Moving From Overwhelmed to Overjoyed - How to help your clients successfully navigate their transitions

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 4:45pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Derryfield Restaurant, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104
Speaker: Katherine E. Grondin, MSW, Owner/Principal and Ellen Sullivan, Move Manager, Home Transition Resource

The Council's next dinner event  will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Derryfield Restaurant located at 625 Mammoth Road in Manchester, NH.   The evening begins at 4:45 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 5:45 p.m.

Our guest speakers will be Kate Grondin, MSW, Owner/Principal and Ellen Sullivan, Senior Move Manager with Home Transition Resource who will offer a presentation: Moving From Overwhelmed to Overjoyed - How to help your clients successfully navigate their transitions

Making a major move at any age is difficult and stressful. Recognizing and understanding how to manage the stress of a later-life transition will add depth and value to your client relationships.  Improving your ability to assist your clients and their families through the downsizing and relocation process is a win win!

Thank you to our dinner sponsor!


Click here to RSVP for the dinner program. The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  To register guests, simply use the online RSVP form and send in a check for the $50 guest fee.  Be sure to include their entree choice.


About Our Speakers: 

Kate Grondin earned a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College School of Social Work and worked in intensive care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston providing crisis intervention and family support to critically ill patients.

In 2008, once her two boys reached school age, Kate founded Home Transition Resource, Inc.(HTR) a full-service move management company after helping her 83-year-old parents pare down their possessions from a home they have lived in for over 60 years,   This experience inspired her to wanted to pass down the valuable lessons she learned to others, namely, that the transition process could be positive and joyful. It is this joy in the process that Kate now seeks to find for all of her clients, and she and her team have helped hundreds of clients sell their homes, disperse of belongings, relocate, settle estates after a loss, and age-in-place.

Since 2009, HTR has been a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and Kate is a current member of NASMM Board of Directors serving her second 2-year term. HTR also is the first and only move management company in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire to be accredited by the National Association of Senior Move Managers. 

Ellen Sullivan is a graduate of Regis College in Weston, MA. She went on to work for Bank of New England as an Assistant Vice President in the Mortgage division serving as the Corporate Training Director and later on as the Processing and Operations Manager. She earned a Professional Studies Certification at Salem State University where she authored articles for the Nashoba Valley Educational Center. She enjoyed several years as a stay-at-home mom and parent volunteer to her three, girls, Kathryn, Kelly and Heather.

Ellen joined Home Transition Resource in 2010, at a time when her three daughters were all heading off to college and she sought a new beginning in a career that brought meaning and passion for helping others to the forefront. Ellen now serves as Director of Operations for HTR after spending several years as a manager, working one-on-one with clients and fellow HTR team members.

Ellen is a past Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington where she’s been a volunteer since 2008. She also serves on the executive committee of the North Shore Senior Service Network and is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers and the Council on Aging. In her free time, she enjoys spending weekends at Lake Winnipesaukee.

Questions? Call the council office at 603-228-1231 or click here to email us.

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