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Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors offers specialized, compassionate move services for seniors and their families.

We understand and have great empathy for you when it comes to moving, organizing, selling your home, and much more. We are excited to bring this needed service and practical solutions to ensure your Soft Landing. You make the key decisions and we guide you with gentle expertise.

We can assist you every step of the way no matter where you live. We want the transition for the entire family to be as stress-free as possible. We handle the details without the emotional and physical distress that can follow. This expertise can help you avoid the costly mistakes and remorse that often accompany life changes.

We are a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Senior Move managers have extensive, practical knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of various local community resources. We also assist individuals who choose to stay in their homes. You may simply require expert organizational skills and solid knowledge of “aging in place” concepts to help improve your quality of life while staying in your home.

Whether you’re a senior moving to another state or downsizing locally, whether you’re getting ready to retire or to be closer to your family, Soft Landings can assist you with every aspect of the move. Soft Landings is currently licensed in Oregon, insured, and bonded.

Mother with her daughter
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Since its founding in 2013, Soft Landings has continued to grow. It is now a wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable team of eight! While Theresa is still “in charge”, Soft Landings is now a fully independent and professional team who can meet all your move management needs. They even assign work to Theresa herself!

Here are the valued members of the Soft Landings team:

Sue Graham

Head of Networking & Sales

Sue came to Soft Landings after moving her Dad several times during the last years of his life. She brings a world of knowledge and compassion to every client.

Kim Griggs

Senior Move Manager, Team Lead

Kim is an efficiency expert and friend of all.

Mia Barnett

Senior Move Manager, Team Lead

Mia is a space planning wizard! 350 square feet to 1500, she can make it fit.

Kim Matsler

Senior Move Manager

Kim is our paper queen. If you have paper to go through, she would love to help.

Lisa Burnham

Senior Move Manager

Lisa gets it done with a smile on her face. Nothing gets her rattled.

Gail Akerson

Senior Move Assistant

Gail has the attention to detail we need on most of our jobs. Did you say exact copy?

Shirin Forsyth

Senior Move Assistant

Shirin loves to organize and is eager to help ease the stress of downsizing or moving.

Founder Theresa Giddings

OUR FOUNDER

Theresa Giddings (pictured left) has over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial planning. Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors was put in motion over a glass of wine with a good friend: after helping many people achieve their retirement goals, she saw a need to help them with their next transition.

Theresa is currently a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). With that background comes a profound commitment to connecting with older adults and a desire to perform meaningful, trustworthy work. She has been a member of the Portland Estate Planning Council since 1995. Through that experience, we have established a trusted network of professionals including attorneys, trust officers, and charitable directors to assist with your estate planning.

Theresa is an animal lover and has summited the top of Mt. St. Helens with her dog. She also still has teenagers at home, which is the reason she loves working with Seniors…

FUN FACTS:

Our staff are avid football fans.

Children want to spend more time with their grandparents than they do with their parents.

You’re never too old or too young to start something new.

We start each day with a grateful heart, which leads to a happy self.

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