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Supporting a Loved One Through Alzheimer’s Awareness

International Alzheimer's Day is a poignant reminder of the millions of individuals around the world living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Empowering Executors: Elevate Your Estate Clearance Experience

Navigating the complexities and emotions involved in estate clearance requires careful planning and organization. Here are some steps to guide you through the process efficiently.

Simplify and Enhance: Transforming Your Living Space for Safe Senior Living

When contemplating the idea of downsizing or creating a safer environment for seniors who have chosen to “age in place,” it’s natural to envision a challenging and overwhelming process. However, our approach is designed to simplify this journey without the…

Downsizing? Key Questions to Consider!

Embark on a transformative downsizing journey, estimating effort, handling large items, and more. Alivio Downsizing streamlines the process for a stress-free adventure. Contact us at or 437-329-6873 to start!

The Benefits of Professional Downsizing Services

Regardless of whether downsizing is a recent decision or it has been the post-retirement plan for many years, a professional downsizing team can offer a variety of assistance throughout the process.

The Aging Process: Exploring the Impact on Seniors’ Daily Lives

Exploring Aging's Impact on Seniors' Daily Lives: Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional Changes & How to Support Them.

The Benefits of Professional Estate Clearing: Lightening the Burden of Grief

Losing loved ones is a natural part of life, but handling the emotional and practical matters left behind can be overwhelming. Professional estate clearing offers a way to ease this burden.

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Pride & Seniorhood: Celebrating Diversity

Unifying Pride Month and Senior Month, we explore diversity, achievements, and the importance of inclusion for LGBTQ+ and senior communities.

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Hidden Tax Benefits: Tips from Heather Holjevac, Financial Planner & Advocate

Unlock tax benefits for seniors and their adult children in Canada. Alivio Downsizing offers compassionate downsizing services, complemented by insights from financial planner Heather Holjevac. Navigate deductions and credits for a smooth transition and optimal financial well-being.

Estate Clearing: How to Liquidate and Cleanout an Estate

The process of liquidating and cleaning out an estate may seem overwhelming, particularly if you have never handled it before. Perhaps you have recently inherited an estate or are responsible for managing one, and you are unsure where to begin.…

Springtime Moves for Seniors
The Benefits of Springtime Moves for Seniors

As we welcome the arrival of Spring, there is a sense of rejuvenation and transformation in the air. For seniors, the benefits of moving during this time of year can be particularly advantageous.

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How to support aging senior parents

Are you currently navigating the challenges of supporting aging senior parents? Rita Monteiro, owner of Alivio Downsizing, shares her expertise on the topic. Learn practical tips and strategies to help you and your loved ones thrive during this season of…

How To Take Care of An Aging Parent’s Home When Downsizing

For many, there will come a point in time when a decision will need to be made with or on behalf of an aging parent. How to take care of your aging parent’s home when downsizing is just as important…

How To Prepare For A Downsize

Downsizing your home can be a significant life change that requires thoughtful planning and preparation. It can also come with some challenges but with the right planning and preparation, it can also be a great opportunity to simplify your life. Downsizing…

Simplifying the Process of Estate Settlement

The process of estate settlement can be daunting, time-consuming, and emotionally draining for family members, especially when they are already dealing with the loss of a loved one. Estate clearing is the process of organizing, sorting, and disposing of the…

Winter Moving Safety Tips for the Elderly

Going through the moving process at any time of the year can be a stressful ordeal. Moving during the Winter, however, brings its own set of challenges and safety hazards. This is especially true for older adults. Winter moves are…

Downsizing An Apartment? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you are the loved one of a senior who needs assistance with the downsizing of their apartment in the Greater Toronto Area, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed; logistically, there are a lot of details to for the proper reappropriation of their belongings.…

Tips for a Smoother, Less Stressful Move

Moving seniors can be quite different from previous moves experienced because of extra elements involved, such as health, mobility, vision, time restrictions, and home size. Preparing before can be the difference between a happy move, where everything goes smoothly and…

How to Have a Smooth Transition into a Retirement Community

The move from living at home to living in a Retirement Community is a big step for everyone involved.  Undoubtedly, it will be a change for family members and friends.  However, it is important to remember one thing. The person who…

How To Declutter Your Storage Room

Most of us- if not all of us- have a storage room.  The name of this area may be called something different in each household. The shed, the file room, the second office, the “do not enter because too much stuff could…