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Local Service Improving Life for Seniors

By Dan Beer

     The late physicist, Stephen Hawking, liked to peer about the universe and note that the only thing for certain is change. Not only is that true in science, but also in life. So, we can thank the stars there are people like Sandi Menderson who make the lives of hundreds of Seniors immeasurably happier each year.

     One of the most logistically difficult things mature citizens go through is moving from a home they were part of for many years to an apartment, smaller home, or communal living. Sandi has solved this universally vexing situation by the exquisite services she provides through her brainchild, Bella Reflections. It came to be, as necessity proved to be the mother of invention once again, when her mother developed Parkinson’s and her father was not able to care for her. Sandi moved them from a distant town to San Diego. Her mother passed away soon after and her dad moved three times before finally settling into the right place.

     Close-up and first hand, Sandi saw a need for professional, compassionate services to help our older family and friends transition through these trying times. Having gained rich experience from years of staging homes and decorating for clients of realtors, volunteering at Children’s Hospital, sitting on the Board of a Senior Community, and achieving Certification as Senior Move Manager, Bella Reflections immediately flourished. Its sole purpose is to care for Seniors with the most comprehensive set of services anyone could imagine as folks moved from one living arrangement to another. In a service economy such as ours, I realize that’s a big claim, but just read on!

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