I’m intrigued by Sherwin Williams’ new “Senior Living Colors” that provide retirement/independent living homes with color pallets designed specifically for seniors.
From Independence color schemes that are “a favorite of seniors who crave spaces that reflect their culturally active lifestyles” to Memory which helps “aging eyes see better by highlighting the location of certain rooms or pathways,” these pallets are a jewel.
Here at the NASMM conference for Senior Move Managers, I spent three hours in a space planning session yesterday with ViewIT Technologies. Amazed to hear that even in high-end, new, pricey facilities there are still obvious signs that designers are not consulting health care professionals. Rooms that are all beige – from carpets to linoleum to walls and shower curtains – are potential hazards for seniors with eyesight difficulties when there’s no color and contrast. Mirrored closet doors create confusion when a resident tries to walk across the room and hits the mirror instead, falling to the floor.
I’m excited to be engaging with so many experienced, caring professionals this week. The Senior Move Industry is growing leaps and bounds as more seniors and their caretakers see the value in hiring expert consultants to navigate the challenge of moving into a new home.
We aren’t moving companies. We’re move managers. We’re there to make sure the area rug is removed, so our client doesn’t trip and fall. We’re there to make sure that on the first morning she wakes up in her new home, she knows that her toothbrush will be exactly where she always keeps it – to the left side of her kleenex box. We’re there to relieve stress, reduce the chaos of a move, provide feedback to distant family members. We’re there to be an advocate in the middle of a challenging and sometimes daunting transition.
If you have a loved one who is considering a move to a new home this year, please call me to set up a free introduction of our Senior Move Management services. I’d be honored to share with you all the ways we can make those decisions easier for your whole family.
I can be reached at sarah@GigHarborHomeManagement.com or 253.225.4864