Advocating on behalf of the elderly was one of Dee Mele’s main objectives when she became a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers back in 2013.
About two years later, Mele opened her in-home business called Home Again Transitions on June 15.
As a senior move-management company, Mele’s business specializes in all aspects of relocation, including downsizing, arranging shipments and storage, professional packing and unpacking, and setting up a move-in-ready home.
“I’ve always wanted to be a business owner but this particular business I felt really suited me because I’ve been advocating for and caring for my mother who has had Alzheimer’s for several years now,” Mele said.
In addition to helping older adults relocate, Mele’s business will also provide aging-in-place services and a resource list of related professionals.
“I just feel there needs to be more folks advocating for older adults,” Mele said. “The older adult population is just going to be exploding here. The Baby Boomers are aging now and there needs to be more services for seniors out there.”
Mele said she’s received positive feedback from the community and is networking with other businesses that service the senior community.
She is hopeful that in five years she’ll be able to offer pro-bono services for people who can’t afford to move on their own. Relocating services aren’t usually covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
Kelsey Leyva can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @TWE_KelseyLeyva on Twitter.
Home Again Transitions owner Dee Mele helps seniors move to the right living spaces.