The move would have been impossible without you.
Bonnie Bryant assisted my Mother to move from her 3 bedroom, 2000 sf home, which she had lived in since 1962 to a beautiful seniors’ facility where Mom was able to live independently except for her meals that were served in the dining room. Mom was 84 at the time of this move; my Dad had died 4 years earlier. Mom was not doing well living on her own but at the same time it was very difficult for her to consider moving from the family home. Mom was filled with sadness whenever she considered leaving the family home. She also felt overwhelmed thinking about finding a new place to live and all the things she would have to do once she made the decision to move. Bonnie was very supportive and understanding as Mom worked through her emotions surrounding the decision to move. Bonnie researched the type of housing that my Mom could possibly move into and reviewed them with my Mom.
When Mom finally made the decision to move, Mom felt very comfortable with Bonnie. They developed a plan together. Bonnie arranged for Mom to interview a couple of realtors to sell her home and Bonnie brought in appraisers to value the possessions that wouldn’t be moving with my Mom and that we would sell. Bonnie made sure Mom was included in all decisions regarding the move and checked with Mom to ensure Mom was ok emotionally.
Bonnie assisted Mom with the distribution of the family keepsakes all in our family were pleased with how my Mom went about it.
Bonnie made all the arrangements for movers, packing, unpacking, charities, cleaners, trash etc.
During the entire planning and implementation of Mom`s move, Bonnie was calm, cordial, patient, tolerant and warm hearted. When Bonnie felt that my Mom or the family were feeling sadness and stress Bonnie gently probed to find out what the feelings were so they could be addressed. With Bonnie’s ‘cup half full’ approach she was able move all of us through the move.
Bonnie is a very kind, compassionate, patient, friendly, and optimistic person. She is trustworthy, reliable, amicable, responsible and empathetic.
In any decision we made as a family she always encouraged us to the take the ‘high road’. She has a special demeanor which works well with seniors.
I would recommend Bonnie and Seniors’ Next Move to any senior who is planning a move.
To whom it may concern,
Bonnie recently helped coordinate my father’s move out of his apartment of 20+ years and into a new apartment. The impetus for the move was a diagnosis of a medical condition that would leave my father unable to function physically over the long-term in his two storey condo.
As my father had been living in his apartment for 20+ years he had accumulated a lot of stuff. Bonnie walked Dad and Family through the procedures to make the move successful. Bonnie helped to set up systems to help Dad let go of his stuff in an easy to understand way. As a result, we easily identified what belongings my Dad would take with him, donated a lot to charity, recycled everything we could, and did not in the end throw out a lot into the trash.
I really liked how conscious Bonnie was of the environment from her diligent sorting of recyclables and items to charity and using recyclable boxes instead of cardboard boxes. Bonnie suggested that we rent large rubbermaid type packing containers instead of using cardboard boxes so we did not have to create new waste from the move.
The movers that were provided by Bonnie were very considerate and attentive to what they were moving. My dad has a lot of sculptures and other delicate items that were moved with the utmost caution and care.
I am so grateful for the service that Bonnie provided in simplifying, what could have been a very challenging move, in a professional and very attentive manner. Bonnie was very patient, empathetic and understanding with our family.
When my Dad needs to move to assisted care, we will use Bonnie and Seniors Next Move again without hesitation.
HF & NF
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