Oklahoma City, OK, March 17, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The truth. It's what Oklahoma City homeowners have been asking for when it comes to late-in-life housing issues like reverse mortgages, 55+ senior living options, selling a house in today's market and preparing to “stay put” in their own home as they age-in-place.
That is exactly the information that more than 100 seniors and caregivers received when attending the most recent expert panel event titled "The Truth About Senior Living Options." The seminar was standing room only, exceeding capacity for the 80-person venue and requiring expansion into additional space to accommodate the many who had not pre-registered.
Seminar attendee, Julie Peter of Northwest Oklahoma City, commented on her experience by saying, “The seminar was well attended and had a huge amount of information to digest and great coverage on senior living options. It helped us to get more clarity about what we do and don’t want when we downsize out of our two story house.”
Similarly, Mr. Gatewood of Oklahoma City said, “The moderator and seminar host had an excellent informative tone and I found the information and handouts extremely valuable.”
The monthly panel-style seminars, hosted by OKC Mature Moves real estate services and moderated by Nikki Buckelew, featuring local subject matter experts who are chosen specifically for their ability and willingness to educate attendees on the often complex issues facing long-time homeowners.
“As real estate professionals, we encounter older adults on a daily basis who are doing their best to untangle the web of information being thrown at them,” said Buckelew. “It seems that our seminars are attracting attendees who are intelligent and educated, but have found themselves navigating uncharted territory and looking for answers that are real and honest rather than attempts to sell them on something. We are getting such great feedback and appreciation for our educational and informational approach to this complex and overwhelming topic.”
Panelists contributing to the February event included Julie Davis with Concordia Life Care Community, Gail Peacock with Grand Tapestry at Quail Springs, Anita Kelly with The Veraden, Paula Brooks with Brookdale Statesman, and Elizabeth with Southwest Mansions.
“The expert panelists, representing a cross section of senior living options, were hand selected due to their ability and willingness to educate seniors concerning various aspects of senior living and retirement community options in the area. They are all competent, caring and well-versed in the many issues facing downsizing seniors and their families,” stated Chris Buckelew.
The Senior Living Truth Series continues in March with “The Truth About Selling a Home: 10 Mistakes to Avoid” on March 24, followed by “The Truth About Preparing to ‘Stay Put’” on April 28, “The Truth About Downsizing” on May 26, and “The Truth About Independent Living Options: a closer look” on June 23, 2016.
Attendance is free for those age 55 or older and pre-registration is required in order to insure adequate seating. Registration for professionals is $25. Reservations can be made online at www.seniorlivingtruthseries.com
or by calling 405-563-7501. Space is limited so early pre-registration is encouraged.
More about the co-host and moderator: Nikki Buckelew is a 20-plus year veteran real estate agent who holds a B.S. in Family Studies and Gerontology, a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Nazarene University and is the author of “The Downsizing Made Easy Guide” and “Moving Mom & Dad: The 5 Most Common Mistakes Adult Children Make and How to Avoid Them.” She is considered the leading authority on issues related to downsizing, late-life relocation, and 55+ senior living solutions. As the founders of OKC Mature Moves Real Estate Services and The Seniors Real Estate Institute, Nikki along with her husband, Chris, have made it their mission for over two decades to educate and guide both consumers and professionals on best practices related to post-retirement living.