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What Is Senior Move Management?

Encouraged by the rising tide of retiring baby boomers and the desire of many empty nesters to simplify their lives in smaller spaces, relocation consultants for the 55+ crowd have become part of an emerging field: Senior Move Management (also known as senior relocation). Here are just a few

Here are just a few facts:

  • The U.S. population aged 65 and over will jump nearly 80 percent when the Baby Boom generation retires (from 2010 to 2030).
  • By 2030, the elderly will account for one-fifth of the total U.S. population.
  • Americans age 85 and above comprise the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.

Anyone who has ever moved knows how stressful it can be. It's particularly challenging for older adults and their families when it's time to pack up a home of 30, 40, or 50 years and start over somewhere else. Fortunately, local small businesses all over the country are helping with this transition. A Senior Move Manager is a professional who specializes in assisting older adults and
their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or "aging in place."

Helping Adult Children Move Their Loved Ones

Crown Senior Transition Services realizes that the adult children of aging parents have limited or no time to help with time-consuming tasks such as sorting, packing, moving and resettling. This may be due to full-time jobs, managing their own a affairs, or living great distances from the aging parents. Some seniors may be single or without children and don’t have help of any kind. This task can be overwhelming to tackle alone. Even when family help is available, emotions can run high, making the process delicate and difficult for all. Crown STS will simplify the moving process for both the adult children and aging loved ones.

Crown STS anticipates needs and can facilitate the entire transition process.  We guide our clients’ decisions regarding what to take, what to leave or how to redirect it.  Typically, a floor plan of the new space is drawn up so that the client can visualize what furniture will fit and where it will go.  Transitioning to a smaller space often requires a bit of creativity and an imaginative approach.  The crowning jewel of implementing Crown STS is the comfort of ‘turnkey’ living.  The Crown team quickly sets up and organizes the new home just in time for their loved one to be welcomed and walk right in!

Simply put: Crown Senior Transition Services is here to help you move the people you love, not just their possessions. From state to state or maybe just across town, the goal of the Crown team is to perform the meaningful work of a successful transition of our clients with joyful results!

“Senior Move Managers are imaginative, resourceful,
compassionate professionals.”

As the older adult sorts through generations of belongings, the Senior Move Manager helps he or she decide what constitutes "treasure" and what is truly "trash." The Senior Move Manager arranges for consignment, donations and gifts. SMMs will collaborate with movers and plan for storage (if necessary), set up the new household, and see that the old house is cleaned and ready to put on the market.

Most Senior Move Managers can help with some or all of the following:

Developing an overall move or “age-in-place” plan
Organizing, sorting and downsizing
Customized floor plans
Arranging for the profitable disposal of unwanted items
Professional packing
Interviewing, scheduling and overseeing movers
Arranging shipments and storage
Unpacking and setting up the new home
Related services, such as cleaning, waste removal, shopping, assisting with the selection of a Realtor

Some senior move managers provide these services directly; others function in more of an oversight or management role. Senior Move Managers hold extensive, practical knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of local community resources. Additionally, Senior Move Managers frequently assist individuals who choose to stay in their own homes, but simply require expert organizational skills and solid knowledge of "aging in place" concepts to help them achieve their goal of not moving anywhere, but improving their quality of life!

For all of these reasons and many more, over 50,000 families and older adults have chosen a Senior Move Manager to help them with transitioning loved ones into new living situations.