What is a Senior Move Manger and why would my audience be interested in a story about them?
If you are a member of the media or the leader of a local aging services organization, you might be asking yourself that question.
Assisted living news and all aspects of downsizing are hot topics and will likely remain so for years to come.
Here’s why you need to learn more about this group of professionals dedicated to all aspects of helping seniors transition from one home to another.
The Greying of our Population
Adults over the age of 65 now make up the largest demographic group in the country. One of the fastest growing segments of the population is adults over the age of 85. The number of people between the ages of 85 and 94 grew by almost 30% from 2000 to 2010.
This means that by the year 2030, seniors will account for one-fifth of the overall population. For the first time ever, elders will outnumber the youngest generation.
At the same time, families are becoming more and more geographically dispersed. Adult children aren’t living close to aging parents in as big of numbers as they did in the past.
Statistics like these make it easy to understand why the Senior Move Management industry is a rapidly expanding profession.
Meet Our Senior Relocation Experts
Moving seniors is what we do at Smooth Transitions of the Valley. We handle every detail from creating floor plans for arranging furniture at the new residence to arranging for unwanted items to be donated to a local charity.
Robin Adrihan and Brian Powledge are two of the Phoenix area’s leading experts on senior relocation. They are available for media interviews and can answer questions on a variety of topics including:
- How to talk with a parent about downsizing
- What to know before you hire a moving company
- Tips for preparing an older adult for moving day
- What to do with all that “stuff” in an older parent’s home
Smooth Transitions Speakers’ Bureau Topics
Robin and Brian are also available for guest speaking opportunities on a variety of topics including:
- Trapped by Your Treasures: Dealing with Downsizing
- Why are You Keeping That: Tips for Cutting the Clutter
- Is it Time to Downsize?
- How and Where Do I Start the Senior Move Process?
Senior Relocation Industry Articles
These articles can provide you with a better understanding of the role a Senior Move Manager can play when an older adult is relocating:
- Helping the Elderly Downsize (The New York Times)
- Once Pricey Heirlooms Losing their Value (The Columbus Dispatch)
- Downsizing Offers a Fresh Start for Older Adults (The New York Times)
Contact Our Senior Move Experts
For media interviews or to arrange a speaker for your aging services group or organization, please call us at (602) 795-5455.