Thanks to modern medicine and rapid advancement of new technology, the average lifespan for the human species has increased dramatically. The average life expectancy in ancient Greece and Rome was 28 years old. Fast forward to industrialized regions in the early 21st century, life expectancy has increased to 78 years old. It’s proven that the […]
Senior moving doesn’t have to break the bank, it can actually be quite affordable. How, you ask? Start by creating a realistic budget – a budget that you feel comfortable with. If you are rightsizing and are not sure how to budget your expenditures, ask a professional accountant or a friend who can help you. […]
As fall approaches and we say good bye to the heat and humidity and hello to the crisp air, colorful leaves and pumpkins; and before we know it, snow, many northerners are preparing for their annual move to warmer climates. These seniors are commonly referred to as “Snowbirds” and are known for their annual migration, […]
On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan introduced Proclamation 5847 to the United States of America. The proclamation, signed on that day, declared August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day in the United States, to be celebrated every year in celebration of the elderly in America.
Harriette Thompson lives in a Charlotte, North Carolina retirement home. A classically trained pianist with three Carnegie Hall performances under her belt, Thompson is also a cancer survivor, having fought off both jaw and skin cancer. To boot, Thompson has raised over $90,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. How? Because Harriette Thompson runs marathons. […]
Grandma loves her rocking chair; so how can you safely ship it to her new home? Simple. If provided the appropriate steps, shipping her rocking chair is going to be a breeze. Below are 5 easy steps to shipping grandma’s rocking chair.
Living a good distance from your parents has both its advantages and disadvantages; as many can attest. One of the disadvantages of living far from mom and dad is trying to help them with their senior move. Moving elderly parents out of their home into an assisted living facility, or even ‘rightsizing’ to a smaller […]
She was an infant when Teddy Roosevelt was sworn into office as President of the United States. She was a toddler for the first-ever World Series and a child when the Ford Model T first entered the marketplace. When she turned 13, Arizona became the 48th state, and by age 18 the world was at […]
Senior moving can put a dent in your budget; which is why it is better to do your homework and be prepared. Start your research by getting multiple free quotes from a wide range of movers. The moving company will tell you the estimated cost of your move after you supply them with everything you […]
Talking to someone about rightsizing can be difficult; for a parent who has lived in their home for decades, it can be a daunting task. Moves for Seniors wants to help you, help your parents right size with compassion and empathy. Below are excellent ideas on how to talk to your parents about rightsizing.