About Graceful Transitions

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The home of Graceful Transitions.
Photos courtesy of Ellen Kreis
Graceful Transitions provides a range of services to help seniors, their families and caregivers meet the challenges that come with aging.

All of our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. We offer convenience by coordinating, scheduling, supervising and taking care of details. We offer compassion, empathy and understanding by recognizing and supporting the individual. And we offer creative problem solving through our skilled senior living specialists who are trained to understand the physical and emotional complexities that come with aging.

Through our downsizing service we help clients minimize clutter, organize essentials and dispose of unwanted possessions. And for those individuals who through choice, failing health or by intervention of concerned family will need to move or simplify their living conditions, we provide integrated moving services.

Few people desire to move away from their homes and moving may not be the only alternative. Our age-in-place planning and assessments can help with the decision-making. We provide a holistic, non-medical assessment of the living environment and provide planning that can improve our client's quality of life and safety.

When accessibility modifications are needed, our contract management service can manage all the details from helping select the most appropriate architect or contractor to project oversight including financial and quality control.

Senior Living Specialist, Senior Move Manager

Donna Eichelberger

Photo: Donna Eichelberger Decisions about what stays and what goes can be fraught with emotion. Sometimes a little encouragement or helping hand is needed to guide the decision-making process. Donna Eichelberger and her Graceful Transitions staff offers just that. Donna is a Senior Move Manager with over 25 years of professional counseling experience. She has a degree in Social Work and a Master's in Education. Her education, professional experience and empathetic nature provide her with an exceptional ability to help clients deal with the stress associated with moving and the deep emotions parting with longtime possessions can elicit. Donna is adept at providing objectivity while remaining sympathetic to difficult choices as well as conflicts and issues that may arise with other family members.

A skilled public speaker, Donna consistently receives rave reviews for her engaging "Enough Stuff" presentation. Please contact Douglas Pierce at (301)514-6853 to arrange a speaking engagement at your facility or for your group.

Design Specialist, Space Planning

Lynn Wolf

Photo: Lynn Wolf One of the most important steps in a moving project is planning the selection and arrangement of the client’s furnishings in their new space. At Graceful Transitions, we believe that focusing time and attention on the floor plan at the outset is an essential part of the project. A good floor plan allows clients to see how their valued possessions will fit into their new home, and provides a guideline for the downsizing, move-in and set-up phases of their move. Most importantly, a well thought out plan ensures that they transition into an attractive, comfortable, and functional home that truly works for them.

With an education background in fine arts, and varied work experience as a teacher, purchasing agent and home-based business owner, Lynn Wolf has been with Graceful Transitions since 2009. As our space planner/floor plan designer, Lynn brings her passion for decorating and organizing, keen spacial sense, and knack for creative problem-solving to every project.

Lynn meets early on with the client to measure their furnishings and discuss their needs and preferences. After taking extensive measurements of the new space, she creates a computer-generated, scaled floor plan and, with the client’s input, revises the plan until they are fully satisfied. The plan is then made available to the client, the downsizing crew and, finally, to the movers. On move-in day, Lynn supervises the placement of furniture according to the floor plan and oversees the final decorating details.

Service Area — Central Maryland, Washington, DC and Baltimore

Map of Maryland, service area: Washington, DC, Baltimore City and surrounding counties: Montgomery, Frederick, Prince Georges, Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Carroll. Graceful Transitions is located in Frederick County Maryland. We serve Washington, DC, Baltimore and surrounding counties: Montgomery, Frederick, Prince Georges, Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Carroll.

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