"Serving older adults
& their families is
my life's work,
my passion."


Aging is a beautiful thing ~ let’s embrace it.

Some people call me Kathy, some call me Mom, and some (little ones) call me Mimi—but everyone who knows me calls me a relentless optimist. I see the world through smiling eyes, and I live my life on purpose.

For the past two decades, I’ve dedicated my time to improving the quality of life of the families I’m serving; both adult children (mostly Baby Boomers like me!) and their aging parents.

What I’ve learned from life as a Gerontologist—or, to put it more plainly, an expert in the psychosocial aspects of aging—is that life is to be cherished.

Through a power session, 1-to-1 coaching, research and recommendations, and facilitated family conversations, I work with adult children of elder parents to reduce stress, improve care confidence, and find the best possible solutions for the entire family.

I care very deeply about people, what matters to them, and what lights them up.

My Credentials

  • Master of Human Development and Gerontology, University of St. Joseph
  • Certified Care Manager, NACCM
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner, NCCDP
  • Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional, ICCDP
  • Certificate of Mediation, Quinnipiac University School of Law 

Additionally, I have completed the 160-hour Holistic Lifestyle Educator program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as well as the renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction certification from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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My passions are many, but most importantly, my family, friends, travel, healthy living, my work, and my dog, Tali. And no matter what the time of year, you’ll find me celebrating the season, yet craving the next one. After all, I’m a New Englander through and through.

I would describe my day-to-day life as mindful. I live my life on purpose, grounded in the present, moving my body in some way every day and eating in a way shows kindness to myself and to the earth. I believe that what I put into my body and into my mind plays a big part in shaping what I think and how I feel.