About Me

My grandmother and I (1997)

I bring both life experience and authority to this field. I came to this career through the experience of helping care for my father-in-law until he passed away, which I wrote about for the New York Times. I currently write on elder issues for WRAL. (To read some of the 200+ columns to date, visit: https://www.wral.com/lifestyles/agingwell/) I have a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill, Certificates in “Fundamentals of Gerontology” and “Managing Health and Chronic Conditions in Older Adults” from University of Southern California at Davis, and completed the American Society on Aging Leadership Institute Program. I am a member of the National Aging in Place Council, the American Society of Aging, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants, and the North Carolina Coalition on Aging. I have volunteered with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at the Five Points Active Adults Center, as well as teach a monthly seminar called “Aging Well” at my church and speak widely and frequently to audiences across the Triangle. Prior to this, I worked and taught at Duke University for nearly a decade.

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