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Roger Kurth with Senior Transition Services and Barbara Scurry with The Money Moxie

Roger Kurth/Senior Transition Services

Senior Transition Services is a certified senior move management company providing complete relocation services to seniors and their families.

Moving can be an overwhelming and traumatic time for seniors and their families. The mission at Senior Transition Services is to provide caring and compassionate service that will help reduce the stress during this difficult time by taking the work and worry out of your move. Imagine spending the day with friends and family on move day, then arriving in your new home with all the furniture in place, clothes in the closet, TV connected, beds made and pictures hung. Just like home.

With a hands-on approach, they plan, handle and supervise all aspects of the transition including floor planning, downsizing, packing, move coordination, and complete unpacking and set up of the new home. They even handle excess possession disbursement and clean out of the old residence.

Senior Transition Services provides services throughout North Georgia. They help relocate seniors into senior communities, apartments, continuing care retirement communities, independent living, assisted living and memory care communities. As a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers, they can help you with either end of your long distance transition. They are bonded and insured to protect you and your possessions.

Barbara Scurry/The Money Moxie

The Money Moxie is a daily money management company that brings peace of mind to senior citizens and busy professionals by providing day-to-day personal finance, document and appointment management services in the Gwinnett, North DeKalb and North Fulton communities in the metro Atlanta area.

Mike Haswell with Storing Treasures, Beth Levine with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Courtney Legg and Sarah Biehl with Ivy Springs Manor

Mike Haswell/Storing Treasures

Storing Treasures is dedicated to providing new and unique options regarding financial coaching. Rather than assuming everyone responds to handling finances in the same manner, Storing Treasures recognizes each person’s unique financial personality regarding money. The Financial Personality Assessment is the cornerstone of the entire Storing Treasures Program. Our financial personalities are driven by specific traits that define how we think and how we behave financially. In order to reach many more people with the Storing Treasures approach, they have developed a new web-based program called STAFF (Storing Treasures Automated Financial Foundation). STAFF is a unique, one of a kind educational platform designed to provide the user with a personalized plan. It is an 8 session course that allows the individual to learn about educational topics and then input their own information into a secure environment. Individuals can then get a personalized report, based on their own financial personality, that they can use time and time again. Once you understand how you and those around you are wired from a financial standpoint, you can make better decisions that will ultimately lead to better communication, lower debt, higher savings and improvement in your finances.

Storing Treasures promotes this program to employers, financial professionals, churches and non-profits as a way for these organizations to provide a new program for those they serve. Statistics show the incredible amount of time people worry about their finances in any given day… leading to stress-related illnesses, absenteeism and a lack of productivity. Your organization will become stronger by offering a way for people to get the basic financial help and support they need… helping them become a better employee.

Beth Levine/Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus)

The M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership from the GA campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is located in Suwanee, GA. Their program is geared toward working adults. As a result, they have evening and weekend classes and a flexible curriculum. The classes rely on experiential learning and they bring students’ current work-related issues into the classroom so students can discuss them in light of the theories they are learning about. That way they can immediately apply the classroom learning to their work environment.

Courtney Legg & Sarah Biehl/Ivy Springs Manor

Ivy Springs Manor was designed to reflect the heart and culture of Buford. The genuine warmth and gracious hospitality of this region permeates through Ivy Springs Manor. They envisioned and designed a community where vibrant living continues in a friendly, caring atmosphere. Ivy Springs Manor offers a resort style community serviced by a team of individuals ready to provide the highest level of care and assistance, whenever needed. This is Buford’s new alternative option for assisted living at its finest.

Residents moving to Ivy Springs Manor discover a new beginning as they meet new friends and enjoy both companionship and shared experiences. This is a place where independence thrives but assistance is only a call away. The philosophy developed and embraced by the staff is one which recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and inspires creativity. You will enjoy the many on-site activities for residents to enjoy as well as local excursions to take.

Dr. Nick Tedder with Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia, Kraig Streetman with Kraig Streetman State Farm Agency, Michelle Anderson with DateNightATL and Keith Vencill with EFSI Restoration and Construction

Dr. Nick Tedder/Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia

Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia is located in Dacula, GA. Upper Cervical care is a rapidly growing form of chiropractic that focuses on the intimate relationship between the first two bones in the neck, called the Upper Cervical spine, and a vital portion of the nervous system, known as the brain stem. This relationship is essential to the body’s ability to preserve and restore health. Think of the brain stem as the control center that extends down an opening in the base of your skull, making it vulnerable to injuries or irritation around the upper neck. The brain stem works like a telephone cable with thousands of individual wires or nerve fibers sending signals back and forth between the brain and spinal cord to every cell, organ and system in the body. Every nerve impulse between the brain and the body must pass through the brain stem. The nervous system is responsible for all communication within the body. It controls your immune system, emotions, vision, hearing, balance, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, muscle tension, posture, hormones and every other function. Irritation or pressure within the central nervous system can interrupt communication between the brain and the body, thus creating a variety of health problems.

Kraig Streetman/Kraig Streetman State Farm Agency

The mission of Kraig Streetman State Farm Agency is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. They offer not only auto and home insurance, but life insurance, long term care products, disability insurance along with investments. They pride themselves on offering exceptional customer service. When you purchase insurance through their agency, you will never have a reason to shop again. They give their cell phone number out to all customers. This gives customers the ability to reach them all hours of the day and even on weekends. When it comes to insurance, being there is very important. If you are ready to meet your last agent ever, give them a call at 678-541-2990.

Michelle Anderson/DateNightATL

Are you stuck in the same tired routine and so overworked that you can’t find time or energy to plan a special night with the one you love? It’s your anniversary… her birthday… his big promotion… or you just want an evening out. Where do you start?

That’s where DateNightATL comes in! They specialize in tailoring an evening (or two) for you. They make it simple: You pick the date, they’ll plan the night. DateNightATL plans date nights and special occasions for busy couples.

Keith Vencill/EFSI Restoration and Construction

Emergency Flood Services, Inc. (EFSI Restoration and Construction) is your one-call resource for water, fire and storm clean-up and restoration. Established in 1996, and local in Gwinnett, EFSI is a full service restoration and construction company providing comprehensive damage assessments utilizing industry standard software, Xactimate. As a preferred contractor with major insurance companies in the metropolitan Atlanta and North Georgia areas, EFSI is experienced in processing client claims and dedicated to quality work and complete customer satisfaction. Whether you are in need of a one-call resource for disaster clean-up and restoration, or you wish to add value to your home with improvements, EFSI can do it all. Trust them for rapid response, reliability, quality workmanship, attention to detail and fair pricing. They are a State of Georgia licensed general contractor, fully insured, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration/CleanTrust Certified and EPA Lead Safe Certified.

Keith Nabb with Affordable Medicare Solutions, Caroline Ventry with A Place for Mom and John Dunleavy with FirstLight Home Care

Senior Resource Partners

The businesses that make up the Senior Resource Partners team specialize in understanding the needs of the senior community. These businesses have specific expertise and training working with seniors and many offer special discounts or programs. In addition, they sponsor health fairs, senior living showcases and other events in order to bring the newest and best offerings to the community.

This Gwinnett Business Radio show highlights three companies that are part of the Senior Resource Partners group.

Keith Nabb/Affordable Medicare Solutions

Affordable Medicare Solutions is the premier source in North Georgia for Medicare planning. Their staff of seven will educate you on the parts of Medicare, Medicare Supplements & Advantage plans as well as Part D Rx coverage choices. They are experts in senior plans, plans for the disabled, and special needs plans. Their services are always at no charge to you.

They are unbiased and represent all of the major insurers and partners for Medicare plans. They use the Medicare.GOV website to begin a search analysis of your plan choices. Then they narrow that list based on your preferences for providers, access, out of pocket costs and Rx coverage. This expert guidance truly makes a daunting task very easy on the consumer.

Spend a half hour with them each year and you will have the best planning and peace of mind.

Caroline Ventry/A Place For Mom

A Place for Mom, Inc. (APFM) is the nation’s largest senior living referral service providing resources and personalized assistance in finding senior living services. Using its nationwide network of more than 18,000 providers, APFM helps families find options based on a loved one’s stated needs, preferences and budget. This may include independent senior living, home care, residential care homes, assisted living communities and specialized Alzheimer’s memory care.

The service is offered at no charge to families as providers pay a fee to APFM. For more information, visit, call 1-877-311-6099 or visit one of APFM’s social networks at Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Senior Living Blog and Pinterest.

John Dunleavy/FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care provides the best home care, elderly care and senior care. You and your family are special, so it takes a special kind of person to be a FirstLight Home Care caregiver. Compassionate, caring, sincere, experienced and attentive: these are just some the qualities they insist that their home companions possess. They care about the quality of their at-home caregivers because you care enough to invite them into your home — into your life — allowing them to share in all the ups, downs and joyful moments that make your family unique. And that’s a trust FirstLight Home Care doesn’t take lightly. Ever.

Most people prefer to stay in their home, among familiar and comfortable surroundings. That’s why they provide home care services wherever home is – a nursing home, assisted living facility, retirement community or hospice. Providing first-class personal service to help you or a loved one maintain independence and quality of life is always their upmost priority.

Laurie Sossa with Southern Barter Club and Angie Reese with Accurate Protection

Laurie Sossa/Southern Barter Club

Barter (also commonly referred to as “trade”) is a smart and powerful business tool that represents a solution for companies with available inventory, resources or services. By accepting payment in “trade dollars” instead of cash, a business maximizes their efficiency by increasing inventory turnover or billable hours. Southern Barter Club (SBC) provides businesses with an alternate business community and parallel economy using a global trade currency. It is a currency that complements (rather than replaces) income from cash paying clients.

Members are free to spend earned trade dollars on whatever they want or need from thousands of businesses within their worldwide network. This model of round robin trading eliminates the challenge of finding a direct trading partner that is interested in the specific goods or services that you have to offer and enables you to trade efficiently and conveniently.

Angie Reese/Accurate Protection

Accurate Protection is an independent insurance agency specializing in business insurance. Safeguarding your company from potential losses requires more than just the purchase of an insurance policy. They invest themselves and their time to understand your business and assist you with developing strategies that lower your overall business risk as well as your cost of insurance over an extended period of time. From your first meeting with them and throughout your interactions, you will see that they strive to consistently go beyond the expected standard routine and deliver results that exceed your expectations.

Workers’ compensation is a fixed commodity and a controllable expense. Their job is to ensure that you do not pay a dime more than you have to for coverage. Accurate Protection will provide you with money-saving strategies that reduce your bottom line. They understand how the system really works. Let them teach you how to control your workers’ compensation program, instead of allowing it to control you.