BA, Oberlin College; AM, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Joan has more than 25 year of experience in mental health, family counseling, staff development and aging. Her background equips her to work with the special needs of clients and families, always mindful of their stories, complicated relationships and themes that recur through the generations. Joan has a keen interest in the management of Parkinson’s disease and neurodegenerative cognitive disorders. A natural communicator, Joan speaks regularly about aging issues to business, community and professional groups. She has written a monthly column for the Chicago Jewish News and many articles for CJE’s LIFE magazine.Joan sees resilience as a central element in aging; she believes that care management builds on strengths. Her approach is practical and encouraging. Joan is resourceful and imaginative, grounded in thorough knowledge of Jewish culture, health care, systems, community services and other local networks.Joan thanks the (baseball) gods for the multiple blessings of: wonderful adult children, strength training, Theo Epstein’s management team and the exuberant World Champion Chicago Cubs. “Let’s win two”!