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Tennessee Tornadoes Spur Senior Move Managers to Aid Elderly in Crisis
Date:2/8/2008

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"The tornadoes this week really drove home the need to get critical information on a vulnerable senior population to people on the ground working to ensure their safety." said Derek Preston, CEO of SNAPforSeniors. "Because we're the only source for complete listings on all licensed senior care facilities in the United States, we were able to work with NASMM to quickly produce reports on where these communities are and how to reach them. Senior move managers have dedicated training and are certified to assist this unique population in the transition to alternative housing and we were happy to assist them."

"Senior move managers have a profound connection to the clients they serve," said Mary Kay Buysse, executive director of NASMM. "A disaster that displaces a senior and destroys their belongings is especially disquieting for this vulnerable population. Our members are ready to offer their expertise and assistance to help seniors affected by the tornadoes."

For more information about NASMM go to http://www.nasmm.org. Click on the "Find a Senior Move Manager" button to view a list of insured service providers by geographic location.

To see a map of senior housing facilities affected by the tornadoes, go to http://www.snapforseniors.com/CorporateLinks/News/SuperTuesdayStormImpact.a spx.

To learn more about the role of the senior move manager: http://www.nasmm.org/faqs/faqs.html

About NASMM

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a 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. The senior move industry i
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