Articles on "Senior Move Management"

September 11, 2007 12:00 am

Overcoming a Challenge: Moving to a Retirement Community

There is something inspirational about Marwood and Lois Burr in their ability to turn what others may see as a challenge into a way of helping others in similar situations. The Burrs met at Gallaudet College, a school for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. He was a sophomore and Lois was in her preparatory year. After obtaining their degrees, they became government employees. While Lois worked at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) library, Marwood was employed […]

Downsize to retirement Community: Hiring Hunks to Haul Junk
May 7, 2007 12:00 am

Downsize to retirement Community: Hiring Hunks to Haul Junk

Carolyn and Richard Thornell have both taught at the university level during their careers, so it was only natural that they’d show an affinity for college students when it came time to pack up their house for a move. The couple hired College Hunks Hauling Junk, a junk removal team serving Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. The service assisted them during the entire year before they moved out of their longtime home in Silver Spring to a nearby retirement […]

The Ropes of Retirement: Entering into Retirement Communities
April 3, 2007 12:00 am

The Ropes of Retirement: Entering into Retirement Communities

When it comes to retirement planning, most people need a helping hand to guide them through the process. After a lifetime of serving as guides to others, Dr. Richard and Alice Lonsdorf have found themselves showing their peers the ropes of retirement. Alice serves as a volunteer guide at a number of museums in the Philadelphia area.Her husband, Richard, is a physician who taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Law for over 35 years, specializing in […]

November 20, 2006 12:00 am

Reaching Out For Rewards: Moving Assistance for Elders

As Karen will be the first to tell you, sometimes you just can’t do it alone. And when you reach out for help, there are often huge rewards. When her mother developed dementia, Karen realized she only had one week to empty her Pikesville condominium and prepare if for sale. During that same week, she also had to move her father from a nursing home to an assisted living facility. As someone who is first to admit she is not […]

Walking the World: 55 and Over Fitness
November 20, 2006 12:00 am

Walking the World: 55 and Over Fitness

Depending on how much time you have, almost every journey is within walking distance. Dr. Robert and Helen Dubel have done their fair share of walking in their 58 years together. They’ve walked across the sprawling ice sheets of Antarctica, the rugged and dusty jungles of Sub-Saharan Africa, through the sky-high mountains of Tibet and, these days, on the trails near Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm, Maryland. In fact, Maryland is where their walks together first began. “My […]

August 15, 2006 12:00 am

Moving Coordinators Assist Seniors

Mildred Pyle started her 20 year career with Baltimore County Public Library System reluctantly. After her daughter went away to college, the long-time, stay-at-home mom decided to seek part-time employment. One of Mrs. Pyle’s friends mentioned that they needed assistance at the public library. She went into the interview looking for a part-time job and left with a career. Mrs. Pyle worked her way up through the library system and ended her career as manager of clerical and Technical Services […]

One Final Move: Retirement Homes
May 1, 2006 12:00 am

One Final Move: Retirement Homes

“It was really like we had already been living here,” says Colonel James Hecker of the easy transition that he and his wife made with the help of a moving coordinator. “I was atypical in that I held almost all of the positions you can have with the Marine Corps during my career,” says Colonel James Hecker. During his nearly 30 years in the military, Colonel Hecker served as an Officer during war, completed a sea duty, worked as a […]

April 27, 2006 12:00 am

How To Prepare for a Move for Grandparents

For many people, making the decision to move is the hardest part. Once you’ve decided that it’s time to empty the house and move on, there are a number of steps you can take to get started. Rolling up your sleeves and getting down to work, especially if you’ve agonized over making the decision, can actually come as a welcome relief. The first step is to figure out where you are going, since what you will be able to take […]

Professional Assistance Helps Clear Social Calendar for Retirement Community Residents
February 27, 2006 12:00 am

Professional Assistance Helps Clear Social Calendar for Retirement Community Residents

For both Charlie and Doris Bitterli, working at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory was the highlight of their career. Mr. Bitterli spent 41 years as a computer programmer in the lab. He laughs as he points out, “I loved my work. In fact, I didn’t want to retire.” Between stints as a teacher and a teacher’s aide in elementary schools, Mrs. Bitterli, who has a degree in education, worked at the Johns Hopkins lab putting together graphs of […]

Taking the Packing out of Moving: Move Management for Elders
December 21, 2005 12:00 am

Taking the Packing out of Moving: Move Management for Elders

Russell and Katherine Tearney knew they wanted to move, but they had no idea how they were going to complete the task-until they found a moving coordinator. Dr. Russell Tearney and his wife, Katherine, met while attending Virginia Union University in Richmond. The couple has spent their whole lives in education-either as students or as teachers. Dr. Tearney obtained a Ph.D. from Howard University and went on to teach cardiovascular physiology at the University until his retirement. Mrs. Tearney received […]