Marie Johnson, Executive Director of SPRYE, the local organization that helps older adults age in place, recently completed all requirements to become a Certified Senior Advisor.
The 6-month course, Working with Older Adults, focuses on the health, social, and financial issues of aging. It is offered by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, whose members are professional specialists in aging. The society, founded in 1997, has approximately 3,000 CSAs nationwide.
“It is another and important tool to help me assess where our members are in the aging process and to make appropriate agency referrals,” said Johnson, 62. The journey of aging course covers health transitions, quality of life choices, financial and estate planning, federal and state programs, and ethics.
Johnson has worked in nonprofits serving older adults for 18 years. In 2018 she joined SPRYE, which serves the communities of Harrison, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. The membership-based organization offers practical services as well as cultural and social programs for adults 60 and older who want to live confidently at home in the community they love.