Why I Created Move Seniors Lovingly
Many of my best friends are seniors. Maria, 89, was a published author and songwriter. Jim, 82, was a top-gun naval pilot in the Korean War. Audrey, 88, was a competitive tennis player. Eleanor, 92, arranged her own 90th birthday party inviting guests from all over Canada. My mother Frances, 93, was a nurse and artist. My Auntie Marg was the General Manager of an international hair products company. My mother-in-law Verna, worked along side her husband to build a successful steel company in the early fifties. All of them were people of tremendous strength, refusing to give in to discouragement no matter what their circumstances or age. During their most vulnerable times, I witnessed their indestructible spirit. Their lives taught me patience and courage and strengthened my faith. I am blessed that they were once a part of my life and I miss them dearly.
In 2005, after a 20-year career as a published songwriter/singer in the music industry and producer of corporate shows for Fortune 500 companies, my book,“Coach Houses of Toronto” The Boston Mills Press/Firefly was released.
Throughout the years, my husband Brian and I were volunteers for “The Out of The Cold Program”, a non-denominational charity run by the churches to provide meals for the homeless during the winter months. During that time, we founded “The Out of The Cold Foundation” and for seven years produced “The Teddy Bear Affair”, the annual fundraising gala for The Children’s Aid Foundation.
I had moved my mother-in-law, mother and aunt managing details from the estate, including sale of the home, sale and disposal of unwanted items, choosing a residence, move, design and set-up of their new homes. As a former producer, I was used to working with impossible deadlines and managing a team under stressful conditions.
Creating Move Seniors Lovingly in 2005 was a natural to me. It would be a service-based company with a process drawn from my many years of producing skills that would provide superior move transition services for seniors.
In 2008, my husband Brian Salnek joined the company. His years of experience in office furnishings, logistics and architectural and interior design were a perfect fit to enhance the quality of our services.
Today, Move Seniors Lovingly is a Canadian leader in Senior Move Management. I like to think we “Wrote the Book” on this new industry, bringing together our years of experience and talent to service our clients.
Our mission is to “Honor our Fathers and our Mothers”. We are wholeheartedly committed to providing superior service to our clients resulting in a timely, cost-efficient transition with a completed fully functional suite.
I’m proud to say that over the past fourteen years, Move Seniors Lovingly has provided move transition services for seniors, empty nesters and their families, real estate professionals and many of the largest, national providers across Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Retirement Homes, In-Home Healthcare and Referral Companies.