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ALBANY, NY (June 22, 2012) — Eastwyck Village in North Greenbush (1720 Best Road) will host a “Love It or Leave It: Downsizing & Moving for Seniors” seminar on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28 from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please call 518-874-1638 to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.

Helen Volk, founder and president of “Beyond Clutter,” will present.  Volk will cover topics such as starting the downsizing process, learning how to deal with a life of sentimental items, donating unwanted items and preparing a house for sale.

“Downsizing is a critical step for seniors before moving to a place like Eastwyck Village,” said Retirement Counselor Amy VanderPloeg. “We hosted a similar event in February and the demand was so high for a repeat seminar that we had to invite Helen back. This information is relevant and life-changing.”

Volk is a certified teacher, author, motivational speaker and licensed attorney who practiced law for 17 years before founding Beyond Clutter in 1991. A former pack rat, Volk now lives clutter-free and her story of transition serves as an inspiration to her students and clients. Volk is a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers.

Eastwyck Village, which opened in 2011, offers adult independent retirement living and implements a “Senior Engaged Life Program” to keep residents mentally and socially active. Residents have the opportunity to enjoy everything from regular speakers and outings to Pilates and cooking classes. The community is centrally located near shopping centers, tourist attractions and historic sites.

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Eastwyck Village is an elegant, 144-unit senior retirement community for seniors 62 and older. Minutes from Albany, Troy and East Greenbush, the facility offers a relaxed, independent and maintenance-free lifestyle for its residents with plenty of time to participate in the activities they enjoy. For more information, call 518-874-1638 or visit