CONCEPTS FOR LIVING, LLC
University of Illinois, BS
With 23 years in senior care, utilizing her degree in Journalism and Communications to provide individualized counseling to seniors and their families regarding residential options, Susan acknowledges that her extraordinary team at Concepts for Living (www.conceptsforliving.com) is equally committed both to community involvement and the population that they serve daily. “Being part of our wider community is who we want to be. That said, never have I been prouder to be a part of a steering committee as I am to be on the Executive Board for SFV M.A.P.S. Charities Inc., this nonprofit organization devoted to caring for the multitude of lower income seniors who have so few resources, so few places that can provide the care they need, the help they require and the respect they deserve. As this organization matures and grows, hopefully, the funding that we need will do likewise….mature and grow….then and only then, will we be able to provide even more to so many waiting for our helping hand”.
In addition to her position as secretary on the M.A.P.S. Charities Board since its inception, in the vast senior professional circle, Sue is also involved with many other community organizations. She is 2nd vice-president on the Board of Directors of OPICA, a day care center in West Los Angeles committed to the well-being of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s and to the support of their caregivers and advocates. She has co-chaired Los Angeles MAPS (Marketing and Admissions Professionals for Seniors) for the past 13 years, as well as chairing the Networking Association for Geriatrics (NAG), which she founded in 2004. Other organizations include the Older Adult Task Force (OATF) of Santa Monica and the LA Alzheimer’s Association, where she has participated in their Speaker’s Bureau. Her acknowledgements include the 2008 nominee as Women Making a Difference Award, given by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Sue was MAPS Charities first recipient of their Community Service Award at their annual fundraising event, an honor she holds near and dear.
“With this website representing this most important Foundation, SFV M.A.P.S. Charities, I hope we can bring an awareness to the vast internet community out there, to help them remember and acknowledge this segment of our population so often forgotten. Remember that these people developed, grew, created so much of what we have today and we have them to thank. PLEASE …HELP US… HELP THEM!!”
2009: nominee, LA Business Journal’s Woman of the Year