NASMM celebrates Certified Senior Move Managers during National Recognition Week, May 8 – 14, 2016


The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared May 8-14, 2016 National Senior Move Managers Week. During this recognition week, NASMM is proud to recognize Christine Smart as a Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM~C). The SMM~C designation is the ONLY certification program for Senior Move Managers that requires both knowledge and experience. Additionally, the SMM~C is the only certification program for Senior Move Managers offered by a professional, non-profit trade association.

Senior Move Managers assist adults and their families with both downsizing to remain in their current home, as well as the entire process of moving to a new residence. Senior Move Managers specialize in helping their clients with the emotional and physical aspects of sorting through a lifetime of memories in the transition process, while providing them with effective options and resources to increase efficiencies and reduce stress. SMM~C certified Senior Move Managers invest in advanced training and successfully complete rigorous, competency-based courses while demonstrating proficiency in Senior Move Management services through documented experience.

“Professional certification serves as a mark of professional achievement,” said Mary Kay Buysse, NASMM’s Executive Director. “The SMM~C” indicates an expanded knowledge of operation and client service issues unique to Senior Move Management, which provides an extra measure of credibility and authority.” We are proud to recognize Christine Smart, SMM~C, Designing Moves LLC, for achieving this designation.”

Designing Moves LLC, an accredited member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers, serves Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Eastern Iowa.  The company assists with downsizing, aging-in-place measures, move planning, interior design, estate dispersal, and much more.  Whether the client is downsizing in preparation for aging at home or for moving into a smaller home, or is helping their loved ones with a move or to make aging in their home safer, Designing Moves LLC provides support before, during, and after the process.   As part of the full service move management process, the team receives ongoing training to insure that all services provided are appropriate to the clients’ needs and desires.   Designing Moves LLC is currently celebrating eight years in business.  Designing Moves LLC has been a member of NASMM since 2019.  For more information please contact us at 319-377-6891. 

Founded in 2002, The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is a not-for-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and their families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes to age in place. As the only professional association of its type devoted to helping the rapidly increasing 55+ population with middle and later lifestyle issues, NASMM’s 900-plus members are committed to maximizing the dignity and autonomy of all older adults.

For more information on Senior Move Management or NASMM, visit or contact NASMM directly at 877.606.2766 or

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