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Helping the Elderly Downsize

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Helping the Elderly Downsize

By KAYA LATERMAN, JULY 22, 2016

At the Manhattan apartment of Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross, Robert Berman, an owner of Capo Auction, and Katie Hustead, background, of Paper Moon Moves, a company that specializes in seniors, confer with the client. Dr. Harrison-Ross is moving from her home of 48 years into an apartment building tailored to seniors. Credit Emon Hassan for The New York Times At the Manhattan apartment of Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross, Robert Berman, an owner of Capo Auction, and Katie Hustead, background, of Paper Moon Moves, a company that specializes in seniors, confer with the client. Dr. Harrison-Ross is moving from her home of 48 years into an apartment building tailored to seniors. Photo Credit: Emon Hassan for The New York Times

In her long career as a psychiatrist, Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross has been described by friends and colleagues as practical and calm. But two other traits, humor and patience, went right out the window when she decided to downsize.

“You ask yourself what you want to keep, and the answer is ‘everything,’ ” said Dr. Harrison-Ross, who turns 80 next month. “It’s an emotional roller coaster that takes a toll on you. It’s very tiring.

“I thought I could get…

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2 Comments

  1. tabitha59reachingout says:

    My parents will be going through this one day. My mother hates the thought of it and she has SO MUCH STUFF! Dad keeps trying to get rid of it and she keeps on trying to stop him. I can’t wait! lol.

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    • Yes, it’s always a hassle to start a big project like this. I guess as they say, you eat the elephant one bite at a time. Inch by inch anythings a cinch… I guess it’s getting started sometimes is the hardest thing to do.

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