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Artifcts a Featured Tool for Kickstarting Your Declutter

Angela Haupt, journalist with TIME magazine, featured Artifcts this week in an online article that united experts in mental health and decluttering to share tools and tactics to "kickstart a realistic decluttering routine." We especially loved this insight from our own strategic advisory board member and popular TV host Matt Paxton:

Many people struggle to declutter because they don’t want to part with items that remind them of someone or something they love, Paxton says. A simple mindset shift can make a big difference: Think of getting rid of stuff as a way of unearthing your family’s history. 

A history you can then easily capture, preserve, and share here at Artifcts. 

The full article is now available online at TIME as part of the health + mental health coverage.

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Artifcts Featured in AgeTech Market Map from the Gerontechnologist

TheGerontechnologist™ is an online media platform that covers the global age tech ecosystem and offers online courses and education. It was created by Keren Etkin, gerontologist, entrepreneur and author of The AgeTech Revolution.

Etkin's background and ongoing research, entrepreneurship, and advising of startups in the AgeTech space means she has a unqiue vantage point from which to view the shifting landscape of AgeTech and the sister concept of LongeviTech. TheGerontechnologist™ map focuses on:

      • Startups that develop technology to tackle the challenges of aging and serve older adults and/ or family caregivers and/or elder care organizations
      • Startups that are venture-capital backed or have a commercially available product

This year Artifcts was featured in the TheGerontechnologist™ AgeTech Market Map within the category of Legacy.

"When the latest TheGerontechnologist™ map came out and everyone dug into the trends, it was painful to realize on the one hand the amazing innovation emerging and on the other how damning current market conditions are for the survival of AgeTech companies. Some call it the 'Great Extinction,'" said Artifcts co-founder and CEO Heather Nickerson. "We've persevered and made amazing in-roads in 2023 to provide key services and benefits to Artifcts members across legacy, planning, insurance, and even brain health. We're grateful to be featured."

Download your own copy of the map and explore the companies featured. We all need support, whether as caregivers or direct beneficiaries of the featured products and services. You might discover the solution meant for you and your lifestyle, life milestone, and life changes!

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Artifcts' Co-founders Proud to Contribute to New Book From NAIPC

When "friends" come calling, you show up! In this case, when the National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) decided to publish a follow-on to its original book, "Aging In Place Conversations," focusing this time on "difficult" conversations, the co-founders of Artifcts got in line to contribute.

"Almost every conversation we have with a member of the community is difficult in one way or another. We at Artifcts are sitting at the intersection of all of life's transitions, into adulthood, parenthood, phases of careers, the exciting "golden years," and of course end of life and loss. Channeling our learnings to help others, that's another reward to the work we do," said Heather Nickerson, Co-founder and CEO of Artifcts.

The book includes contributions from nearly 30 authors with expertise and credentials spanning senior living, universal design and engineering, gerontology, real estate, finance, orthopedics, and beyond. The book launched at #1 on Amazon this weekend in four categories: Geriatrics, Nursing Home Care, Aging, Medical Conditions & Diseases, and Family Health. You can purchase your copy through Amazon.com by clicking either of the images below.

Book Difficult Aging in Place Conversations    Quote from Ellen Goodwin, Artifcts, Difficult Aging in Place Conversations   

"Single-stop resources from trusted experts to point you in the right direction and make you feel less alone in emotionally and financially taxing scenarios are what we all want on our bookshelves. We're grateful to NAIPC, all the authors, and the other collaborators who brought this important work to life," said Ellen Goodwin, Co-founder of Artifcts.

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Voice of America Features Artifcts, a Family Legacy Solution

"Always always answer the mail." When a subtle, easy to miss email titled, "Media Inquiry," popped up in the media inbox at Artifcts back in May, it nearly got skipped over. Junk email is pervasive and startup life is uniquely chaotic. But what was clear from a glance were the credentials of the journalist behind the email, veteran reporter Faiza Elmasry, and that of course of Voice of America (VOA), providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 326 million people.

As it turns out, after months of research into approaches to preserving family legacy, stories, and memories, Elmasry found that Artifcts emerged as a unique and powerful solution accessible to people worldwide to capture their histories and heritage. She wanted to learn more about the founding philosophy of the company, the founders themselves, and the means by which Artifcts helped its community members to unite the stories with the 'stuff.'

We're pleased to share with you today the Connects series video produced by VOA to celebrate the lives and legacies now so easily captured through Artifcts. Enjoy it now on VOA News.

Heather Nickerson standing in front of a TV camera talking about a piece of artworks she's holding

 
 
Interested in a peek behind the scenes? We always Artifct the big little moments and "firsts" of life, including the life of Artifcts! View Artifct >

We are grateful to Faiza Elmasry, and her colleague June Soh, Camera, Producer, and Editor, for this opportunity to bring the story of Artifcts to the VOA audience.

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Carson Wealth Wisdom and Wealth Podcast Talks Estate Planning with Artifcts

Today Carson Wealth released its latest Wisdom and Wealth podcast epsiode, featuring a discussion with Artifcts' co-founder Ellen Goodwin. The topic? Your family's estate, all the tangible and intangible memories, collections, and more, and how Artifcts enables all people to craft their legacies, keep an organized inventory of their belongings, and pass down stories, not just 'stuff.'

If you have ever struggled to "get it all done," keep the memories, organize the home, complete legal and financial plans, this is the episode for you; Artifcts is the solution for you. Click the image below to access the podcast. Enjoy!

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We encourage you to add Wisdom and Wealth into your podcast listenting rotation. In preparing for the podcast, Ellen took pages of notes and tips from past podcasts to put to use in her own family's day-to-day and long-term planning!

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Art of Aging Podcast: Swedish Death Cleaning with Artifcts

This week Artifcts Co-founder and CEO Heather Nickerson appeared on the podcast series Art of Aging, hosted by Michael Hughes and presented by United Church Homes. Each week the Art of Aging podcast explores what it means to age in America and in other places around the world with positive and empowering conversations that challenge, encourage, and inspire all to age with abundance.

During the episode, Mike and Heather discussed the concept of Swedish death cleaning, including defining the term, curbing misconceptions, exploring the emotional connection individuals have with certain possessions, how Swedish Death cleaning helps tell the story of possessions, and more.

We encourage you to listen in and refresh your perspective on 'stuff' at every age.

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