How to Cope Successfully During a Senior Move

Seniors face stress and difficulties when moving, but with a litle preplanning and organization this transition can be an easy process.
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Oct. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released an article that discusses the stress and difficulties seniors face when moving. Health issues, financial circumstances or loss of a spouse are often the significant life changes that cause seniors to have to “rightsize.” This is a big change having to relocate from a place that has been called “home” and provided comfort to them for years. This transition can be an easy process with a little preplanning and organizing to help them gain control of the situation.

Excerpts from article:

There is more to a successful move than just effectively organizing and purging your belongings. There are many factors to consider for it to go smoothly.  This list of questions, developed by the editors of the state of California’s ‘’Aging and Long Term Care” web page, helps you cope with the emotional demands of moving and think ahead for ultimate preparedness for yourself or a senior loved one.

Checklist for the Best Planned Move

•   Is there a specific timeframe for moving?
•   If so, are there other resources you need to enlist for help in meeting your goal?
•   Which personal items or furniture will help to create the mood you want in your new home?
•   Who will help you evaluate which of your possessions will best fit in your new home?
•   Is there a room design or configuration you need in the bedroom or living room to feel centered and comfortable in the new home?
•   Do you have memorabilia and religious or spiritual possessions that will help you maintain your identity in the new community?
•   Who will accompany you on your moving date? And who will visit daily for the first week, or even the first month?
•   Is there a specific ceremony, ritual, or blessing that you would like for your new home before you move in?
•   Would you like to send personal moving notices to let friends and distant family know about your new home? How do you plan to notify people about your upcoming move and send invitations to visit?

This press release contains only small excerpts from its original source. To read the full length of, How to Cope Successfully During a Senior Move, visit our Senior Care Library at

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.

About SCSA

SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how these factors work together. For more information about SCSA and its educational course, please visit

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