Member Spotlight – Mary Beck

April 15, 2020 — Mary Beck, LSW, C-ASWCM joined the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) in September 2014. She immediately became an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter; attended their conference in September and joined the Public Relations committee. Mary holds an MSW degree from Millersville University and is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). She holds certifications... Read More

Member Spotlight – Kiralie Konde

March 25, 2020 — Kiralie Konde, MSS, LSW, C-ASWCM is a new ALCA member who practices in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey, specifically the counties of Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Bucks and Montgomery in Pennsylvania, and Camden and Gloucester in New Jersey. She is the owner and sole practitioner of Generation Crossroads, LLC. Since becoming a social worker, Kiralie... Read More

Member Spotlight – Melanie Hansen

March 25, 2020 — Meet Melanie Hansen. Melanie practices in Springfield, Virginia. She reports she has always been yearning to be a care manager. She is currently employed at Sunrise Senior Living in a sales and marketing role. Melanie is working on a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a goal of practicing as a GCM and a... Read More

Member Spotlight – Lorin Carlson Healy

March 24, 2020 — Please welcome Lorin Carlson Healy, RN, LCSW of Transition Senior Care of Malvern, PA, Chester County. Lorin has a combined background in nursing and clinical social work psychotherapy. She incorporated care management into her practice when she was in New York City. She reports many families and patients were referred to her as they struggled... Read More

Member Spotlight – Meg Pemberton

March 24, 2020 — Meet Meg Pemberton, MHA, BSN, RN, CSA of ElderCare Connections. Meg practices in Fredericksburg, Virginia, including the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. She tells us that as a Registered Nurse, she has always had a passion for seniors. Even as she navigated her own parent’s journey, she feels fortunate to have had... Read More

Member Spotlight – Pam Reynolds

March 24, 2020 — Please welcome Pam Reynolds, CMC to Mid-Atlantic ALCA. Pam is President of Allegiance Aging Care Services in Northern Virginia. She co-owns a company that also provides home care and physician house calls. She reports that while her company does provide support to those living in senior communities, their primary focus is helping those who want... Read More

Enrollment for Older Adult Certificate Program for Community Providers is Open

November 3, 2018 — Optimize Aging is pleased to announce that we have received approval for additional contact hours for the webinar series,“Older Adult Certificate Program for Community Providers”. The approval includes contact hours for Nursing; Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Care managers throughNACCM. Personal Care Home Administrations continuing education credits... Read More


August 11, 2018 — On Monday, March 26, 2018, to the class on “Growing Old in an Aging Society” as a guest presenter for Jennifer Fitzpatrick, LCSW-C, Mary Faith shared information about Aging Life Care Management as a profession as well as a service. The audience consisted of both professionals as well as elders themselves. This is the second... Read More

Plateau Therapy……a thing of the past

July 30, 2018 — Author: Barbara (Bobbi) Kolonay RN, MS, CCM Aging Life Care Manager in Pittsburgh PA You should no longer hear the words “I’m sorry, but you are no longer continuing to make progress in Physical Therapy (Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy) so we need to discharge you from our service”, coming from your client’s therapist. The Jimmo settlement... Read More

Member Spotlight – Jihan Starr

July 30, 2018 — Meet Jihan Starr, of Davenport Senior Connections, LLC. Jihan is a solo practitioner who practices throughout the DC Metropolitan area, including Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Jihan was led to Aging Life Care through the experience with her grandparents, as well as wanting to help others in healthcare. She... Read More