Director, Your Elder Experts

BA, Brandeis University; MSW, Simmons College

Karen founded Your Elder Experts – the aging life care management service at Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston – in 1999 and has grown it into one of the Boston area’s leading practices.

She has worked with older adults and their families for over 30 years in community settings, hospitals, rehab centers and more. Before coming to JF&CS, Karen worked at the West Suburban Area Agency on Aging, as Director of Social Services at Mediplex of Newton, and at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center.

During her time at Beth Israel, she counseled elders and their families who were confronting major life transitions. Karen’s expertise and insight into the complicated medical, emotional, and logistical concerns around aging, and her steadfast advocacy for her clients is respected throughout the profession.

Karen served for many years on the Steering Committee of the LGBTQIA+ Aging Project. She also leads educational programs and information sessions across the community about elder services, housing, and geriatric care management. She is a nationally Certified Care Manager (C-ASWCM) and is a member of NASW and both the national and New England chapters of the Aging Life Care Association.

Karen holds an MSW from Simmons, a BA in Sociology from Brandeis, and a Certificate in Geriatric Care and Education from Harvard Medical School.

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