The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared May 13-19, 2012, National Senior Move Managers Week. The theme of this 6th annual celebration is “It’s so much more than moving…” During this recognition week, NASMM and NASMM members around the US, Canada and abroad are promoting the value of Senior Move Management and Senior Move Managers’ commitment to assisting older adults and their families, not only the actual moving experience, but with the emotional and physical aspects of sorting through and downsizing a lifetime of memories in the relocation process.
Making a major move at any age is difficult and stressful. Recognizing and managing the stress of relocating older adults is the hallmark of the National Association of Senior Move Managers. “Most older adults making a transition have not moved in 30, 40 or 50 years and need to downsize considerably,” said Barbara Marshall, Co-Owner, House to Home Relocation. “The organizational and physical tasks associated with planning and implementing such a move can be overwhelming. It’s so much more than moving when you are helping older adults transition to a new home. We work to reduce the stress and trauma that can accompany this type of move.”
Adults aged 85 and above are the fastest growing segment of the US population. At the same time, social changes such as more women working full time have made it increasingly difficult for family caregivers to provide all of the support needed for these transitions. Senior Move Managers assist older-adults and their families in all aspects of downsizing and relocation.
According to Mary Kay Buysse, Executive Director of NASMM, “Family and friends often want to help, but there may be barriers. Adult children may be sandwiched between their parents, their careers and their own family obligations. For family members living far away, the barriers may be geographic. Some seniors have no surviving children, or their children are seniors themselves. If illness or death precipitated the move, the family may already be drained both emotionally and physically. Senior Move Management has emerged to fill the gaps and to make transitions easier for everyone involved.”
House to Home Relocation is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. We are active members of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). NASMM provides House to Home Relocation with training, an exclusive network of qualified senior move managers throughout the United States and Canada, and many industry partners who support the senior move management industry. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2002, The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. As the only professional association in North America devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later lifestyle issues, NASMM’s 700-plus members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults.
NASMM is nationally recognized for its innovative programs, leadership and expertise on issues related to Senior Move Management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults. Before achieving full general membership, NASMM members must sign a Code of Ethics, are screened for experience and insurance and must pass certificate classes in Senior Move Management Ethics and Accountability and Senior Move Management Safety.