Have you reached a point in your life where you are ready to “right-size” to a smaller home, or move into an independent or assisted living community? While you may be excited about simplifying your life and getting rid of excess “stuff,” there is no doubt that a move later in life can have its complexities. If you are preparing to move, then we recommend you have an experienced team in place to assist with these changes.
Getting Past the Overwhelm of Decluttering
One of the biggest hurdles with downsizing is deciding what to take with you. It can feel overwhelming to sort through a lifetime of items in your home. Family pictures, birthday presents, holiday décor and childhood toys can often fill the storage spaces. How do you sort through these items in a way that allows you to fit into your new home comfortably, but preserves your family memories?
Senior Move Managers are professionals who specialize in helping older adults with the task of downsizing and moving to a new residence. They know the nuances of moving later in life, and they can offer specialized services to optimize your experience. For example, they can obtain the floor plans of your new residence, help you measure your existing furniture, then determine which pieces to bring with you. Senior Move Managers can also coordinate packing, moving, and set up your belongings in your new home. For those things you decide not to bring along, a Senior Move Manager can help coordinate an estate sale or the donation of less valuable items. Look at the National Association of Senior Move Managers for more information.
Senior Real Estate Specialists
For many older adults, their home is their most valuable asset. How do you make sure you are getting the most value when you are selling your home and choosing your next residence? Senior Real Estate Specialists® are Realtors® with specialized expertise in helping adults 50+ with relocation, financing and selling their home. With their involvement, you can have the confidence that your transaction will be handled with patience and professionalism, and that they will link you with other professional resources appropriate for your needs. Are you contemplating a move or other life change? Then you need to talk to our team at Windward Life Care. We offer a variety of services to support lifestyle and health as people age.