Posted by Karen Wasserman

The team at JF&CS Your Elder Experts keeps growing, broadening our expertise, and expanding our ability to keep elders living independently as long as possible.

I am excited to announce two new services, Bill Organizing and Household Support. We have found that often it is the small things, when left unattended, which can soon become overwhelming.

Anne McLellan has joined our staff as bill organizer, able to help our clients with bill paying, advocacy around bills, and similar matters.

Dave Levitan is available for household support: help with errands, transportation, and minor repairs. Both Anne and Dave have experience helping older people with these tasks that are so essential to remaining independent.

We are also very happy to welcome geriatric care manager Ireta Metchik, LCSW to our group. Ireta has been working in the Boston area as a care manager for many years and is well-known for her energy and her thoroughness.

And if you did not see it, don't miss this moving blog post from Lili Ibara, LCSW, care manager, on her experience caring for one of our clients who was a Holocaust survivor.

Please be in touch if we can help with anything for the elders in your life.

Karen Wasserman, LICSW, is the director of Your Elder Experts at JF&CS. Karen has worked with elders and their families for the past 23 years. Her career path has paralleled the path that many elders take, from the community to the hospital, to rehab and then back into the community with support and services. She has worked at the West Suburban Area Agency on Aging, as Director of Social Services at the former Mediplex of Newton, a local nursing and rehabilitation center, and at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center. Karen started the geriatric care management program of JF&CS in 1999 and has managed its growth into one of the Boston area's leading care management practices.