Do you need help downsizing or moving your aging parents?

Aug 04, 2014

Soft Landings offers solutions for all of your transition needs.

Do you need help moving your aging parents or parent? Many people are unaware that Senior Move Managers can help.

There are downsizing and moving experts who specialize in helping seniors through the process.  Not only do they understand all of the physical and emotional issues our great generation faces, they truly enjoy helping them through a downsize or move.

Sarah is a 62 year old professional working in Oregon.  Her parents had lived in Eastern Washington until recently. They decided to move closer to Sarah and her family. This meant sorting through decades of memories, treasures, and just plain stuff. Although Sarah wanted to be there every step of the way with her parents, she couldn’t take all of the time off she needed to assist with the move.

Sarah looked to a “Senior Move Manager”, a trademarked term for professionals who help seniors downsize and/or move.  These professionals can help seniors through the entire process.  Some only help sort, pack and unpack.  Others, like Soft Landings, provide full service to seniors.

These professionals can assist with determining what will make the move, what will actually fit in the new home, and what shouldn’t make the move.  Senior move managers help sort with compassion and efficiency.  They realize that the physical things that represent memories don’t have to be saved and moved. They have gentle guidance with what to keep, sell, or toss. They can find the right people to sell valuables, call to have a dumpster delivered, and basically help get everything out so the house is ready to sell.

Sarah says that having a Senior Move Manager help with her parents was invaluable. When an adult child can’t physically be there, sometimes they can feel guilty for not helping. Working closely with a senior move manager that they can rely on and trust may give them great peace of mind and may alleviate the natural guilt.

Most importantly, allowing a senior move manager to help with the move frees up time so that the adult children can spend quality time with their parents rather than focusing on all the action items. They can go through cherished memories and create new ones, while the senior move manager takes care of all of the details and the worry.

Soft Landings offers these services and more.  Our founder has been a Certified Public Accountant and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for over 25 years.  This give us unique insight into the financial decisions that come along with a downsizing move as well.  One of the first steps we take with clients is talking about all of their wants and needs and how these wants and needs can be met.

Do you need help with moving your parents? We are here for your family.