What's the Hardest Part When Making a Later-in-Life Move? - Halo Senior Solutions
What’s the Hardest Part When Making a Later-in-Life Move?

Moving is Hard!

Moving can be an emotionally and physically draining experience, especially when it
comes to relocating from a long-time home to a downsized home or retirement
community. As the owner of HALO Senior Solutions, a relocation project management
company for later-in-life moves, I have seen first-hand the chaos that can ensue when
attempting to manage such a move on your own: Tension between loved ones, family
split on direction and indecisiveness, financial disagreements, downright disconnect from
parents and children, and arguing all lead families to a fractured state.  Remember, you all
have to have Thanksgiving dinner together in the future!

Since none of us are trained to handle this type of move and it usually happens when it’s least expected (or the timing is not good), the emotional powder keg is just waiting to be lit.

Relocating Difficulties:

There are many difficulties when relocating, here are just a few:

  • Sorting through a lifetime of possessions can be overwhelming and emotionally
  • The logistics of packing and transporting belongings can quickly become
    complicated and stressful.
  • Selling a home or terminating a lease can involve a great deal of paperwork and
  • Finding a new home that meets your needs and budget can be a challenging and
    time-consuming process.
  • Coordinating with multiple service providers such as movers, real estate agents,
    and retirement communities can be confusing and frustrating.
  • Managing the physical demands of packing, loading, and unloading can be
    exhausting, especially for seniors or those with physical limitations.

Given the many challenges of relocating as we get older, it is easy to understand why
so many people find it daunting. If you give thought to all the moving parts and pieces
and companies involved, it can make your head spin. Not to mention, who has the time
to manage this large of a project, much less the expertise?

For this reason,  I advise my clients to work with a project management company like mine,
HALO Senior Solutions.

Here are just a few ways we can help with your relocation:

  • We have extensive experience with all aspects of relocation, and we can help
    guide you through the process with ease.
  • We can help you sort through your possessions, decide what to keep, donate or
    sell, and make arrangements for the items you no longer need.
  •  We can manage all the logistics of packing, loading, and unloading your
    belongings, ensuring that everything arrives at your new home safely.
  • We can handle the paperwork and legalities involved in selling or terminating a
    lease, making the process as straightforward as possible.
  • We can help you find a new home that meets your needs and budget, and we
    can negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you get the best possible deal.
  • We can coordinate with service providers on your behalf, taking the burden off  your shoulders.
  • We can provide physical assistance and support throughout the process, ensuring that you are not left to manage everything on your own.

In conclusion, relocating from a long-time home to a downsized home or retirement
community can be a challenging and overwhelming experience. However, by working
with a project management company like HALO, you can save time, hassle, and money,
and most importantly, ease your stress and the strain put on the entire family.


Financial Services

Often it can be finances that prevents a senior move when it’s needed. We can connect you with a HALO Certified Financial Services company that has many options to make a move work for you.

Home Repairs

Often to get a home ready to sell, it needs a little TLC to get the most dollars. We can connect you with a HALO Certified Home Repair company that’s perfect for your repair needs.

Elder Law Issues

There are many things to consider with a senior move. An elder law attorney can be extremely helpful during the process. We can connect you with a HALO Certified Elder Law attorney that can help.

Moving Coordination

With many companies that have to be involved with a move to a new location, it’s often helpful to have the experience of a company that has coordinated it all many times. We will connect you with a HALO Certified Moving Coordination company that you can trust.

Sorting/Packaging Services

One of the many time consuming pieces of a senior move is sorting and packing the things you want to take to your new place. We can connect you with a HALO Certified company that specializes in this work, and remove that burden for you.

Home Clean Outs

One of the finishing touches to any move is to remove all of the unwanted items so that the house can be cleaned to sell. This may mean many trips to places like Goodwill or the dump. We can connect you with a HALO Certified Clean Out company to complete that for you.

Estate Sales

When downsizing to a smaller place, estate sales often can be a great way to not only get rid of unwanted things, but also can generate some additional money for the move. We can connect you with a HALO Certified Estate Sales company to help.

Home Sales

Do you have a home to sell? One of the most challenging things for people to move into a new place is selling their old place. We put you in touch with a HALO Certified Realtor to get the job done right.

Tech Support

Devices can be difficult to manage. We can provide technical support and training to help you or a loved one solve technical issues, set up your new devices and gain confidence in using your electronics.


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