In 2010 Ann Bass decided to create and launch A Lighter Move after helping older friends with a move. In the past this couple had managed all big life events with skill and ease, but moving now was a daunting task and no family were available to help. Ann recognized the need for individuals and their loved ones to have knowledgeable and reliable assistance with the many tasks arising from the need to move.
Everyone at A Lighter Move has had a hand in helping older family and friends with such moves. All bring the same personal care and concern to the projects A Lighter Move manages that they had with their loved ones. The members of the ALM Crew also bring a collective skill set and professional experiences that clients attest put them readily at ease.
Since 2010 A Lighter Move has been assisting 50-70 clients and their families each year. A member of the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers (NASMM), A Lighter Move has attained Circle of Service and Diamond Society status. Striving for continuous improvement, A Lighter Move participates in the annual national NASMM conferences and other continuing education and personal development opportunities.
About Ann Bass…..
Ann, a certified senior move manager, has been professionally engaged with older adults for more than 20 years. She was marketing director of a continuing care retirement community and director of the Lifelong Learning program, College for Seniors, at UNC Asheville. She served as alternate delegate for Buncombe County to the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature and on various Buncombe County committees addressing issues of older adults. She currently serves on the national governing board of NASMM.
Ann has presented workshops at the national conferences of NASMM, OLLI at Asheville, and for prospective residents at continuing care retirement communities. She has been cited on downsizing and re-sale topics in The Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger’s Retirement Report. Ann can advise on senior living choices and is available for group presentations on timely aging and living topics for adults 55+.
What Clients Say About ALM
All personnel were friendly, capable and efficient. This was my first experience using professionals for packing, arranging and unpacking. It was a boon to me, especially in the absence of my wife. ALM has my highest commendation and my grateful thanks.
We were downsizing 50% and A Lighter Move was there for us in every decision. We were given good advice; packers were efficient and careful. Everything promised was delivered. We appreciate all their help.
I found the “ALM” team to be efficient, friendly, time on task, most cooperative, hard-working, pleasant, provided emotional support with my transition, concerned about creating a warm and cozy environment for my new apartment home, provided many helpful suggestions both before and after move, drew maps of the area to help me get around more efficiently, definitely helped relieve me of stress and encouraged me along the way.