People on the Move – Local Senior Move Managers to Partner with Habitat for Humanity

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Transitional Assistance & Design to Provide Support to Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

Gaithersburg, MD (June 28, 2007)””Transitional Assistance & Design, the Gaithersburg based senior move management company, today announced plans for a long term partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. Effective immediately, the organization will begin donating goods and services to benefit the residents and staff of Habitat for Humanity, also based in Gaithersburg.

Transitional Assistance & Design has already begun providing product donations to Habitat for Humanity’s non-profit retail outlet, the Habitat ReStore. Proceeds from the sale of products such as furniture and housewares will be used to help Habitat for Humanity continue to build affordable homes for families in Montgomery County. Town & Country Movers, one of the companies that regularly works with Transitional Assistance & Design, will drop off the donated goods directly from the client’s home to the Restore at no additional charge, when hired by a client.

The senior move management company will also offer a series of seminars at Habitat’s newest community in Burtonsville, MD on issues related to the moving process, and will act as regular contributors to the Habitat newsletter.

“In creating Transitional Assistance & Design, our goal was to develop a company that provided services for those truly in need, while at the same time creating a culture of giving back,” states Susie and Joel Danick, co-owners of Transitional Assistance & Design. “We work closely with many communities and organizations and feel strongly about our commitment to each. We will always seek ways to integrate this mission into our daily work.”

John Paukstis, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, states that he is, “very excited and gracious that Transitional Assistance & Design has decided to team up with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to provide affordable housing ownership for low income families in Montgomery County.” Paukstis adds, “We are excited to partner with an organization that also seeks to help families in aspects of home transitioning.”

Transitional Assistance & Design has been in the professional and senior move management business since 2000. They specialize in assisting individuals and families move into independent or assisted living facilities and strive to remove the emotional and physical burden of the moving or downsizing process by working with their clients and their clients’ families on every aspect of the move””from arranging the moving company to transferring utilities to decorating the new space exactly to their liking.

As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County seeks to reduce substandard housing by providing a hand-up rather than a handout to help families to realize the dream of homeownership. Working in partnership with families, Habitat volunteers build affordable housing in Montgomery County, Maryland. For more information on Transitional Assistance & Design’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, please visit or call 240-403-0177.

Transitional Assistance & Design, LLC specializes in downsizing, moving and decorating services for aging adults. Founded in 2000 by Susie Danick, a Registered Nurse by trade, the company offers a variety of services to help make the otherwise overwhelming and traumatic experience of downsizing go as smoothly as possible. Transitional Assistance & Design is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). Ms. Danick is also a member of the association’s Board of Directors. To learn more, visit

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