Senior Move Managers are:
about the whole transition – the emotions, memories & family dynamics.
we’re about managing (and yes, removing some of ) your lifetime of possessions to maximize storage & enhance appeal without clutter or danger to you.
we’re about the bathroom floor rug (the one without backing) that won’t come with you to your new home because it’s simply not safe.
we’re about you not randomly disposing of items without first asking your children because they may represent treasured childhood memories.
we’re about touching & handling the disposition of all of the other stuff you are NOT taking with you.
we’re about the expired prescription bottles or jars of salad dressing that are 10 years old and should be tossed for safety.
we’re about encouraging you to donate the glass coffee table with sharp edges because you have already fallen 3 times, you have macular degeneration & the clear tabletop is not easily navigated by you.
we’re about hanging shelves for mementos because your wall unit will not fit & you desperately want to display your cherished family photos.
we’re about the TOTAL picture & the TOTAL person.
we’re about ethics, compassion, efficiency, organization, safety & responsiveness to your needs & wants.
we’re about less stress, a single point of contact throughout the move & regarding you as our family.
We ARE Senior Move Managers.
In this business, we frequently talk about how Senior Move Managers help TRANSITION older adults from one environment to another, usually smaller, setting. Perhaps a better word is TRANSFORM. Quite simply, we radically transform the later life moving experience for our clients – which is often regarded as one of THE most anxiety-producing events across our life spans.
The work we all do is surely physical and mental, but it’s the emotional, psycho-social component that sets us FAR apart from realtors, moving companies and other service providers. It is the defining characteristic of what we do. And no one does it better than a NASMM member.
From NASMM Moving Matters magazine April 2015