Downsizing one's household later in life makes ecident the meanings embedded in the people, places and objects associated with a home. Drawing on data from interviews conducted with adults age 65+ in New Enlgand, this enables us to critically examine the experience of downsizing and the role of objects in sustaining continuity and the meaning in late.
1. Describe why downsizing in late life has significant emotional or psychological impact.
2. Recognize and list the most common reasons why older adults downsize.
3. Explain why a narrative approach to "downsizing stories" is a valuable research, methodology.
4. Identify ways to improve their occupational therapy skills, including the use of objects and the older patients and clients.
**To put it simply we are here to assist adults of all ages within their emotional time of downsizing of their homes whatever their reasons may be.**