Last weekend’s article, “Downsizing pros who help seniors move to smaller quarters find charities getting pickier” in the Star Tribune by John Ewoldt @stribEwoldt hit the mark about the challenges of downsizing for baby boomers. It’s no surprise that there is such a need for helping seniors move since they are the fastest growing segment of the population, as mentioned by Mary Kay Buysse, executive director of the National Association of Senior Move Managers, of which I am a member. I help sort, save, and sell items before a move. I explain the perceived value of some belongings do not bear out for items like china, crystal, or specialty figurines which is hard for some who are ready to downsize but not ready to let go.
John and I spoke about his article as he prepared for print. Elder care services are variable and growing to meet the needs of the senior population and there is room for all of us to assist. This is a tough process and it’s important to have as much information as available. I am glad we continue to raise awareness of the growing need for baby boomers and beyond.