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What is NASMM?

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. As the only professional association in the country devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later life transition issues, NASMM members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults.

Founded in 2002, NASMM:

  • promotes awareness of the senior move field to consumers and other aging services professionals
  • advances the professional competence of its members through training and continuing education
  • encourages the delivery of client-centered senior move services with compassion and integrity
  • proudly hosts a national referral network of nearly 500 senior move management companies throughout the United States and Canada

NASMM is nationally recognized for its innovative programs, leadership and expertise on issues related to senior move management, transition and relocation issues affecting older adults.

Mission Statement

The mission of NASMM is to facilitate the physical and emotional aspects of relocation for older adults, to increase industry awareness, to establish a national referral network, to enhance the professional competence of members, and to promote the delivery of our services with compassion and integrity.

Code of Ethics

In 2004, fifty NASMM members collaborated to define the core values and principles of behavior for the new industry of senior move management. It was both an exhilarating opportunity and an awesome responsibility. The NASMM Code of Ethics is the product of their efforts.

The purpose of the NASMM Code of Ethics is to clarify and guide the conduct of our members so that the goals and values of our profession are both reflected and advanced. To view the NASMM Code of Ethics in its entirety, please see NASMMís website www.nasmm.org and go to the ďAbout NASMMĒ tab.

National Association of Senior Move Managers
PO Box 209, Hinsdale, IL 60522
630.230.3594 fax

History of NASMM

The NASMM story begins with modern technology meeting old fashioned relationship building. In the late 1990s, in various corners of the country, a few inspired people quietly began helping older adults move from their long time family homes into assisted living facilities, continuing care campuses, apartments, and other living arrangements. These senior move managers, as they called themselves, worked on their challenging, new businesses all day - sorting and packing the client's personal possessions, space planning, hanging pictures, organizing estate and tag sales, and distributing goods to charity and adult children. Then, late at night, these same individuals would surf the internet, hoping to locate others who shared their passion for transitioning older adults.

In October 2002, 22 high-spirited individuals from 16 companies came together as strangers in Arlington, VA to discuss developing a professional association specifically designed for the senior move industry. That long weekend of shared laughter and incredibly intense hard work resulted in the formation of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). These 22 founding members crafted a mission statement for the new organization and identified the various tasks required to transform their ideas into reality. Over that first winter, assigned teams worked on the daunting responsibilities of board formation, membership design and process, not-for-profit incorporation, website development, database management, member education and member benefits. The founding members' shared vision began to form a single, compelling identity - NASMM.

In November 2003, a defining moment in NASMM's history occurred as the Board and members proudly hosted the first annual NASMM conference when sixty five people from 48 senior move companies assembled in suburban Philadelphia. Since that time, the annual conference participation has grown to over 300 attendees, and NASMMís membership includes more than 500 senior move management companies throughout the United States and Canada.

National Association of Senior Move Managers
PO Box 209, Hinsdale, IL 60522
630.230.3594 fax

Reprinted with Permission - 2010 - nasmm.org

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