When the decision is made to downsize – or, as it is now more positively termed, “rightsize” – many seniors and their families struggle with the sheer enormity of the process. The thought of finding a place to live that is stress free and safe, as well as nurturing and relaxing, and then sorting through and moving a lifetime of possessions can be overwhelming. As seniors, moving is much more than moving. Often it means leaving a home where children have been raised and memories have been created, and it marks an end of an era.
From Downsizing to Rightsizing
For residents who have moved into our Senior Living Communities in Troy, Slingerlands, Cohoes, Niskayuna, East Greenbush and Queensbury, we’ve found that moving companies who specialize in rightsizing seniors have provided much needed compassion and expertise during the transition. In fact, a growing number of organizing and moving professionals across the country are helping to transform downsizing from a negative event into a cause for reflection and celebration.
There’s even a National Association of Senior Move Managers, which represents these companies, and is a valuable resource if you are looking for senior movers and organizers. Many of these planners can help you decide which items to donate, sell or move, as well as assist with preparation for an Estate Sale and coordinate and oversee your move. They are typically compassionate caregivers, who understand the physical and emotional aspects of rightsizing, often reminiscing with seniors over beloved treasures, photo albums and family memories.
Senior Moving Planners in Albany NY
While Eddy Senior Living does not work directly with or endorse any specific vendors, there are two senior moving companies in the Albany NY area who have helped residents move into all of our senior living communities, and have assisted when residents have moved from one level of care to another. Organize Senior Moves is located in Delmar NY and Senior Moves by Design NY is a senior moving planner in Niskayuna NY. Both offer free consultations.
If you or a loved one is planning to rightsize and you are considering Senior Living Communities, we invite you to take a look at Eddy Senior Living. We offer independent, enriched housing and assisted living in Troy, Slingerlands, Niskayuna, East Greenbush and Queensbury, as well as Memory Care Communities in Cohoes and East Greenbush. Call us at 877-748-3339 or request information.