We had a group of four move my Mom from Oscoda, MI to Livonia, MI. They did a great job (Mike, Chad, Josh, Nick) I would definitely recommend this crew. They were very personable, fair and did all they could to help move my Mother quickly yet with care.
Senior Moving Assistance
Wheaton’s Moving Services for Older Adults
Moving, for seniors, often comes with a handful of both physical and emotional strains. That’s because when you move as an older adult, there’s a good chance you’ve got more belongings, items of higher value and are in need of more assistance with moving than when you were younger. More than just the items themselves, older adults typically move a lot of memories. That’s where we come in!
Our Services to Help Seniors Move
At Wheaton, we are dedicated and passionate about providing you, or the older adults in your life, with services that’ll make your move as worry-free as possible. Whether the next chapter of your life is transitioning to a senior community or you need to downsize (or rightsize, rather), we’re the full-service moving company for your next relocation.
We Care About Your Move. We Care About You.
Moving is a big deal, and your partner in moving shouldn’t treat it as anything less. You’ve got a lifetime of memories collected and the items to prove it. We’re here to make sure that you and your belongings get to your new home hassle-free.
Choosing the right mover can make or break your relocation experience. There’s no denying that there’s a lot to navigate during relocation. Things like packing and unpacking, downsizing to a smaller home and figuring out how to move heavy objects can all be handled seamlessly by Wheaton World Wide.
Silver Certification: Moving Made Easy for Older Adults
Wheaton is a Certified Moving Company for Seniors
The Silver Service Certification program is a comprehensive training program provided to our agents. Many Wheaton agents have invested the time to become Silver Certified, which means we recognize the emotional and physical challenges of moving as an older adult. Moving seniors takes a specific skill set that Wheaton agents are equipped with.
If you’re an older adult planning a move, look for the Wheaton Silver Certified logo. When you see that logo, you get the confidence of knowing that the program is endorsed by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and that your move is in great hands.
Legacy List: Downsize With the Experts
Preparing for a move is about more than just gathering and packing your stuff… It’s about growth and new beginnings. There’s a good chance that your aging parents will need to do some downsizing as they move to their new home—they have years of belongings to sort through!
That’s why Wheaton World Wide is a proud supporter of the series “Legacy List” with Matt Paxton. Legacy List is an Emmy-nominated TV show focused on helping folks declutter and transition during a home relocation. Learn more about our partnership with Legacy List.
Sit Back, Relax and Let Wheaton Do the Heavy Lifting
Wheaton has the skills and knowledge to make sure your belongings arrive at your new home safely. Our goal is to put your heart and mind at ease along the way. We understand the difference between moving a young family and moving older adults—and we put that understanding into action on moving day. To get started with your Wheaton move or to get more moving resources for seniors, get in touch with your local, Silver Certified Wheaton agent.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there are moving companies that offer specialized moving services for older adults. For example, the best moving companies for seniors are Silver Certified (like many Wheaton agents). If a moving company is Silver Certified, it means they have gone through a training program for relocating older adults. If you’re an older adult looking to move or you’re looking for help moving your elderly parent, keep your eyes peeled for the Silver Certified logo.
Moving during any stage of life can be difficult. However, moving as an older adult comes with additional challenges. You can assist your loved one by sorting, packing, downsizing and most importantly, providing emotional support. A Silver Certified moving company, like Wheaton, can help with the logistics. Learn more about how to help your elderly parents move!
Yes. Whether your parents are moving down the street or across the country, Wheaton can help. We have experience executing thousands of interstate moves, so you can be confident your loved one’s move is in good hands.
Wheaton provides both storage and packing options. Our packing services can take care of everything from wrapping fragile items to packing your entire home. This can be particularly helpful for older adults who may have difficulty with the physical aspects of packing. We offer both short and long-term storage solutions, which can be useful when downsizing or for temporary storage during the moving process.
The timeframe for scheduling a move can depend on a variety of factors, including the time of year and the complexity of the move. However, it is generally a good idea to reach out to a moving company at least six to eight weeks in advance of your older adult move. This allows time for planning, packing and addressing any unexpected issues that may arise.
To recognize and avoid rogue movers, older adults should look out for the following red flags:
- The mover provides a low estimate without conducting a thorough inspection of your belongings.
- They demand a large deposit before the move.
- The company’s website has no local address and no information about their registration or insurance.
- The mover claims all items are covered by their insurance.
- They use rental trucks rather than their own fleet of vehicles.
To avoid such scams, always research the moving company thoroughly. Check if they are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), read online reviews and ask for recommendations from trusted friends or family members.
Wheaton World Wide is committed to providing high-quality, trustworthy moving services. We are fully licensed and insured, offer detailed, transparent estimates and do not demand large deposits before the move. Our staff is trained to work with older adults and many of our agents are Silver Certified. Plus, we offer an array of resources to make the moving process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
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