HELPING WITH A DIFFICULT TRANSITION
Specialty companies are springing up to help seniors downsize, move
September 4, 2016
An elderly Spotsylvania County widow realized that moving to a new home would be totally different this time around.
Patty Jenkins had packed everything herself when she and her husband retired and left western Pennsylvania in 1996 to move to Lee’s Hill South so they’d be closer to family. Their new home was spacious enough for all their belongings, but after her husband died, Jenkins decided to downsize and knew she’d need help.
Smooth Transitions Fredericksburg: Receives the National Association of Senior Move Managers
Circle of Service Designation
(Fredericksburg, Virginia-3/21/16) Smooth Transitions Fredericksburg has been awarded the Circle of Service designation by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). The Circle of Service designation is bestowed on Senior Move Management companies that have been NASMM members, in good standing, for a minimum of five years, and have shown consistent dedication and support of the National Association of Senior Move Managers and the Senior Move Management profession.
“This special designation is awarded to Senior Move Management companies attaining an elevated level of experience and expertise,” said Mary Kay Buysse, NASMM’s Executive Director. Smooth Transitions Fredericksburg has been instrumental in the development of the Senior Move Management industry and has worked to increase the professionalism, credibility, and visibility of this emerging senior service.”
Over 60 Senior Move Management companies from across the United States and Canada received the Circle of Service designation this year. The awards ceremony took place during the National Association of Senior Move Managers 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX in late February.
Established in 2011, Smooth Transitions Fredericksburg brought the industry of Senior Move Management to the Fredericksburg area. They are dedicated to assisting boomers, seniors, and their families with life transitions such as downsizing, moving, and/or estate dispersal. Additionally, they work closely with realtors, lawyers and trust officers to efficiently accomplish the visions and goals set forth by their clients.
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 of its type devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later lifestyle transition issues, NASMM members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults. NASMM is internationally-recognized for its innovative programs, leadership and expertise on issues related to Senior Move Management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults. For more information, visit www.nasmm.org.