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June 10, 2016     

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.

NASMM 2016 Membership Satisfaction Survey Results!
Thank you to the members who submitted their thoughts about the value of NASMM membership. The NASMM Board and staff have reviewed the results are delighted to see the level of satisfaction within the membership.

Click here to view the NASMM 2016 Satisfaction Survey InfoGraphic.

New! Customizable NASMM Ad Now Available
NASMM is pleased to provide you with a new tool to assist you in your marketing. A full page and half page ad/flyer is now available in both full and half page sizes with an area to co-brand with your company information. Visit the "Marketing Tools" section of "MyNASMM," download the file into Microsoft Word and customize the text box with your logo and contact information.

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 EverPresent, Inc. — New Industry Partner
NASMM is pleased to welcome EverPresent, Inc. as a new NASMM Industry Partner. Headquartered outside of Boston, Massachusetts, EverPresent was founded in 2012 with the goal of becoming "the memories company" for families. EverPresent's team of over 40 photo organizers, technicians, and consultants work with clients across America to digitize irreplaceable old media, organize unwieldy digital photo and video collections, and convert these cherished memories into custom books and videos. For more information, visit the Industry Partner section of MyNASMM or contact Debbie Fenn at or (617) 505-1132.

HomeZada Announces Its Mobile App for Professionals
HomeZada is excited to announce the release of its new HomeZada Professional Mobile app. The new app has a fresh new user interface and is easy to navigate. Professional users can create new properties and take a complete home inventory including itemized lists, photos, documents and more. Professionals can also transfer a property to your client, and we recently introduced a "sharing" feature where you and your homeowner client can access the same property at the same time. Tracking a home inventory can be used for estate planning, moving, and insurance purposes or just being aware of the property contents to help your clients make good decisions regarding their homes.

The new mobile app can manage an unlimited number of different properties for different clients and it gives the Professional the ability to create their own mobile ad displayed to their clients. In addition, the Professional app gives the user the ability to transfer a complete digital copy directly to their client or to share the property with their client in a real time mobile to mobile method that helps support an ongoing professional service. Both Apple and Android apps are available. If you do not have an Apple or Android phone, do not worry, a mobile web version is available to you also. Contact Elizabeth Dodson at 916-467-8007 for more information.

NASMM in the News
Exciting news! Terrific article about Senior Move Management just released on the highly regarded Next Avenue website – public media's first and only national service for America's booming 50+ population.

"When Pat Curry of Augusta, Ga., helped her parents move from Florida to Georgia five years ago, she faced a daunting task. "They had lived in the same house since 1964," says Curry, now 55. Her father has since died, but Curry's mother recently broke her hip, has had mini strokes and is showing signs of dementia. Curry anticipates having to move her to an assisted living facility and this time she's planning to hire a senior move manager." Read more.

New Study Reveals Nation's Clutter Problems as Moving Season Begins
Occurring annually on the Tuesday after Memorial Day, National Moving Day marks the official start of moving season, and one of the busiest days of the year for moving and storage. According to a new study by Wakefield Research for SpareFoot, more than half of Americans describe their home as cluttered and 61 percent believe moving is the best opportunity to declutter their home.
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Long-Term Care in America: Expectations and Preferences for Care and Caregiving
Results from the 2016 Long-Term Care trends poll finds that confidence in the ability to finance long-term care has slightly increased over the past few years yet remains low overall among Americans age 40 and older. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also finds that many people expect to rely on Medicare and Social Security to pay for their long-term care needs as they age, although these programs generally do not cover most long-term care services or costs.
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Senior Housing: The Emotional Side of Moving Your Elderly Parent
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. Our home is our castle - a shelter from the storm. These old sayings and many more indicate how most of us emotionally view our home. For most of us, the feeling is less about how large or how fancy a home is than about it being a place where we belong.
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Age-old Questions
For most of our lives, we ignore the inevitability of aging. The thought of nursing homes and living wills resides far off in the distance: out of sight and out of mind. But watching an elderly parent struggle with growing older can bring the reality of end-of-life issues into focus. And whether you're helping parents who have lost some of their independence or are dealing with it yourself, the process can be a tough one.
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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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