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Helping aging parents

Caring.comwww.caring.com
The leading online destination for family caregivers seeking information, support, in-home care and senior living options for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.

Institute on Aging: www.ioaging.org
Helping Bay Area Seniors live independently.

Caregiver.comwww.caregiver.com
A leading provider of information and resources for family and professional caregivers

 

Organizations for seniors

Avenidas:  www.avenidas.org
A private, non-profit agency celebrating over 35 years of helping mid-Peninsula seniors live well, learn and maintain their independence

AARP: www.aarp.org

 

Downsizing your home

Wiki How: www.Wikihow.com/Downsize-Your-Home

National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM): www.nasmm.org/

 

How much my stuff is worth?

 

Where can I sell my things (internet, auction, estate-sale, consignment)

Service/City Company Telephone
Auctioneers & Appraisers (415) 503-3200
Consignment Store, Burlingame (650) 579-7800

Consignment Store, Menlo Park

(650) 322-1600
Consignment Store, Menlo Park (650) 324-2377
Consignment Store, San Carlos (650) 508-8317
Consignment Store, Mountain View (650) 964-7212
Estate Sales (650) 637-8891
Estate Sales (650) 344-1901

 

What charities can I donate my unwanted things to?

    • Goodwill – (no pick-up) seven donation sites 1-888-446-6394
    • St. Vincent DePaul – to schedule a pick-up (650) 871-6844
    • Salvation Army – to schedule a pick-up 1-800-958-7825
    • PARCA – to schedule a pick-up (650) 312-0725
    • Shelter Network – for donation locations (650) 685-5880 x 114
    • Ecumenical Hunger Program – to schedule a pick-up (650) 323-7781
    • St. Francis Center – Redwood City (650) 365-7829
    • www.freecycle.orgpost items to donate, search for free items, within a local area of your choosing. Membership free.
    • Books – contact your local library
    • Office supply – contact your local church or school

 

Who can help me clean, reupholster and repair belongings?

Service Company Telephone
Carpet and upholstery cleaning CitruSolution (650) 919-3996
Upholstery & furniture restoration Loza Upholstery (650) 364-9195
Oriental rug cleaning Simonial Oriental Rug Cleaners (650) 343-0929

 

How do I reduce, reuse and recycle my unwanted things, and who can haul away my trash?

Service Company Telephone
Recycling Recycle Works

1-888-442-2666

Recycling and Hauling Goin Green (650) 814-2889
Junk removal & Hauling Junk King San Carlos (800) 995-5865
Secure Shredding Services Miracle Shred    (650) 455-1820

 

 

Who to notify about my move?

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