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Sunday April 21st 2019



Trina Colwell and Thalia Lewallen Open Caring Transitions to Assist Local Families

 Caring Transitions® Sorts through ‘Emotional Clutter’ of Senior Moving, Downsizing and Estate Sales in Table Rock and the Tri-Lakes Areas of Missouri and Arkansas written by Stacy Rubenstein

SHELL KNOB, Mo. – As the first of the 79 million baby boomers started turning 65 in January 2011, there will be an even greater number of families trying to help with their aging loved one’s transition to another home or facility.  To provide some much needed assistance, local entrepreneurs Trina Colwell and Thalia Lewallen recently launched Caring Transitions, a business designed to help area families through the process, filling a unique niche in the marketplace.  Owners Trina and Thalia help to reduce the stress and anxiety among families by providing expert guidance on all phases of transitioning. While most of their clients are seniors that are relocating to a nursing home or other facility, they offer guidance for a variety of clients during all phases of transitioning including de-cluttering a residence, downsizing a home, preserving family heirlooms and organizing estate sales, among other things. Trina and Thalia serve residents in throughout Table Rock and the Tri-Lakes Areas of Missouri and Arkansas.

“Everyone will experience what I call a ‘triggering event’ at some point in their lives that will force them into a difficult transitioning stage, whether that event be moving your loved one to a home, divorce or downsizing due to the economy,” said Colwell.  “Caring Transitions provides a unique and useful service so that individuals can ensure that all phases of transitioning are handled properly and at the same time, they won’t need to deal with the emotional and physical stress that comes with these transitions.”Trina and Thalia help families cope with transitions by assessing items in the house and assisting with critical decisions about those items. He works with families to de-clutter the residence, facilitate the distribution of items to other family members, conduct sales of remaining items to the public, and then clean out the entire home in preparation for sale. He also assists the family with every step of the relocation and transition process of their loved ones. 

Colwell and her family have personally experienced the stress when having to transition her aging mother after losing her stepfather to a heart attack, in addition to her two brothers who are disabled.   “Opening our Caring Transitions franchise gives us the ability to reach out to others who are going through similar situations my own family has experienced,” Colwell added. “Our goal is to make transitioning an enjoyable experience and let families worry about spending time together rather than worrying about all the stuff.”

 For more information, visit or call Trina and Thalia at (417) 847-7812.  About Caring Transitions  Founded in 2006, Cincinnati-based Caring Transitions is the country’s first national franchising concept specializing in senior relocation and transition services and providing a total solution for families facing a sometimes difficult situation. With nearly 75 locations in operation or under development throughout North America, Caring Transitions works with clients and their families who are selling a home, downsizing and liquidating household items by offering transition, relocation and estate sale services. For more information, visit


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