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Antique Roadshow at the Atria Hertlin Place

Posted On: April 14, 2017

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Island Transitions and the Atria Hertlin Place in Ronkonkoma will host an exciting event. Local estate appraiser and antique expert, Irwin Natman, will evaluate any item for its current value that our participants bring in. We will have a delicious buffet and musical entertainment for your enjoyment. Call the Atria at 631-981-1880 to reserve your place.


African Travels

Posted On: April 14, 2017

One of the perks of being a Senior Move Manager is seeing lovely homes. I commented on the beautiful photos of African animals on my client’s wall. Rona said they were taken in Tanzania, when she and her husband were on a safari trip with friends they had met on a Mediterranean cruise. We packed her framed photos as well as travel journals, books and albums of her many exciting exotic trips.

Rona uses an electric scooter to get around and is cared for by 24 hour aides. She now resides in Florida in a one-floor condo, escaping the winter snow for permanent sunshine. Our staff truly enjoyed being around Rona and hearing the stories of her life and travels.


Later Life Moves

Posted On: April 14, 2017

I have had the distinct privilege of working with clients who have a vast knowledge of life and rich experiences. Getting to know Long Island elders in our community has been a blessing. They are honest and tell you what they are thinking, whether they are prompted to or not! I have heard tales of children, spouses and the challenges they have faced. It humbles me to witness their strength and courage amidst the struggle of moving from a lovely old home. It is common for our clients who have 40-60 year old children, to finally be moving out of the home where they raised their children. The emotions surrounding the move are usually more upsetting than the boxes or decisions that need to be made.

Some clients are feeling the loss of their independence as well as grieving the loss of a spouse, family member or friend, while others are fearful of the changes that the future will bring. Many of our clients are dealing with declining health, financial struggles, and legal issues in regards to selling their home as well as the cost of their new living quarters. These are some of the complexities involved in a later life move. Aging is not for the faint of heart. As a Senior Move Manager, it is my honor to serve these individuals in their time of need.


How to Move..Magically!

Posted On: April 12, 2017

In psychology, magical thinking refers to the belief that one’s thoughts can make things happen, or that thinking something is the same as doing it. Margit Novack explores this further in her blog, titled "Moving With Magical Thinking."


Savvy Senior Award

Posted On: May 11, 2016

Savvy Senior Award Day

Sunday, September 20, 2015 New Hyde Park, NY

Island Transitions and the AGES Resource Network celebrated the remarkable lives of Savvy Seniors at the Parker Jewish Institute for Health on Sunday. We crowned our 6th King & Queen at the luncheon event. A wonderful time was had by all who attended, including family and friends joining the nominees. The stories of the volunteerism of our nominees were inspirational. They live each day with the desire to help others, have a positive attitude despite personal challenges and make the world a kinder place.

Savvy Senior nominees 2015