Need an interview or quote about the exploding field of senior move management?
NASMM strives to build and maintain strong relationships with the media because we need each other! We want to get the word out about senior move management, and NASMM members have more than 50,000 new stories to tell each year.
NASMM will assist media representatives with understanding the senior move management profession from a national perspective, with appropriate background information and statistical data. If you are seeking a local point-of-view, NASMM will connect you with senior move managers from throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, listed below are story ideas we can help you develop:
- Senior Move Managers represent “the new normal” in helping older adults and families downsize and move in later life.
Much like the wedding planning industry of a generation ago, senior move management has emerged from its little-known role to that of trusted, invaluable resource for thoughtful planning and cost-effective execution of a major life-changing event.
- Stuff Love
Who gets what? As Baby Boomers in both the US and Canada enter later life, we will change the landscape of aging much like we have altered everything else. For example, anecdotal evidence indicates today’s families are more interested in keeping the torn sheet music in an old piano bench than Mom’s lifelong Lladro collection.
- Hoarding in Later Life
It begins with a call, “You’ve probably never seen anything as bad as this situation.” In the context of their work with older adults, senior move managers frequently encounter hoarding. Hoarding is particularly dangerous for older adults who may have physical and cognitive limitations. What can be done when an older adult lives among so much stuff that it interferes with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and creates a safety hazard?
- Parent Care is Everywhere
The numbers tell the story. The U.S. population aged 65 and over will jump nearly 80 percent when the Baby Boom generation retires (from now until 2030). By 2030, older adults will account for one-fifth of the total U.S. population!
Additionally, Americans age 85 and above comprise the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Grandparents, parents, step-parents, and parents-in-law all will require our attention and concern in the years ahead. In fact, experts agree we will take care of our parents longer than we have cared for our children.
- Senior Move Managers: Grass Roots Entrepreneurs
They didn’t set out to change a critical aspect of aging. The first senior move managers simply saw a need and filled it. Who are they? Where are they from? What skills are required? We’ll share our snapshot of a Senior Move Manager®.
- Recession. Depression. Falling Home Values: How has Senior Move Management continued to grow in spite of the dismal economy?
Senior Move Management has come of age. When a physician informs an anxious family that Mom, Dad, or grandparents can no longer live alone, a change in living situation is required – regardless of home equity status or the stock market’s most recent valuation.
Many families are geographically dispersed and adult children often are not able to help with the moving process due to distance, career and family obligations. Even if they live nearby, some family members worry about jeopardizing their employment for elder care – especially during a difficult job market. Many seniors have no surviving children, or increasingly, their children are older adults themselves.
Quite simply, Senior Move Managers® fill these gaps in family care with a professional approach to the later life move process.
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