Monday, December 30, 2019

IN THE SPOTLIGHT ~ Connolly Real Estate Connection

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser in the




Eve Connolly offers 16 years as a Real Estate Professional serving the Quad City area.  The last 5 years my specialty is working with the Baby Boomer generation and Beyond. 

I assist, homeowners, in selling their home due to wanting to down size from two story home to a single level home, overwhelmed with current maintenance, health issues and/or capacity issues that may require we work with adult children, siblings, or Trustees with power of attorney in place. 

No matter what the reason for making a move, two consistent constants that I have experienced when seniors decide to sell their home are deferred maintenance and emotional attachments. 

In some cases it is financial, but in a majority of cases it is establishing a system or a road-map in how to tackle the process to make the move. 

I am a hands on person and believe in teamwork. I have established a template how to assist you in your move to your next home, with resources, when needed, to work within the close of escrow timeline.  

Call me today and let's talk about your needs and how I can assist you! 

Connolly Real Estate Connection
N. Eve Connolly, Broker/Owner
CRS, GRI, ePro,
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Certified Senior Advisor
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2020 Project Director for 
Women's Council of REALTORS, Prescott Area



Buying and Selling Real Estate is different for Seniors than any other age group. Specializing in serving Baby Boomer and Beyond
“Raising the Bar in Customer Services”
Free Comparable Analysis
Free Home Staging (Former Professional Stager)
Pre-Listing Preparation Counseling
Deferred Maintenance Resources
Local and National Realtor Referral Resource
  Phone: (928) 713-0756

IN THE SPOTLIGHT ~ Love My Senior Moments

We are pleased to announce our newest advertiser in the 



For the homeowner to go through one of the most expensive and challenging transitions is when the decision is to sell their home. 

We understand this to be a very personal journey for our seniors to go through and we advise them to find a CSA (certified senior advisor) professional, who has knowledge about aging, health, social and financial issues that effect the majority of seniors and have experience in such an important transition. All types of services such as house hold chores, hair washing if they are mobile, paying billis, health checks ( checking in to make sure they are o.k.) usually every couple of days or by phone with an in home check once a week. Grocery shopping all the daily stuff that makes things easier.

If you want to stay where you are, the sale of your home is not necessary.  However, if you are looking to relocate, first and foremost are the questions of where will you move to, how will you pay for it and most important is how you will live. Once these three questions have been answered, we assist our seniors by aligning our self with their vision and mission through respect and encouragement in order to bring and keep unity. 

This is accomplished through establishing a system that works for the homeowner to keep their autonomy and an effective timeline to reach the organizational objectives. Should challenges occur (red flags) we are there to promote and protect their interests. The CSA code of ethics are: Competence, Honesty, Trustworthiness, Fairness and Professionalism. 

Call us today to learn more about our personalized senior services.  


Connolly Real Estate Connection
N. Eve Connolly, Broker/Owner
CRS, GRI, ePro,
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Certified Senior Advisor

Vetted and Fingerprinted


2020 Project Director for 
Women's Council of REALTORS, Prescott Area




Buying and Selling Real Estate is different for Seniors than any other age group. Specializing in serving Baby Boomer and Beyond
“Raising the Bar in Customer Services”
Free Comparable Analysis
Free Home Staging (Former Professional Stager)
Pre-Listing Preparation Counseling
Deferred Maintenance Resources
Local and National Realtor Referral Resource
  Phone: (928) 713-0756


Friday, July 26, 2019

Living with Alzheimer's: When YOU Are the Statistic




LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S: WHEN YOU ARE THE STATISTIC


Tucsonan Kathleen McCormack, an accomplished woman with a long and varied career in health policy, gerontology and career coaching, now has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  

For a health professional like her, the irony of living with Alzheimer’s disease is particularly poignant.

Having known Kathleen for 22 years, I recognized that she was showing some signs of cognitive decline. Greeting cards started coming a month or more before my birthday.  She began missing birthday lunch gatherings (including her own) because she couldn’t find the restaurant.

Terry, her husband of 50 years, noticed something as well. 

“When I had my first inklings that Kathleen was having short-term memory problems, I waited for awhile and also consulted with other family members to make sure before I sat down with her to discuss it.  Although she was resistant, Kathleen allowed me to be present during her next consult with her doctor (an internal medicine specialist). Well, not only did Kathleen resist (at first) but so did her PCP.  This surprised me.”

Eight months and several appointments later, Kathleen got her referral—and diagnosis.  How is she dealing with it?

“It’s a long and winding road that plays out differently for everyone,” she notes, and there are emotional ups and downs from day to day.  “This is not like surgery or an illness, when you expect to get better and to recover.  In our culture, people expect to get better.”

The first step is deciding what to say—and when. “For all of us, the question is, ‘Whom do you talk to?  Whom do you tell?’”

Managing the family’s response is another important consideration.  “They’re going through their own feelings of anger, sorrow and denial,” she says.

Now, she wants to help others facing a similar diagnosis.

Two of her siblings also have begun to exhibit signs of memory loss. Urging them to be proactive, Kathleen has taken on the delicate and difficult task of encouraging them to have a neurological assessment.

Because of her health industry background, Kathleen understands the importance of research.  She is participating in a worldwide study of individuals with early Alzheimer’s disease on gantenerumab, a prospective drug developed by Hoffmann LaRoche and Genentech.  She does not know if she has the placebo or the drug.  

When the study concludes in two years, all randomized participants will have access to the drug, if it proves safe and effective.

In the meantime, she has found an unexpected upside. “I’ve started writing rhyming poetry, something I’ve never done before.”   

Terry also is upbeat about his wife’s journey.

“Right now, Kathleen is doing well, and I see small improvements in her ability to remember things. This may be because of the behavioral modifications that she has made herself, after doing her own research on short-term memory improvement. It could also be from the positive effect of the study drug, or maybe just a placebo effect. Regardless, I am hoping that this will continue.”

---by Jodi Goalstone.  She serves on the Regional Leadership Committee of the Alzheimer Association’s Desert Southwest Chapter in Southern Arizona.  https://www.alz.org/dsw

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rancher Services Coordinator Job Opportunity in Camp Verde Arizona at Rainbow Acres


Rainbow Acres is seeking a
Full Time Rancher Services Coordinator 
responsible for implementing a holistic care plan for each special needs resident (Rancher) with a focus on transition and retention.  With work closely with the Admissions team, Health and Wellness staff and Caregivers.  Will be responsible for the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program in accordance with EAGLE accreditation and the standards set out by the organization.

Must be able to take initiative to address the needs of incoming residents and current residents in seasons of increased need.  This is a safety sensitive position.  Evidence of strong Christian commitment is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master's degree in Social Work or in a related field such as Special Education Five years experience working with Special Needs adults aged 18 and older.
* Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

*Establish and maintain effective work relationships with Ranchers, Families, Caregivers, other employees, volunteers and the general public

* Ability to work with both people and processes.

*Evidence of strong ethical standards and moral character is essential along with sensitivity to the needs of the Ranchers.

Benefits: 
Excellent benefits include medical, dental and vision, life insurance, generous sick leave and vacation accrual, 9 paid holidays a year including employee's birthday, 403.b retirement that Rainbow Acres contributes $50.00 per month.

Mission Statement for Rainbow Acres Rainbow Acres, a residential
Christian community with heart, empowers persons with developmental disabilities to live to his/her fullest potential with dignity and purpose.

You may apply online at www.rainbowacres.com.  
Click the "Serve Here" tab and fill out the online application
and attach your resume.

Rainbow Acres is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Monday, March 18, 2019

IN THE SPOTLIGHT ~ Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty, Jill Anderson, GRI, ABR, CNE



I am the real estate agent in Prescott and the Phoenix area your family can rely on to work hard for you! A REALTOR® who is familiar with the new housing developments, market conditions, property features, area schools and employment is important to finding the right home and closing your real estate transaction uninterrupted. I truly enjoy the opportunity of helping my clients experience the best possible outcome when buying or selling their home!

I can help you find the perfect house and transition to your new home seamlessly.  I would love to help you research market areas and community features, as well as prepare you for the steps required to successfully sell your home for top dollar. With more than 18 years of experience and ranked in the top 1% in Arizona, I will bring the skills and experience to navigate through any challenge. Whether you're buying, selling, investing or just doing research, you'll need an agent who understands technology, negotiating, problem solving, & market conditions and how to apply it to a successful closing.

Thank you,


Jill Anderson, GRI, ABR, CNE
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
34305 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
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Exceptional Service…Remarkable Results!
Jillandersonrealtor.com
602.617.6794
928-792-1242 (Prescott Office)
480.624.3458 (Fax)