Come to our Downsizing 101 Panel Discussion - February 12, 2015

Downsizing Event


Please join us on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Ashbridge Manor in Downingtown, for a panel discussion around these challenges for seniors:

  • Downsizing or selling your home?
  • Moving to Assisted Living?
  • Learn proven ideas for a seamless move.
  • Opportunities for debt reduction, income strategies, & addressing financial decisions.
  • Find out about getting a little help around your home to stay there successfully.

These can all be big decisions for your loved ones.  Come join our panel of experts and ask your questions about any of these items … and more!

Refreshments will be served and Door Prizes awarded!


  • Nancy Deutsch, Executive Director of Ashbridge Manor
  • Laurie Matthias, Senior Real Estate Specialist at Long and Foster Real Estate
  • Alexandra Ferris, Regional Manager and Financial Coach with Primerica Financial Services
  • Gertie Mourar, Dara & Brad Trout, Owners of local Chester County Seniors Helping Seniors® offices

Snow date will be February 19, 2015.  Please call the RSVP # below in case of inclement weather for a message on the status of the event.

Address:  Ashbridge Manor, 971 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA

Tours of Ashbridge Manor will be available after the program!

Please RSVP to (484) 633-4481 or

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Nancy Deutsch

Nancy has been licensed as a Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator since 1991. Previous to that, she worked in a skilled nursing facility as an Admissions Director and Social Worker/Discharge Planner. She has since managed a sub-acute care facility, skilled nursing facilities, an assisted living facility, and in her current position as Executive Director at Ashbridge Manor Senior Living, she is managing an independent living facility and a home care agency. Contact: or (610) 269-8800

Alexandra Ferris

Alexandra has educated families about financial matters since 2003;  specializing in customized financial analysis and one on one advising, providing appropriate insurance protection, debt resolution, and investment recommendations. She regularly leads financial education seminars and is committed to empowering people and groups in all stages of their money conversations. Contact: or (610) 733-4849

Laurie Matthias

For over the past decade Laurie Matthias has been helping clients and customers buy and sell homes in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties. A lifelong resident of the Main Line, Laurie brings a first hand, in depth knowledge and expertise of the market. Laurie provides her clients with all the information and education necessary to help them make smart decisions throughout the changing market cycles with communication, guidance and attention to detail. The many ongoing relationships after settlement are testimony to the high level of personal care Laurie delivers to her clients. Contact: or (610) 658-8900

Gertie Mourar

Gertie has an intimate understanding of caring for seniors.  Providing care for her parents inspired Gertie to start her own Seniors Helping Seniors® office four years ago after serving 25 years in corporate America.  Educating the senior population and their families about the services available in Chester County is a continuing goal for her and her agency.  SHS is an authorized provider for the waiver and options programs funded by the State of PA and administered by the Department of Aging.  Seniors Helping Seniors® is also an approved vendor for the Veterans Administration.  Contact: or (484) 366-2521

Dara and Brad Trout

Dara and Brad Trout are no strangers to the ups and downs of caring for an aging loved one. Having cared for numerous family members, Dara has become the "go-to" person for her family and friends with questions about senior care. Dara and Brad opened Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care to provide that extra support for families in Northern Chester, Western Montgomery, and Upper Bucks Counties. Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care matches seniors who want to serve with seniors who need a little help. This peer-to-peer care allows seniors in need to receive care from someone they can trust, and someone to whom they can relate. Likewise, seniors who want to help can remain active in their community. In the process they often forge lifelong bonds with the seniors they care for. Contact: or (610) 590-4888.