As a child, I was fortunate to enjoy a close, nurturing relationship with my grandparents. My husband, Dave, and I both were born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which has a strong sense of community. We valued living near our parents and enjoyed regular extended family time together. <img style=”border: 0pt none; float:right; padding-left:10px; padding-bottom:10px” href=”https://www.keystoneelderlaw.com/blog/tag/caregiver/”/>After we relocated to Cumberland County, we made special efforts to preserve those close relationships. Through our parents’ aging experiences, however, I discovered both the gratification and the difficulties of helping older family members who lived at a distance.
Since earning my B.A. from Swarthmore College, I have had a varied career, working first in county human services as a planner and administrator, then moving into organization management as an Association Executive with non-profit and membership organizations. I completed intensive business training through the University of Oklahoma’s Institute for Organization Management and took additional coursework in marketing, human resources and time management. Through Dale Carnegie training, I developed my interest and abilities in presenting educational programs.
As Keystone’s Client Resources Director, my responsibilities include identifying, researching and networking with area services that may prove beneficial to elders and their families. Serving as a liaison, I enjoy personal interaction with Keystone’s clients, from gathering preliminary needs information to long term follow up. As an avid Jeopardy fan, I understand that asking the right questions is just as important as learning the answers. Many things in life come full circle. I’m now a grandmother myself, delighting in this new role and relationship.
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