May is truly an exciting time for so many of us: graduations, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day weekend get-togethers, the planning of summer fun … and a special time for our industry! Last week (May 12th-18th) marked National Senior Move Managers Week! As proud members of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), this week was one in which we celebrated our ties to something bigger than ourselves and joined together in our mission of this year’s theme, ‘Service With Purpose’.
What exactly does ‘Service With Purpose’ mean, you may ask? This theme underscores the dedication, compassion, commitment, and unique skills Senior Move Managers® offer their clients and families throughout the downsizing, relocation or aging in place process. As stated by Mary Kay Buysse, NASMM's Executive Director, "For adults who have lived in their homes for 30 or 40 years, it's more than just a move. Most older adults making this type of transition need to downsize considerably. Senior Move Managers® have significant expertise, resources and approaches to save time, money, reduce stress and produce quality results. Services are client-centered and personalized to meet the client's needs, providing an expertly managed, compassionate and affordable move.”
More Facts About NASMM & Our Amazing Members/Peers
| Founded in 2002, The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and their families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.
| We are the only professional association of its type devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later lifestyle issues.
| NASMM is internationally recognized for its innovative programs, leadership and expertise on issues related to Senior Move Management, aging in place, and transition and relocation issues affecting older adults.
| All 900 members (ourselves included!) are vetted for experience and insurance and must pass four certificate classes. We also proudly sign and adhere to the NASMM Code of Ethics, and agree to the guidance and oversight of NASMM's Ethics Compliance Commission.