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“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” Paul Coehlo

I will be saying goodbye to Delaware and hello to life in Maine at the end of June. Smooth Transitions Delaware will not be accepting new clients in 2020, however, we will continue to serve our existing clients through April.

All of our clients have said hello in one way or another to a new chapter in their life. A move, death, illness, or desire to simplify has led to change. Thank you for the lessons learned, the stories shared, the hugs given and most importantly for trusting us to help you through a difficult process. I am grateful to have been part of the team making that change easier.

If you need help with moving, downsizing or organizing we have compiled a list of resources below. Click on any of the links to open them in a new window.

Senior Move Management and Organizing

National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)
www.nasmm.org

National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO)
www.napo.net

Alison Kero Organizing
Alison Kero, Owner
www.alisonkero.com
646-831-9625

Morgan Organizers
Michèle Morgan, Owner
www.morganorganizers.com
301-787-4010

Squared Away Today
Stephanie Robinson, CEO
302-270-8191
www.squaredawaytoday.com

Movers

First-Rate Movers
Brett Hyson, Owner
302-703-9981
www.firstratede.com

Mary’s Touch Moving & Packing
Mary Nicholson, Owner
302-745-1272
www.marystouchmoving.business.site

Auctioneer

Allen + Marshall
Dave Marshall, Owner
www.amauctions.com
410-835-0384

Green Gavel Auction
Ben Twilley, Auctioneer
www.greengavelauction.com
302-734-2432

Realtors

Active Adults Realty
Kathy Sperl-Bell, Owner Broker
302-424-1890
www.activeadultsdelaware.com

Jenn Barrows, Realtor and President
Barrows & Associates, Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty
302-245-1730
www.barrowsandassociates.com

Junk Removal

1-800-GOT-JUNK

Storage

Delaware Beach Storage
www.debeachstorage.com
302-644-7774

Staging and Design

ReIMAGINATION DESIGN
Lucille Cavan, Owner
www.reimaginationdesign.com
401-742-2632

In-Home Help (non-nursing)

Griswold Care
Beth Copeland, Director
www.griswoldhomecare.com/sussex-kent-county
302-703-0130

Seniors Helping Seniors
Amy McDermott, Owner
302-858-7330
www.seniorcarerehoboth.com

Useful Websites

Smooth Transitions – Company Home Page: www.movingforseniors.com

With over 60 locations in the United States and New Zealand, Smooth Transitions provides expertise in Senior Move Management to hundreds of families each year. Need assistance outside of Delaware? Click the link to find a Smooth Transitions location in your area.

Caregiver Toolkit – From A Place for Mom Senior Living Advisors

This is a free resource to help you care for your aging loved ones. Offers a variety of checklist, trackers, worksheets and advice to help you find the best option for your family member. 

  • Planning – Caregiver checklsists
  • Organizing – Information trackers
  • Financing – Tools to help you maximize the budget
  • Caring – Worksheets to help you care for yourself too
  • Joan Lunden’s Tips for visiting aging parents

Senior Living Options – www.SeniorGudiance.org

A free, comprehensive, national resource on senior living options and resources.

  • Independent through assisted living,
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities,
  • Memory care and more 
  • Available State and Federal support services for seniors
  • Best places to retire in each state
  • Cost of living information

Assisted Living Options – http://www.caring.com

A free guide to the types of care available and resources for understanding the options.

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Home Care
  • Information for Caregivers

A Good Night’s Sleep is Important at Any Age! – www.SleepHelp.org

A free resource that covers the symptoms and solutions of sleep problems in older adults, including:

  • Sleep needs as you age
  • Insomnia
  • Improving sleep without medication
  • Alzheimer’s and sleep

News and Articles

Check out Smooth Transitions Delaware in the local press!

What is it like to work with us? Read Roz’s story!

Smoothing Family Dynamics!

Smooth Transitions Delaware Opens

Feeling frustrated and confused talking with a loved one who suffers from dementia?  This Washington Post article is excellent and offers some tips on how to enjoy your time with your loved one rather than feeling defeated.

Dementia makes communication difficult, but some steps make it easier