Holidays are a good time to talk about aging parents’ living situation

Friday November 30, 2012

A Tempo Senior Move is a new local resource offering assistance for elders and their families in what can be a difficult transition of changing living situations. As the holidays near, families gather and talk about many things, with visits often involving aging parents. Enabling seniors to maintain autonomy over a move from their home of many years to more practical facilities, A Tempo Senior Move helps alleviate stress caused by these changes.

A Tempo Senior Move plans and organizes a move, and helps set up the new residence. A partial roster of services includes developing an overall move plan to a one-level home, residential care complex, or nursing home, or an "age in place" plan; downsizing or right-sizing belongings; organizing and sorting goods and valuables for future use or profitable disposal; and all the many details involved in a change or move from the current living situation to a more suitable lifestyle. Retirees and their families are invited to use only the services they desire, as A Tempo Senior Move provides a flexible fee structure.

A Tempo Senior Move is so named by its owner Alice Abraham because, as a former librarian, her specialty was music. Her use of the musical direction a tempo (Italian for in time) reflects that her firm’s services are designed to help her clients and their families resume their original pace after a transition. Alice says, "A Tempo will put the ‘ahh’ - sigh of relief - into your move as we take care of all the logistics and help you with the decisions involved in your transition."

A Tempo Senior Move will handle the many aspects people experience in a transition and allow those involved to avoid feeling overwhelmed by a lifetime of memories. Alice will help her clients embrace these memories by creating a more pleasant experience. An additional service, unique to A Tempo Senior Move, is the opportunity to make professionally recorded stories about family and friends as told by the senior(s) in their own voice. A Tempo Senior Move will produce a CD or audio file to preserve a loved one’s spoken or sung words.

You’re invited to visit the website at, or to call Alice Abraham, the founder of A Tempo Senior Move, LLC, at 802-874-4473. Alice welcomes your questions and will discuss her firm’s abilities to help with this important transition in your or your family member’s life. Alice is uniquely qualified, combining organizational skills with her compassion for and understanding of seniors. Consider letting A Tempo Senior Move conduct your move so you can remain composed.

More than 10,000 baby boomers have been retiring every day since January 2011. That’s reason enough to think that the services offered by A Tempo Senior Move are very timely. This business, the first Senior Move firm based in Vermont, provides valuable help with transitions for seniors throughout the state, regionally in New England and beyond.

A Tempo Senior Move is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.


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