When Shannon Lang had to move an elderly parent, she saw a business opportunity while sorting through 40 years of memorabilia and making tough decisions about what to do with prized possessions.
“Seniors often have to move for any numbers of reasons, and some aren’t in great health,” she says. “But in downsizing they must decide what to keep or give to family members. Other items must be sold, donated to charity or disposed of. They might also have to find a good real estate agent and trusted movers.”
Lang left her U of A research job, took a business course and launched Elder Move, a company specializing in helping seniors downsize and relocate.