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Senior Relocation Made Easy

Moving can be a daunting task for anyone, but it can be particularly challenging for seniors. As we age, the physical and emotional demands of relocating can become overwhelming. That’s why it’s essential to have a moving plan in place if you’re planning a relocation for yourself or a senior in your life.

At Above Average Moving, we understand the unique needs of our senior clients, and we're here to help make the process as stress-free as possible. In this guide, we'll cover home safety for older adults, the challenges that come with senior relocation, and a moving checklist for seniors.


Ensure a Seamless Relocation for the Senior in Your Life

Let Above Average Moving help with your next senior relocation by learning how to keep your home safe, the challenges that seniors face when relocating, and a comprehensive checklist:

Two seniors moving packed boxes, demonstrating a senior relocation.
Are you planning a relocation for yourself or a senior in your life?

Home Safety for Older Adults

One of the primary concerns when relocating seniors is ensuring their new home is safe and accessible. It's essential to evaluate the living space and make necessary modifications to accommodate any mobility issues or physical limitations. This may include installing grab bars, removing tripping hazards, and ensuring adequate lighting throughout the home.

The NCOA (National Council On Aging) provides a comprehensive guide to help prevent falls and other accidents in a home, whether you’re settling into a new space or planning to relocate.

Challenges of Senior Relocation

Relocating can be emotionally taxing for seniors, as they often have to leave behind cherished memories and familiar surroundings they've grown accustomed to over many years. The transition can bring about feelings of sadness, anxiety, and even grief. 

Additionally, the physical demands of packing, lifting, and moving can be overwhelming for older adults, especially those with limited mobility or health issues. Downsizing can also be a significant challenge, as seniors may need to part with possessions that hold sentimental value, bringing up difficult emotions.

Some of the key challenges seniors face during relocation include:

  • Emotional attachment to their current home and neighborhood

  • Letting go of possessions with sentimental value during downsizing

  • Physical strain of packing and moving heavy items

  • Adapting to new surroundings and routines

  • Concerns about safety and accessibility in the new living space

  • Feeling a loss of independence and control over the situation

  • Anxiety about the changes and uncertainties that come with relocating

It's crucial to be patient, understanding, and provide support throughout the relocation process. Proper planning, open communication, and a compassionate approach can help make the transition smoother and less stressful.

Moving Checklist for Seniors

To ensure a smooth and organized relocation, we've put together a comprehensive moving checklist for seniors:

  1. Start Early: Begin the planning process as early as possible to avoid rushing and added stress.

  2. Declutter and Downsize: Go through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or discard.

  3. Enlist Help: Don't hesitate to ask family members or professional movers for assistance.

  4. Consider Accessibility: Evaluate the new living space and make necessary modifications for accessibility.

  5. Update Records: Notify relevant parties (banks, doctors, etc.) of your new address.

  6. Pack Essentials: Keep essential items (medications, important documents, etc.) readily accessible.

  7. Hire Professional Movers: Enlist the services of a reputable moving company like Above Average Moving to ensure a smooth and stress-free relocation.


At Above Average Moving, we understand the unique challenges and emotional aspects of moving for older adults. We take the time to listen to your concerns, provide personalized attention, and handle your belongings with the utmost care.

Whether you're downsizing to a smaller home or transitioning to an assisted living facility, our experienced movers are here to support you every step of the way. We'll take care of the heavy lifting, and packing and unpacking, allowing you to focus on settling into your new home with ease.

Call us at (608) 556-7980 or message us to learn more about how we help make the moving process stress-free and positive for you.


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