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For 60 years, Connie Strow grew up and raised her family in the Lakewood area home built by her father. When she was ready to downsize and move to the nearby C.C. Young Retirement Community last year, the 84-year-old didn’t trust any moving company to help deal with the physical and emotional change...

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“Bigger is better” may be the motto of many house hunters, but a sizable number of people want to downsize with their next home purchase. With a smaller house comes less space, and culling all the “stuff” is a big challenge...

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When downsizing is needed, senior movers will arrange estate sales, locate and deliver items to storage facilities or arrange donations to charities. Costs vary, according to Mary Kay Buysse, executive director of NASMM; the association requires owners to provide estimates to clients, but hourly rates range from $30 to $90 depending on where customers live...

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Most of us hate moving. The hassles of organizing, packing and finally schlepping the entire haul to a new place is a pain. For seniors, the experience can be not only a major life disruption but an emotionally painful one as they leave a home where they’ve raised children and created cherished memories, many of which are tied up in their belongings....

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