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Finding Peace in the Move: Empowering Families in Senior Living Transitions

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

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Finding Peace in the Move: Empowering Families in Senior Living Transitions with Maureen Longoria, Co-Founder of LivNow Relocation

Moving our loved ones into a senior living community can be one of the most challenging experiences that we go through. We are trying to figure out how to manage not only the move itself but also selling our house, organizing, downsizing, discarding, and possibly donating all that we have acquired in our lifetime. This process can take an emotional toll on us as adult children and our loved ones as well. We talk about how to approach this experience with compassion and empathy when having difficult conversations about this transition.

My guest today is Maureen Longoria, she is the co-founder of LivNow Relocation, a company with over 50 years of corporate relocation experience. They understand the complexity of this life transition and the various aspects that go into it. Maureen also recognizes how stressful and overwhelming it can be, especially for older adults.

During our conversation, we had the opportunity to discuss the common challenges faced during this relocation process and how to handle the emotional toll it can have on families and older adults. We explored why having a third party can be helpful while navigating this emotionally charged move.

Maureen shares advice for adult children who are going through this process for the first time and informs us on the entire process, starting from the initial consultation until the move-in day. We also touched upon how LivNow Relocation keeps up-to-date on the latest trends and practices in the industry and what the future of senior living relocation services might look like, along with the many ways their profit-for-purpose company supports families.

This interview with Maureen Longoria sheds light on the intricacies of moving our loved ones into senior living communities and provides valuable insights for anyone navigating this phase of life.

LivNow Relocation is honored and excited to be included in the Summer 2023 cohort for the AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP!

Listen to our episode HERE.

Maureen shares about:

  • How LivNow Relocation understands the complexity and stress of this transition, especially for older adults.

  • Discussed common challenges faced during the relocation process.

  • Explored ways to handle the emotional toll on families and older adults.

  • Importance of having a third-party, like LivNow Relocation, to assist during the move.

  • Advice for adult children going through this process for the first time.

  • Explained the process from the initial consultation to the move-in day.

  • LivNow Relocation stays up-to-date on the latest trends and practices in the industry.

  • Discussed the future of senior living relocation services.

  • LivNow Relocation is a profit-for-purpose company that supports families.

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About Maureen Longoria & LivNow Relocation

Maureen Longoria is obsessed with finding ways to make a later in life move less stressful and

overwhelming. Drawing on her 25+ years in leadership positions in corporate relocation, she

has helped hundreds of corporations move their employees around the world and is on a

mission to change the way older adults transition into Senior Living Communities. Maureen

recognizes the void in support for older adults and is committed to bringing executive class

services to residents moving into 55+ and Senior Living Communities. She is also committed to

providing older adults with technology specific to their relocation needs to give them easy

access to all their relocation information.

Maureen is also passionate about building a ‘profit for purpose’ company that is focused on

sustainability and giving back to the Senior Living Communities. “Everything we do at LivNow

Relocation will be ‘a good move’!” From bringing shelf stable food to food pantries to making

sure our client’s treasures are repurposed. ‘Everyone at LivNow will bring empathy and care to

everything we do’.

Maureen has worked for several large Relocation Management Companies and Global Van Lines

during her career. She is a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), a Global Mobility Specialist

(GMS) and has earned a FIDI Diploma from the FIDI Global Alliance. Maureen has held roles on

numerous boards and committees including the Chicago Relocation Council, HRMAC (Human

Resource Management Association of Chicago) Interest Groups, ERC Worldwide Planning

Committee, ERC Worldwide Charitable Foundation, and been a volunteer at BEDS Homeless

Shelter for over 20 years.

When Maureen isn’t obsessing about how to deliver happier residents to Senior Living

Communities, you can find her in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, three kids

(who are all Dayton Flyers!), and 2 dogs. She loves long wine filled dinners with her extended family and friends, and can often be found riding her bike, working out, or reading a good non-

fiction book. When possible, she loves

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