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Lisa Smith-Youngs

Education & Public Relations Coordinator
Eskaton Live Well at Home
Carmichael, CA

What drew you to the field of aging or gerontology?
Nothing excites me more than working with people who love to explore new ideas and the world around them. Older adults represent the most receptive, inquisitive and appreciative learning audience. It's incredibly rewarding work.

What is your specialty or area of interest?
My work has taken me into multiple environments, from digital film-making to alternative medicine, autobiographical writing and even wine making!. All those experiences have helped me develop a passion for creating lifelong learning environments to meet a wide variety of educational interests.

How do ASA's resources and education help you with your work?
Creative people crave continual inspiration. ASA feeds me professionally, personally and creatively. I come away from ASA webinars and conferences feeling inspired and ready to reach new horizons for the people we serve. Meeting my colleagues and hearing their experiences and stories moves me profoundly and helps me re-discover possibility.

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Events

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Dementia Friendly America: Forging New Roles for All of Us Event Details
Second Annual Brain Fitness Forum Event Details
2018 NASW National Conference Event Details

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