By Mary Holmes     

At Integrated Move Management, we love to help our clients reduce their stress. Downsizing, moving and cleaning out a home can be a trying time for our clients and their families. Our team is dedicated to working with each client to meet their i...

By Mary Holmes       

Whether a senior decides to stay in their home as long as possible (age in place) or move to a smaller home or retirement community (downsize), there may come a time when they need some help with activities that have become more diff...

By Mary Holmes    

As I have discussed on a number of occasions, downsizing is never easy.  There are typically many decisions to be made at a very stressful time in a person’s life.  For example, when a senior is transitioning from their life long home to a retirement...

By Mary Holmes    

How do you know if it is the right time to start the process of downsizing?  This is a complicated question with no simple answer.  First of all, it depends on why you are downsizing.  For example, some people decide they want to simplify with a...

By Mary Holmes    

One of our primarily services at Integrated Move Management is to help seniors downsize from their life-long home in order to move to a smaller retirement living situation.  This involves determining what possessions should be brought to their n...

 By Mary Holmes     

Moving is stressful!  The majority of lists ranking life’s biggest stressors, place moving in the top five – right up there with the death of a loved one and going through a divorce.  Additionally, quite often, the next home a senior moves...

By Mary Holmes    

In our last post, Senior Transitions – An Emotional Time (Part One), we explained the reasons why a downsizing and move can be an emotion-filled time for a senior.  A senior will commonly feel some level of fear, confusion, sadness, anxiety, loss...

By Mary Holmes    

When it comes time for a senior to transition from their life long home into the next stage of life, the range of emotions they may experience is vast, e.g. fear, sadness, confusion, anxiety, loss, relief.  Most likely, each of these emotions wil...

By Mary Holmes    

In my last blog, “Retirement Living – So Many Options”, I discussed the various options for retirement living, including 55+ communities, independent living, assisted living and nursing homes.  Although having options is typically a good thing, i...

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