The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared May 14-20, 2017 National Senior Move Managers Week. During this recognition week, NASMM and NASMM members here in the UK and around the world are promoting the value of Senior Move Management and Senior Move Managers’ commitment to assisting older people and their families with transitions in later life.

Senior Move Managers help older people and their families with the entire process of moving to a new home as well as downsizing to remain in their current home. Senior Move Managers specialise in helping their clients with the emotional and physical aspects of sorting through a lifetime of memories in the transition process, while providing them with effective options, planning and resources to ensure the move takes place with minimum stress. The theme of this year’s celebration, “A Circle of Experts,” underscores the unique skills and professionalism Senior Move Managers® offer their clients and families throughout the downsizing, relocation or ageing in place process.

“For older people who have lived in their homes for 30 or 40 years, or even longer, it’s more than just a move. Most later life movers making this type of transition need to downsize considerably,” said Amanda Fyfe, Director of The Senior Move Partnership. “The organizational and physical tasks – whether you are moving or downsizing to stay in the home – can be overwhelming. Families need a professional to provide them with the necessary tools essential reduce the stress that can accompany this type of move – and that’s exactly what we do!”

According to Mary Kay Buysse, Executive Director of NASMM, “Senior Move Managers® have significant expertise, resources and approaches to save time, money, reduce stress and produce quality results. Services are client-centred and personalized to meet the client’s needs, providing an expertly managed, compassionate and affordable move.”

The Senior Move Partnership comprises 18 move managers providing specialist relocation support across England, Wales and Scotland, enabling the delivery and co-ordination of moves be they local or long distance. The organization is proud to be a member of NASMM, and since its formation has built strong relationships with a number of retirement and care home developers, who recognize the value TSMP partners bring to the moving experience.

Founded in 2002, The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older people and their families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. As the only professional association of its type devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with transition in later life, NASMM’s 900-plus members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of this age group.

NASMM is internationally recognized for its innovative programs, leadership and expertise on issues related to Senior Move Management, ageing in place, and transition and relocation issues affecting older adults. Before achieving full general membership, all NASMM members are vetted for experience and insurance and must pass four certificate classes. Additionally, all NASMM members sign and adhere to the NASMM Code of Ethics, and agree to the guidance and oversight of NASMM’s Ethics Compliance Commission.