Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Senior Move Manager (SMM)?
A professional who specializes in assisting older adults & their families with the emotional, physical & organizational challenges of relocation or 'Aging in Place".
What is "Aging in Place"?
The process of analyzing & altering a space to make it safe & comfortable for a senior who prefers to remain in the existing home. Among other things, this may require reorganizing the space, decluttering it of goods & installing any necessary safety devices.
What is NASMM?
The National Association of Move Managers is the leading membership organization for Senior Move Managers in the United States, Canada & abroad. All members are insured & abide by a strict code of conduct related to safety, ethics and accountability. www.nasmm.org
What Geographic Area Does SAGE Serve?
Based in Cobourg Ontario, SAGE supports the many communities stretching east from Toronto to Kingston and north through Peterborough & the Kawarthas. As a member of NASMM, SAGE works cooperatively with SMM practitioners across North America to coordinate stress-free relocations for mutual clients.
Who Benefits From the Services of Senior Move Managers?
SAGE and other SMM's provide relocation services for seniors & the many stakeholders who have a vested interest in seniors. This includes family & friends, realtors, attorneys, estate liquidators, financial advisors, health care providers, senior living communities, bank & trust officers, social service practitioners etc.
What About Pricing?
Every project is unique in its scope & requirements. All projects are outlined in a formal quotation & finalized with a signed contract. Pricing is determined by size & complexity of each job & based on an hourly rate of $50 - 75/hour depending upon the combination of services required.
What is the Difference Between a Mover & a Senior Move Manager?
The movers SAGE works with provide packing & moving services. SAGE provides all the rest (i.e. organizing goods, decluttering homes, redistributing goods, creating floor plans, arranging special storage, unpacking and setting up of new home, overseeing movers etc.). The two services are complimentary to one another.
Can Senior Move Managers Work in Cooperation With the Senior & Family?
Some seniors & family members like to be actively involved in select aspects of the relocation. We encourage this! Our value comes in taking care of the things that you simply cannot or do not wish to do. We work in partnership with you to get it all done.