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Helping seniors move out

Have you ever heard of a senior move manager? I hadn’t, until I read a great article in our local Acorn newspaper. It talks about the problems encountered when one’s aging parents need to move out of their home of many years, especially if they are currently far away from their adult children, making it difficult to get help sorting through things and making difficult choices.

Senior move managers help their clients sort, pack, organize garage sales, donate goods to charities, and even get set up in their new home. The story in the article sounded so much like situations my own family has encountered, and so many of my clients’ families as well. It talked about Adelle from Maine, stating “for 58 years she had lived in a 2,500-square-foot home with a garage and a basement, and she was planning to move to a 400-square-foot studio apartment” close to her son. He lives in California, and couldn’t spare the amount of time from work it would take to do all that was required. So he contracted with a company called Moving Matters LLC, based in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

To find out more, contact the National Association of Senior Move Managers, at www.nasmm.org.

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