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Cyber Chapter Meeting
March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Is Senior Move Management for YOU?
According to the most recent demographic projections, one in five Canadians should be aged 65 and older in 2024. How could this impact the Professional Organizing profession? This session will provide an overview of the rewarding work a Senior Move Manager does. Learn what considerations must be made, along with some of the challenges. The time is now to position your Company to assist many retirees with their transition to smaller homes!
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Understand what a senior Move Manager is.
- Recognize considerations in senior move management work.
- Identify where to start.
Karen Bodoano noticed an unsettling trend during her 29 years as Operations Manager for Sentinel Self-Storage: more and more seniors were struggling with stress of “do-it-yourself” moves. Sometimes seniors did not have family or friends to assist. Often, to save money, they would be enticed to hire low end, unscrupulous movers. When Sentinel was sold in 2017, Karen decided it was time to create a new service: senior move management. She was the second person in Edmonton to join NASMM, (National Association of Senior Move Managers) a 1,000-member group of mostly Americans dedicated to the moving and downsizing industry. Karen joined the Edmonton chapter of Professional Organizers and is a TPO, along with holding the Communication Coordinator position on the YEG Executive. In October 2019, Karen became the first Certified Senior Move Manager in Western Canada.
Free for POC members. $10.00 for non-members.
Location / Endroit
Held online through Zoom. Please RSVP for the meeting by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org