By Emily Fagan
For Patrick Fagan, helping seniors has always been a priority. Now, in his fourth year at Act Together Moving, he’s found a way to balance serving their needs with those of the White Rock community.
Act Together Moving is a locally based and family-owned small business that, according to Patrick, assists transitioning seniors and their families by “showing them what their options are for making their moves or making their individual move as stress-free and painless as possible,” while also offering them “cost-effective solutions and helping them set up their new home in a way that brings them a lot of happiness.” Anney Ardiel, Patrick’s sister, created Act Together Moving in 2011, after identifying a growing need in her community of Victoria. Two years later, Patrick joined as co-owner and opened a branch in White Rock. In his years working with the company, Patrick has made a conscious effort to give back to the White Rock community both on an individual and personal level.
Today I want to let the world know that we have an A+ rating with the BBB!
We’ve achieved this rating because we have absolutely no issues with anybody. Since we started Act Together Moving Services in 2011, we have had no complaints regarding our Advertising and Sales, or Billing, or Collection Issues, or Problems with Service Delivery, or Guarantee Issues…all categories that the Better Business Bureau tracks Continue reading
We had our photos taken by the great Gregg Eilgh of Eligh Photographs last week when Patrick was in town for our Managers Retreat at Sidney All Care. We all needed updated headshots, and with Ting joining our management team we needed some great photos of the three of us.
Gregg knew how nervous we were, so he did his best to loosen us up and we ended up having a lot of fun! Thanks to Gregg for the wonderful job he did on our photos.
I positioned Ting strategically to hide my baby bump in this one.
Here we are looking very corporate: The Act Together Moving Services management team.
And this one…will probably not get a lot of use.
I love talking about downsizing. Luckily, it’s a topic that seniors area really interested in so I usually have a captive audience. This week I was interviewed by “This Week in Real Estate” and it was all about downsizing.
The radio interview is posted on their blog:
“If you’re interested in taking the stress out of downsizing, then invest 20 minutes to listen to This Week in Real Estate where host Nick Jaworski interviews guest Patrick Fagan from Act Together Moving about moving services available for seniors in the Greater Vancouver area.” Click here to listen
We’re giving a workshop on Saturday, February 15 at The Wellesley in Victoria. It’s purpose: to help people with elderly parents to prepare for their future move. Patrick and I are looking forward to delivering a fun and helpful workshop, class size will be kept quite small so we can be hands-on with individual situations going on with people in the workshop.
By Patrick Fagan
Move Manager, Act Together Moving Services
During the moving process there are many details to keep up with. Often the phone is ringing more than usual and strangers are coming into the home. Follow these useful tips to protect you from individuals who do not have your best interests in mind:
1. Stay Alert
- Take action immediately if your discover unusual activity on your bank or investment accounts.
- Be on the look-out for illegitimate investment advisers who use pressure tactics, guaranteed returns on investments and promises of tax-free accounts. Learn about other warning signs of fraud here Continue reading