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May 27, 2016     

Last Chance to Share Your Opinions! NASMM 2016 Satisfaction Survey due by Wednesday, June 1!
NASMM strives to provide you with high quality programs, services and products. The 2016 NASMM Membership Satisfaction Survey asks you to help us identify what we are doing well, and areas where we can improve. Specifically, we are interested in how well our programs, services and products meet your company's needs.

This survey is important. It helps the NASMM Board and staff evaluate current programs and services and determine new areas where we should focus our attention. Please take a few minutes to help your professional association help you! Thank you for your time and support of NASMM.

Please complete this survey by Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:00 pm ET. If your company is owned by more than one individual, please complete this survey together. If you have already completed the survey, we thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

Click here to complete the NASMM 2016 Membership Satisfaction Survey.

Now Accepting Proposals for NASMM 2017!
Join innovators, icons and industry experts as they talk, show and teach! This event is your opportunity to serve as a presenter for the NASMM 2017 Annual. NASMM's three-day conference attracts the best and brightest Senior Move Managers who are looking to advance their career, connect with colleagues and learn new techniques to enhance and expand their Senior Move Management services.

Click here to access the online submission form.

The Best of the Best! Next NASMM A+ Accreditation Window
Opens July 1!

30 NASMM members have achieved the highest level of recognition a Senior Move Management company can earn — NASMM A+ Accreditation, and another dozen have applications in process! If you are planning on pursuing NASMM A+ Accreditation, consider the following:

  • All NASMM A+ Accredited companies are featured first on the Find A Senior Move Manager search on the NASMM website.
  • NASMM A+ Accreditation requirements are increasing later this year.
  • Companies who purchase the NASMM A+ Accreditation Application in now will follow current accreditation guidelines.
  • You can purchase the NASMM A+ Accreditation application at any time, however, there are only four (4) submission windows each year — January, April, July & October.
  • The application allows you to submit your information over time — you can save your work and come in and out of the application.
  • The next application window opens on July 1!

NASMM Welcomes Hannah Bergen — New Industry Partner
NASMM is excited to welcome Hannah Bergen Heirlooms as a new NASMM Industry Partner. As a maker of heirlooming kits, Hannah Bergen Heirlooms offers beautiful, archival tools to identify your client's important family pieces, record their stories and preserve the memories of a life's most cherished objects for generations to come.

Please take a moment to look at Hannah Bergen's heirloom kit and collection of heirlooming tools. They are pleased to offer all NASMM members a 20% discount on all Hannah Bergen Heirloom products purchased on their website Just enter the code "MOVE" at checkout.

Hannah Bergen welcomes the opportunity to share our suggestions on how Hannah Bergen Heirlooms can help you and your clients and look forward to working with you in the future. For more information contact Daryl Leonetti at

Business Owner vs. Entrepreneur
Several years ago, I read a great article by Dean Wesley Smith on how not to shoot your self in the foot as a self-published writer, and one of the points he made was on the difference between an author and a writer. In his words, ´┐ŻAuthors are people who have written and are always looking backward at what they wrote. Writers are people who write and look forward at what they are writing and what they want to write next.´┐Ż I saw a similarity between his definitions of author/writer, and my definitions of entrepreneur and business owner. Let me share.
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Assisted living costs up 11% over 5 years
Year-over-year costs for assisted living rose just 0.8% from 2015 to 2016, according to the Genworth 2016 Cost of Care Study, but the picture doesn't look as rosy when one takes the long view.
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Aging in Place: Listening to Seniors
The book, Independent for Life: Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America (University of Texas Press, 2012) is one of the most comprehensive works on the topic of aging in place I've ever read.
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Provider Proves Social Media Pays Off for Senior Living
Northbridge Companies, a privately owned senior housing developer, owner and management business, has been heavily investing in its social media department for a decade, and it's paying off. About 70% of the company's new leads come from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and outside referral companies.
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The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is the leading membership organization for Senior Move Managers in the United States, Canada and abroad. NASMM is recognized for its innovative programs and expertise related to Senior Move Management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults.

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Phone: 877.606.2766