Articles on "Senior Move Management"

April 28, 2009 2:59 pm

An Unbelievable Surprise: Moving to a Retirement Community

For Bonnie and William Iandolo, trying to visualize their apartment after downsizing from the family home was rather difficult. By utilizing an experienced moving company, however, their move was not only stress-free, but the couple could not believe their eyes when they first entered their new residence. Bonnie, who started working at American University for the Public Relations Department, eventually retired from the law school’s Registrar Office. When William, a lawyer, started having problems with his leg, the couple knew […]

I am 43 years old and living in a Retirement Community
January 20, 2009 2:41 pm

I am 43 years old and living in a Retirement Community

“Forty-Something” Man Moves into Assisted Living Community Local publisher strives to inspire adult children to be more aware of the experiences their aging parents have in transition. Vienna, Va. — Steve Gurney is 43 years old, exactly half the national average age of residents living in assisted living communities. On Feb. 9, Gurney will experience first hand what it is like to move into one of these communities by taking up temporary residence at Paul Spring Retirement Community in Alexandria, […]

The Ultimate Move
August 29, 2008 12:00 am

The Ultimate Move

Helen and Steve Low have always been vitally interested in international affairs. Their involvement in the Foreign Service for more than 30 years took them to some exotic parts of the world and enabled them to participate in important historical moments. Though these world-rounded individuals remain as busy as ever, they are ready to settle down in a home that can offer everything they need in the future. “With the Foreign Service, we’ve made many moves, but this is different,” […]

The Right Moves
July 2, 2008 12:00 am

The Right Moves

No matter one’s age, moving and downsizing are two of life’s most arduous processes. Just ask Carmen Cullen and Marion Goldstein: these two caring and active women, as well as their loved ones, knew that a transition was necessary. However, what they also realized was enlisting the help of Charna Kinneberg with Senior Transitions, Inc. would not only make their move stress-free but it would ensure a comforting future in their new homes. Carmen grew up in Baltimore and has […]

Time to Make a Move
March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Time to Make a Move

Arnold and Caroline first met when they were only six years old. Later they both attended Westtown, a Quaker school in Chester County. Their families were friends. Arnold is an 11th generation Quaker, and his wife, Caroline, is also a long time Quaker, so it came as no surprise that this couple would choose to move into a Quaker retirement community when the time was right. Arnold and Caroline are members of Gwynedd Friends Meeting and both were members of […]

Two Volunteers Find the Help They Need
March 20, 2008 12:00 am

Two Volunteers Find the Help They Need

“I guess it’s in the DNA,” Diane Boynton said with a laugh. “We just keep on teaching.” As a former first grade teacher, Diane, and her husband John currently volunteer for a local’s school’s mentoring program. While John spent 20 years setting up pension plans for corporations and moved on to teaching Latin and Spanish, the couple had three sons. In June, they will celebrate 54 years of marriage. When the couple realized they were entering what they referred to […]

December 26, 2007 12:00 am

A ‘First-Class’ History: Moving to Assisted Living

Lois Leyda was an integral part of the Washington D.C. social scene (listed in Carolyn Hagner Shaw’s The Social List of Washington, D.C. 1957 twice) during her career in the White House, working for five U.S. Presidents. In her first stint, she served as part of the “personal staff” of the Eisenhower administration, during which she had very little time for hobbies. She said she was paid a very small salary since “they didn’t use women much back in those […]

October 25, 2007 12:00 am

Ruling On Retirement: Moving to Assisted Living

When it came to their future, Fletcher and Maradel Ward knew moving to a community was the perfect option. After seeing the great experience Maradel’s mother had, the couple realized it was time to downsize and take the next step. Fletcher had retired in 1988 from 36 years as a lawyer while Maradel had worked as a home economist for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for 20 years. Married for 58 years, the couple has two children and three […]

Moving to Assisted Living: One Less Stress for a Busy Woman
September 13, 2007 12:00 am

Moving to Assisted Living: One Less Stress for a Busy Woman

When Aileen Mergaman needed to move out of her apartment, she did not want to trouble her family by asking for their assistance. “It’s hard to get your children to help because they’re all busy working,” she said. After speaking with friends, one in particular suggested enlisting the help of Moving Planners, a complete moving service of Glenside, managed by Jefrey and Diana Bacal. She met with the Bacals for a free consultation, and learned about the services they would […]

September 13, 2007 12:00 am

Easing the Moving Process to Retirement Communities

Although she has lived in the Washington area all of her life, Sylvia Bass has had her fair share of moving in recent years. Luckily, she has been longtime friends with Susie Danick, who runs Transitional Assistance and Design with her husband Joel. When her friend’s mother recommended this moving service to Sylvia, she took advantage of her connection. “Being a senior,” she said, “It’s just not easy doing what you used to do.” Sylvia, however, has compensated for the […]