Silver Linings Transitions, a senior move management company, helps people find the “Silver Lining” in their new living arrangements. Whether it’s aging in place or moving to a smaller, easier to maintain home giving them more time to enjoy life or into an assisted living residence where they are free from cooking and washing dishes, Jami uses her own experience as a ten year cancer survivor to point out that aging is for the lucky.
Recognizing the environmental impact of moving, Silver Linings Transitions strives to find homes for everything and re-uses whatever packing supplies can be re-used safely. This includes utilizing plastic bins and re-using boxes. Another way we help the environment and community is by packing “Moving Kits” shared with Interfaith Community Services. Participating clients who are downsizing allow the Silver Linings Transitions team to assemble and package together these kits from their discarded items. This includes sheets, towels, pots and pans and other necessities a person or family will need as they transition from shelters to their own homes.
In 2001, Jami worked for a large corporation and was pregnant with her first child. She approached the company about job sharing or part time work, but was told “no”. Jami left the company and began a more than 10 year real estate career. While real estate offered, flexibility, working nights and weekends made it tough when her children were in school and no longer home during the day. Jami also had a strong desire to make a difference in the world and be a role model for her three daughters.
Jami tells people “Silver Linings Transitions is the company for which I was looking to work.”
Working as a Realtor, especially during the time people were losing their homes to foreclosure, gave Jami the empathy needed to work with seniors who often are leaving their homes (some by choice and some by necessity). She says much of juggling between selling a home and buying another one gave her the skills necessary to coordinate the move for seniors.
So far more than 12 women have joined the Silver Linings Transitions team. The benefits of working for Silver Linings Transitions include career and management training, a collaborative working environment, flexible work schedules with most hours (except for move days) between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., profit sharing and bonuses, and most importantly, fulfilling and meaningful work.
Move management services include floor planning and space design for the new residence; sensitive and guided decisions in the sorting process including identifying the right charities for donations; mindful packing and unpacking with an environmental consciousness; photo organization and a meaningful way to honor and preserve the lifetime of memories created in their homes.
For clients who remain in their homes, Silver Linings Transitions is able to help organize and de-clutter the home to improve safety.
While Silver Linings Transitions specializes in seniors, they are able to help anyone transitioning from one home to the other.