Take a moment to check out our esteemed panel of judges that each offer great online resources to seniors, caregivers and parents! To read more about them go to http://www.seniorhomes.com/p/caregiver-recognition-awards-judging-panel/.
A recognized visionary and thought leader in her field, Dr. Marion has over 40 years of experience as a geriatric care manager, caregiver, author, speaker, and teacher of all things elder care. She has helped millions of Americans through her book, Elder Care Made Easier: Dr. Marion’s Ten Steps To Help You Care For An Aging Loved One, and her web site,www.DrMarion.com, as well as cross-country speaking tours, syndicated column, media appearances, and more. Also visit her other site, www.Elder411.net, to get instant mobile access to a wealth of caregiving insights, checklists, and support.
A Registered Dietitian specializing in seniors and a self-proclaimed “Senior Resource Fanatic”, April Fan is on a mission to educate baffled adult children who are currently caring for their own children as well as their aging parents. Her goal is to help these juggling caregivers discover how to take the confusion out of this daunting role. April struggled to find information to take care of her own parents, so she decided to start www.SeniorResourceCentral.com.
Barbara McVicker is an eldercare expert, national speaker, and author of Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories and Tips on Caring for Mom and Dad. Stuck in the Middle is an award winning book for the Boomer Generation, who are stuckin the middle of kids, career, and caring for aging parents. Her new book, Before Things Fall Apart: Preparing to Care for Mom and Dad will be available in fall of 2011. All her information is available on her site, http://www.barbaramcvicker.com.
Patricia Sheehan is editor-in-chief of Long-Term Living
, an industry-leading source of business-building and resident care information for the long-term care community. Its audience comprises owners, administrators and directors of nursing at nursing homes, assisted living communities, post-acute facilities, continuing care retirement communities and independent living environments. Through its print, online and event platforms, Long-Term Living provides market analysis, strategic direction, policy commentary, clinical guidance, business management and perspectives on environments for aging.
Sona is the founder of CaringBridge
. She created the first CaringBridge website in 1997, during a friend’s high–risk pregnancy. With extensive experience in the information technology industry, Sona’s vision was to build upon that formative and deeply personal experience – combining the capabilities of technology with the personal needs of people facing a significant health challenge. In the years since, Sona and CaringBridge have become widely known for the creation and implementation of Compassion Technology™ that facilitates personal and convenient communication for individuals receiving care.
Rita Arens is BlogHer.com
’s assignment and syndication editor and the editor of the award-winning parenting anthology Sleep Is for the Weak . She authors Surrender, Dorothy
and lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter.
Toby Donner is a Washington State Certified Mediator specializing in neighborhood, landlord-tenant, parent-teen and family disputes. She is a wife, mom, step-mom, “Nana” to four grandchildren, and involved in the care of three sets of elderly “parents”.An ardent volunteer with a strong commitment to community giving, she has been a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation since 2003 where she has served as past chair of the Membership Committee and served on both the Grants and Impact Assessment committees. She cofounded girlfriendswithagingparents.com
A wife, mother, “grammy”, daughter-in-law, daughter and caregiver, Norma Rosenthal is also the owner of Norma Rosenthal Public Relations, LLC, specializing in promoting hospitality industry related businesses, books and authors. A freelance food, wine and travel writer, she appeared on KIRO TV’s “7 Live” as a restaurant reviewer, and has taught numerous cooking classes. She cofounded girlfriendswithagingparents.com
Jennifer Reagan is the editor and author of Eighty MPH
. Eighty MPH is full of product reviews, giveaways, and is home to “Monday Mingle” – a popular weekly vlogging (video blogging) theme. Readers can post their own videos on their blogs, answering provided questions, and they link their blog on Eighty MPH Mom.