Lifestyle Transition Questions & Answers
By Moira Quinn Leite,
President, M. Quinn Designs, Inc.
By “lifestyle transition” do you just mean retirement living?
Does accessible design mean extensive remodeling of our residence?
What about lighting for accessibility?
Lighting is a key element in accessibility design. Even for clients with normal vision, proper lighting cues them to the accessibility features and warns them of potential hazards. For clients with visual limitations, proper lighting is essential. Each individual manifests his visual limitations in a different manner; and the lighting must be customized to his specific needs. Items to be addressed include spectral characteristics of the light sources, illumination levels, light distribution patterns, contrast and glare.
Do I really need a move manager?
If I’m going to move, what can I look forward to?
Change is the biggest thing that you must face. It can produce stress above and beyond the move itself. It will manifest itself with mixed emotions and, perhaps, some non-specific health problems. Recognizing that stress is a normal reaction to change and taking active steps to manage it and direct it to coping with the change can reduce the effect of stress. If the move is necessitated by the loss of a loved one or a health problem, seeking support from friends and family is very beneficial. On the positive side, if you have selected a good team to handle your move, your move will go smoothly, and you can look forward to entering your new residence as comfortably as your old one.
We are very interested in your specific questions. Please feel free to contact Moira at www.mquinndesigns.com and we will review these and respond. Our goal is to help you in this transition process. We want to always bring royal service to your door!
Moira Quinn Leite is the President of M. Quinn Designs, Incorporated, a full service interior design firm specializing in accessibility design and transition for seniors. The firm also has its Pack-N-Move™ service which handles the entire move process for both seniors and executive relocations. She is a member of the International Furnishings and Design Association, Illuminating Engineering Society, and an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. M.Quinn Designs is celebrating its 30th year in business.