Greg Gerendas is not a native Texan, but acknowledges he got here as soon as he could! He was trained as a Lutheran pastor, and serves as the Executive Director for Senior Adult Services, a non-profit organization committed to caring for seniors as they face either short or long term changes in abilities caused by illness or age. Greg is also a Certified Mediator for Aging Issues Mediation (AIM), which is a division of E-Senior Services. AIM uses mediation to help resolve disagreements among family members regarding the care and well-being of an older loved one or between older adults and professional care providers. As mediation sessions play out, it often becomes obvious that education or additional resources need to be brought to bear. AIM is uniquely positioned to provide both the education and the additional resources required to bring resolution to a situation.
Originally from Cleveland, Dee Bergen grew up there, and attended the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She began practicing law in Chicago, moved to Minneapolis for a few years, then Omaha, and finally (!) Dallas. She initially spent her time on elder law issues like end of life planning, financial planning and care and capacity issues. Over time, she developed a desire to know more, so she attended Loyola University and also earned a Masters in Medical Ethics and Healthcare Policy. Like Greg, Dee is also a Certified Mediator, and has a passion to educate, in addition to her passion to serve the senior population. Last year she figured out how to combine the two by teaming up with Greg Gerendas to create AIM Mediation. To find out more about AIM Mediation and E-Senior Services, go to their website at www.e-seniorservices.com, or call them directly at (972) 809-0247.
Sarah Biehl is the Activities Director for Plantation South Assisted Living in Duluth. In her own words, Sarah is the “Director of Excitement”. Sarah shares her joy in working with residents and families of residents every day. Though a guest nearly a year ago, Sarah still seems surprised that she would actually get paid to go to work and have so much fun! Today she brought two of her resident with her to share their stories. Shirley Waters was born in Mississippi, lived in Charleston, Washington DC and Atlanta. She is the mother of seven children, and many grandchildren. Mickie Matheson is a Georgia Peach – born, raised and continues to live here! After working until she was 70, she started looking for a place where she could find both a sense of community and security. Both Mickie and Shirley are thrilled to be residents of Plantation South. Their favorite activity is watching Sarah! To meet Mickie, Shirley and Sarah and arrange a tour, call (770) 623-0617, stop in to visit, or check out their website at www.plantationsouth-duluth.com.
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