Are you worried about how in the world you will ever be able to downsize after living in your home for years? Do you have questions about Medicare, retirement, or aging? 

The Wednesday, Nov. 20, HaZak program at Northern Hills Synagogue will feature speakers who can answer your questions, provide helpful suggestions, and allay your concerns. 

Betsy Goldfarb, founder and former owner of Queen City Transitions, will speak on “The Psychological Benefits to Downsizing; It’s Never too Early to Start.”

“Many of our clients are paralyzed at the thought of downsizing after living in their home for many decades,” Goldfarb said. “The most important thing is to get started. We provide them with a plan and a compassionate team to help them step-by-step.” 

Goldfarb will discuss the growth of the senior move management industry and why it’s never too early to start downsizing whether someone plans on moving in six months, three years or never. She will give participants tips to get started as well as resources to help. 

June Ridgeway and Yair Walton will speak on, “Aging Well in Cincinnati.” They will outline the services that AgeWell Cincinnati provides to members of the 60 or better community and caregivers in the region. 

“Medicare, retirement, and aging are all complex topics that can seem overwhelming,” Yair Walton said. “AgeWell Cincinnati is here to help guide and connect you to agencies that will assist you thought this complex process.”

Since starting Queen City Transitions in 2008, Goldfarb has spent thousands of hours helping clients downsize, move, de-clutter and organize. She honed her packing skills as the owner of a garden and patio accessory store in Florida before moving back to Cincinnati, her hometown in 2007. She has the first certificated senior move management company in the Greater Cincinnati area as designated by NASMM (the National Association of Senior Move Managers) which she joined when she started her company. Goldfarb has achieved Level I as a Certified Hoarding Specialist from the Institute of Challenging Disorganization and sits on the Hamilton County Hoarding Task Force. 

Ridgway, has more than 30 years of experience, including 15 years as a medical social worker at The University Hospital and manager in the Aging and Caregiver Services Department at Jewish Family Service. 

Yair Walton is a fourth-year rabbinical student at HUC-JIR and the rabbinic outreach coordinator for AgeWell Cincinnati. 

For more information or to make reservations, call the Northern Hills Synagogue.

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