SENIOR RESOURCES

Every transition is an opportunity, regardless of your stage in life.

With the right preparation, a new home can provide the fresh start and continual enjoyment you’ve been working toward.

By partnering with Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Doug Colliflower during your new home search, you’ll gain the help and expertise of a REALTOR® specialized in meeting the needs of home buyers and sellers 50 plus.

I have both the education and real estate experience to serve as your trusted advisor through the unique financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating or selling your family home.

  • I have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to help guide you and your family through the journey.

  • Is moving the best solution? I will help you consider all your options, including aging in place.

  • What is the best way to downsize a lifetime’s worth of possessions? I will walk you through all the options.

  • What are the tax implications of a sale and/or a new purchase? I will ensure all those questions get answered.

  • I will complete a market analysis of your home’s value, assist in all preparations prior to sale, and create a comprehensive marketing plan.

  • I will be your trusted advocate from the beginning to the very end.

I am pleased to be your Seniors Real Estate Specialist®.

For more information on the SRES® designation, visit SRES.org.

The following are links to resources assisting seniors.

ACCESS Transportation: Transportation services provided by Los Angeles County for those who are unable to take public transportation.

 

Administration on Aging: The Administration on Aging (AOA) carries out the provisions of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.

 

Alzheimer's Association: Helping to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia through global research, risk reduction, and early detection.  

 

American Association of Retired Persons: Empowering seniors (55 plus) to live life as they choose as they age.

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging: Strengthens and secures the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life and quality of care of older adults through research, policy development, advocacy, education, and training.

Better Business Bureau

California Department of Aging: Directs programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the state.

California Professional Fiduciaries Bureau: Professional fiduciaries provide critical services to seniors, persons with disabilities, and children. They manage matters for clients including daily care, housing, and medical needs, and offer financial management services ranging from basic bill paying to estate and investment management.

Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists: Search for a specialist in your area to help with your move.

Dementia Friendly America: DFA is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Department of Health Care Services (CA): Provides millions of low-income and disabled Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care.

E-Medicine Senior Health References

Gently Guided: Experienced elder care consultants and senior placement specialists with in-depth knowledge of senior care and the different types of living options available. Serving families throughout the San Gabriel Valley and the Greater Los Angeles area.

Gentle Transitions: A nationally recognized forerunner in the delicate art of senior relocation focusing on the often overwhelming and traumatic issues seniors and their families face when moving.

L.A. Found: Assists caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, or other cognitive impairments.

Los Angeles County Superior Court

MD Health: List of various types of doctors and the services they provide.

Meals on Wheels: Supporting senior neighbors in extending their independence and health as they age.  

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Working to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM): A nonprofit, professional association of organizations dedicated to helping older adults and their families with the physical and sensitive aspects of moving.

National Center on Elder Abuse: Provides the most up to date information regarding research, training, best practices, news, and resources on elder abuse.

National Council on Aging: We help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

New Life Styles Online: An online resource that provides you with everything you need to make an informed, decision about your loved one’s future. Whether you are looking for an Independent Retirement Community, Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Housing, Nursing Home, Alzheimer’s Care, Home or Hospice Care, or other senior services, New Life Styles Online can help you find what’s right for you.

Paying for Long Term Care: Helps individuals plan and implement senior care. The website is designed to help families and caregivers locate information about senior care resources for their loved ones, and to find the public and private programs available to assist in covering the cost of such care.

Professional Fiduciary Association of California: Can assist to find a professional fiduciary to suit your needs.

Senior Citizens Resources - U.S. Government/California: Additional resources and contact information for programs and services that are owned or maintained by other government or non-profit entities.

 

Senior Guidance: Providing resources for senior living options, including assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and long-term senior care options, including memory care for those with issues such as Alzheimer's or dementia.

 

Special Needs Alliance: National association of attorneys who specialize in planning for those with special needs.

 

The Definitive Guide to Senior Care: A guide to different types of care, costs, insurance, and making the care transition as easy as possible.

 

TSI: Specializing in small moves for individuals, families, and professionals. A small move is when you have items too large for a parcel service but too small to fill an entire truck. Let TSI create a custom solution for you.

 

U.S. Government Eldercare Finder: The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults, their families, and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources.

 

Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits: To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned.

 

Workforce Development & Community Services: Los Angeles County - delivers caring services that empower people, communities, and businesses to grow, succeed, and thrive.

Doug Colliflower Seniors Real Estate Specialist
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