Senior Movers

Bekins Van Lines: Helping Seniors Move Since 1891

At Bekins, we understand moving is tough no matter your age—we also understand there are certain requirements involved when you’re an older adult relocating. When you move with us, you can feel confident you’ll receive top-notch senior moving services to make your move easy and stress-free.

Whether you’re an older adult moving homes or you’re a child of a senior citizen helping them transition into assisted living, we’re here to help. Learn more about our senior moving services below or get in touch with Bekins to get started.

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Bekins mover packing items.

Moving as an Older Adult? Don’t Settle for Less, Move with the Best.

Bekins is happy to help during your entire move. From packing to storage to delivery, our moving services are unparalleled. Are you downsizing to a smaller home? Do you have specialty items, such as a piano or a safe, that you need moved? We can do it all. A few of our moving services include:

  • Full Service Moving. We don’t leave anything out. Our senior moving services cover all the bases.
  • Packing and Unpacking. Packing and unpacking can be physically demanding. The Bekins team can take it all on for you.
  • Storage. Bekins Van Lines offers several storage options to help with your move. If you’re an older adult who is moving into assisted living, you may need extra storage to hold some of your belongings, for example.

Specialty Items. When you move as an older adult, you have a lifetime of items to take with you—many of these belongings likely have high sentimental or financial value. Bekins has experience moving instruments, art, cumbersome and heavy belongings and more.

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The Upside of Downsizing

Preparing for a move is about more than just gathering and packing your stuff… It’s about growth and new beginnings. There’s a good chance you (or your aging parents) will need to do some downsizing before moving to the new home.

Legacy List with Matt Paxton
Bekins is passionate about offering downsizing assistance for seniors. That’s why we are a proud supporter of the series “Legacy List with Matt Paxton.” The Emmy-nominated TV show focuses on celebrating history and the stories found while Matt and the team help older adults declutter and transition, usually during a home relocation. Learn more about Legacy List.

Moving Assistance for Seniors: Trustworthy Movers are Essential for a Worry-Free Relocation Experience.

Many of our Bekins Van Lines agents are Silver Certified, which means they have participated in specialty training for moving older adults. If you’re moving as an older adult (or you’re helping your aging parents coordinate a move), there’s a good chance you have more belongings, items of higher value, physical limitations and possibly even emotional challenges to consider than you would planning a move for a young adult.

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Bekins is one of the oldest moving companies in the U.S. Our expertise and dedication to our customers is what has allowed us to last and thrive for more than 130 years. The Silver Certified Program, which is endorsed by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), adds an additional layer of trust to your local Bekins agent. You can always count on Bekins to provide moving services that will take your move from stressful to successful.

Put Your Move in The Right Hands. Get in Touch with Bekins Today

If you’re looking for senior moving services, look for our Silver Certified logo—that way you can be sure your move is handled by specially trained professionals. To get started with your move, fill out the form below to get in touch with your local Silver Certified Bekins agent today.

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What People are Saying about Bekins

5 Star Review

I was pretty nervous about moving my mom out of her home of 60+ years. All her memories, all her little things collected over her lifetime – I felt overwhelmed at the thought of it. Everyone involved was extremely supportive and kind, as well as professional and knowledgeable. I felt like they really cared about us.  They were respectful of all her things and were friendly and pleasant through the whole day of packing up. Bekins really made this move a lot less painful than I had anticipated. Well done. I highly recommend this company.

5 Star Review

I was pretty nervous about moving my mom out of her home of 60+ years. All her memories, all her little things collected over her lifetime – I felt overwhelmed at the thought of it. Our realtor recommended this company and I was grateful for that throughout the entire process. Everyone involved was extremely supportive and kind, as well as professional and knowledgeable. I felt like they really cared about us. The gentleman who did the initial consultation and estimate and the contract coordinator were patient with all my questions and concerns and did a wonderful job of keeping me from worrying too much. The guys who came to actually do the moving were great! They were respectful of all her things and were friendly and pleasant throughout the whole day of packing up. The move coordinator kept me updated with the shipments and when the stuff got close the driver had great communication with me. He unpacked us with an energetic smile and as I’ve been opening boxes, not one thing was damaged or missing. Bekins really made this move a lot less painful than I had anticipated. Well done. I highly recommend this company.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes. Our agents offer services covering more than 95% of the United States. No matter where you or your loved ones are moving, we have a team to help. Request A Quote!

Bekins Van Lines is here to help. We have plenty of experience moving and downsizing older adults. You don’t have to go it alone; get help from one of our Silver Certified agents. Get in touch to get started with your stress-free move. 

Look for the Bekins Silver Certified logo. That logo is a promise that the company understands the importance and difference of moving older adults. No matter the number of items you have, the distance you’re moving or how much help you require, Bekins is here to be your guide and helping hand.

A few tips on helping your elderly parents move include:

  • Be empathetic to the change they’re experiencing.
  • Help them sort, organize and downsize.
  • Plan their living arrangements—will they be going to assisted living?
  • Clean as you move them out.
  • Hire a moving company.

Learn more about how you can help your elderly parents move.

Bekins’ senior moving services are typically used by older adults who are planning to move to retirement communities, assisted living facilities or are downsizing to a smaller residence. These services are also beneficial for elderly individuals who may require extra assistance during the moving process due to health or mobility concerns.

Rogue movers are unlicensed and often fraudulent moving companies that engage in deceptive practices to exploit unsuspecting customers. Older adults can be targeted by these scammers because they may be more trusting and less experienced with the moving process, making them vulnerable to fraudulent schemes. Learn more about rogue movers and how you can protect yourself and loved ones from scams. 

Senior citizens can protect themselves from moving scams by doing thorough research before hiring a moving company. They should verify the company’s credentials, check for valid licenses and insurance and read online reviews and testimonials. Additionally, older adults should avoid making upfront payments or signing blank contracts and insist on a written estimate detailing all costs. Learn more about rogue movers.  

If an older adult suspects they have fallen victim to a moving scam, they should report the incident to their local consumer protection agency and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). They can file a complaint online or contact the FMCSA directly to report the fraudulent moving company.

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