Older adults and senior citizens face unique challenges when moving, ones that can often prevent them from effectively preparing for the move. Their adult children will often step in to assist in the process, and while that is helpful, it can also create some difficulties for the movers. To make your mother or father’s move as smooth as possible, we offer the following advice. 1. Downsize Use this time to decide what is important and necessary to keep. Organize items into the following categories: to keep, to sell, to donate, to recycle or dispose of. 2. Agree upon a decision-maker While family […]Read more
Moving parents, elderly, retired, etc.
On the first and third Thursday of the month, movers from across North America participate in a discussion on Twitter, called MoveChat, where stories, tips, and advice are shared. Every chat, we discuss a specific part of the moving process. This week the topic was, “How to Handle a Senior Move” and what follows is an edited transcript of the discussion.Read more
The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared this week (May 13 – May 19) National Senior Move Managers Week. According to NASMM, this week is about promoting the value of Senior Move Management and their commitment to assisting older adults and their families; not only helping with the actual move experience, but also with the emotional and physical aspects of sorting through and downsizing a lifetime of belongings and memories in the relocation process. For several years now, JK has successfully worked with Senior Move Managers to deliver a stress-free move for senior citizens.Read more
Moving your parents into a retirement community or a smaller home can be stressful for all parties involved. To help with the move, here are seven tips that are easy to follow.Read more