Survival Essentials - Newsletters

It is because I love you

Encore Living - September

It is All About Visibility and the Ease of Living

Encore Living - August

The Importance of Carefully Selecting the People You Hire...

Encore Living - July

Is it your time to grow up....check out this month's newsletter.

Encore Living - June

I need to keep “that” because grandma gave it to me.

Encore Living - May

Thinking About Choosing a Retirement Community

Encore Living- March


Why Didn’t I Do This Sooner?

 Survival Essentials has worked with a delightful array of people over the years and there has truly not been a one that hasn’t said “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”  On the other hand, they also all started out feeling overwhelmed.  How about you?  Survival Essentials can relieve the overwhelmed feeling and also get you “there” sooner!


How To De-clutter Your Life

Presentation at Heatherwood

February 26 - 6:00 to 7:30PM - Honey Brook, PA

Jean Back of Survival Essentials will bring her 30 years of experience to help you understand your clutter, discuss your most stressful areas of concern and help provide guidelines and tips to Declutter Your Life”.



Chester County's SENIORS!

Jean Back is interviewed by publication for and about Chester county seniors

Downsizing is "Essential"


Social Security:

The costs of retiring too soon

Thirty-eight million Americans rely on Social Security benefits in retirement. With such a big reliance on the program, a critical decision for retirees is at what age to begin taking these benefits.


Are You Thinking About Moving

Would your home sell right now?

Before you begin the move process, walk through your home with a camera, and photograph every section of it. Those photos will be helpful for critical review for staging and later for your personal “before and after” views. 

Will your trash cans be burgeoning as you prepare to move? 

Using contractor’s trash bags will not only help secure unwieldy trash but also make the process progress smoothly. 


It’s nice to have a bottle of wine handy when you are finished packing, but leave the liquor boxes at the store. Purchase multiple sized moving boxes (or check with your moving company if they can provide moving supplies) at your local big box hardware store, packing tape and tape gun, and packing paper. LOTS of boxes will be needed and once the move is complete you can recycle them or offer to someone else in need.



Dunkin Donuts free coffee to people over 55

Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee over 55

Wendy's: 10% off over 55

Dress Barn: 20% off over 55

Rail: Amtrak: 15% off over 62

Lodging: Best Western: 40% off over 55