer! Make sure you register to go by December 2nd. The get together is on December 9th from 1:30 pm to 3 pm at the Cary Senior Center.
Location: 120 Maury Odell Place
Phone: (919) 469-4081
Posted by The Cary Concierge in Art, Cary NC, CRAFT FAIR, Events, Family Activities, Free Events, holiday activities
Where else are you going to find unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts to present to your friends with this Christmas Season? Only at the Cary Senior Center Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Admission is completely free. Over 40 of our neighbors aged 50+ have made some really special gifts that they will be selling at this event. You can find everything from jewelry to stained glass to wooden bowls, quilts, and so much more! Cary Teen Council will be offering refreshments as you shop. Come out November 19th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm to see the selection.
Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place
Phone: (919) 469-4081