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Leaving Your Long-Time Home? How Will You Handle the Transition?


Episode description:  

It’s a frequent scenario for older couples or surviving spouses: They find themselves unable to manage the home they’ve lived in for years and realize that, regrettably—but inevitably—it’s time to move on. Sometimes the decision comes suddenly; other times it develops gradually. But when the time comes, homeowners often find themselves overwhelmed with the myriad  tasks required to make the move. In today’s episode, we meet Diana Zagariello and Rachel Rohn of Caring Transitions, Senior Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists who provide an broad array of services to seniors experiencing these stressful and emotional circumstances. Diana and Rachel will explain how they help families develop a transition plan to declutter their homes, downsize, organize the move, and perhaps conduct estate sales and design functional floor plans for their new residences. Each plan is different, but they all require empathy and patience, often coordinating services with real estate agents, movers, attorneys, estate planners and other professionals. Ultimately, Diana and Rachel’s goal is to create a streamlined support system, taking care of the details so that people in transition can take care of their loved ones—and themselves.

Guest descriptions: 

Diana Zagariello

Diana Zagariello is the Owner/Director of Operations at Caring Transitions of Long Island. Caring Transitions is a Certified Relocation and Transition specialist, providing relocation services including downsizing, decluttering, & estate sales for both full and partial liquidations. Each office is locally owned and operated but supported by a national network with location throughout the United States. As owner for the past nine years, Diana manages all facets of the business, including marketing, networking, free consultations, coordination of services, employee management and general office operations. Diana has extensive experience in sales, account management, and small business operations. She started their career as a Sales/Account Manager at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1997 and worked there until 2004.

In 2005, they became a Sole Proprietor/Small Business Health Insurance Agent at MD Benefits, where they worked until 2014. Diana has a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from John Jay College (CUNY) and a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. ,majoring in Communications and minoring in Political Science. Married for 26 years with 2 children and Gracie, her mini bernadoodle, Diana loves the beach, traveling with her family, watching her son play baseball, and helping her daughter figure out her college journey.

Rachel Rohn

Rachel Rohn is the local owner and operator of Caring Transitions of Garden City, offering services to help seniors move, downsize or relocate. Her specially trained team members can handle every detail of a transition, including decluttering, organizing, packing, move management, unpacking and resettling, cleanouts, and both in-home and online estate sales. Her team works in Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Albertson, Carle Place, Garden City, Westbury, Williston Park, East Williston and the surrounding communities in Long Island.

Before joining Caring Transitions, Rachel had been helping companies relocate and expand during her 15-year career in site selection services.  Her past experiences also include volunteering at nursing homes and as a camp counselor for adults with disabilities.  She is currently a Nassau County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), supporting children working their way through the foster system. Rachel lives on Long Island with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Alexa and Evan.

Contacts: dzagariello@caringtransitions.net


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diana.zagariello


LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-zagariello-44666a9b/


Website: https://www.caringtransitionsli.com/

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