Sarah knew she wanted a career working on senior-related issues when she served on the wait staff at an assisted living community during high school. She loved going to work each day, connecting with the residents and hearing their life stories. She also saw firsthand the benefits of supportive living for older seniors that promoted wellness, including the importance of a social mealtime with access to healthy and tasty menu options.
After graduating from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Sciences and Communication, Sarah joined the team at Senior Living Residences (SLR) in Braintree MA. At SLR she has helped create consumer educational campaigns focused on senior bullying, brain healthy nutrition, and Dementia Friendly Communities.
With a passion for public health, biotech and science, Sarah covers topics for AgeRight related to the latest research on physical and mental health as we age, and how eating well impacts your health and that of the environment. Given the recent impact of the pandemic on the elderly, Sarah is also interested in how isolation and loneliness has impacted seniors, especially those with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s.