Sharon is a dedicated activist for the aging population, providing navigation, transition and advocacy services for seniors and their families. For over 20 years she has helped people understand their needs and then communicated the most effective client-centered plans looking at all elements of their life, including advanced care planning to ensure the very best quality of living. Sharon believes that when we get to make choices in advance when facing critical illnesses, we experience independence and peace of mind and get to decide what success looks like together.
Sharon’s deep commitment to life planning for seniors was amplified further while caring for her terminally ill mother-in-law. Through challenging procedures, diplomacy and due diligence she was able to improve her mother-in-law’s quality of life and life expectancy by two more happy and comfortable years. In fact, research has shown that people diagnosed with a critical illness along with their families have less stress if they know what to expect. In turn, they make better decisions and possible outcomes. They have a greater ability to plan and less trauma for their family.
This is the foundation of Sharon’s approach to each of her client’s wellbeing. Sharon has seen that when we look at the whole persons needs in addition to advanced care plans and customize based on what they value, their needs and desires now and in the future families are more available to focus on the joys of their time together.
As a licensed Educational Kinesiology Specialist, her in-depth understanding of the mind-body connection as it relates to cognitive development has been a key element to her client and their family’s success. Sharon is a fully trained Life Coach, Certified Professional Consultant on Aging and a member of the Age Friendly Business Alliance.