(April 5, 2019) At the Aging Life Care Association annual national convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, Joan Garbow was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Chapter Member Award. This award recognizes the Aging Life Care Professional who contributed the most to both the association and the profession in the previous year.
Upon receiving the award, Joan was clearly moved. “I am really touched to be recognized by my peers. This award means so much to me and I look forward to working with this amazing group of people and this outstanding organization as we deliver solutions for seniors and families across the region.”
Photo caption: Joan Garbow (center) with the Connecticut Geriatrics Society Board.
(November 3, 2017) Joan Garbow was recently elected President of the Connecticut Geriatrics Society. During her two-year term, Joan will lead the CGS Board in assisting other professionals to improve the quality of life for seniors throughout Fairfield County. The Connecticut Geriatrics Society is affiliated with the American Geriatrics Society. Its mission is to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. The Connecticut Geriatrics Society meets in Fairfield County, hosting speakers of topics related to the field of geriatrics, and for professionals and organizations that serve the elderly population to share relevant issues.
(December 7, 2018) Joan Garbow has been elected Vice President of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), New England Chapter. During her two-year term, Joan will help guide the board in supporting other professionals to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older adults.
“The boomer population is aging and putting major stresses on families and caregivers. I am honored to serve my fellow Aging Life Care Professionals throughout New England as we help families navigate the difficult challenges of caring for aging loved ones.”
Joan Garbow, MSW, LCSW, CCM, is an Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association. Through her private practice, Joan Garbow & Associates, LLC, Joan works with clients throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut by assisting families with eldercare challenges.
Joan received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University.
About ALCA: Aging Life Care™, also known as geriatric care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:
- Assessment and monitoring
- Planning and problem-solving
- Education and advocacy
- Family caregiver coaching
(January 5, 2016) On January 1st, 2016, Ridgefield resident Joan Garbow was elected to the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). Joan was elected by the membership of the ALCA to represent the state of Connecticut and was recognized for her longstanding leadership in the field.
Joan Garbow has been a regional leader in Geriatric and Aging Life Care throughout Fairfield County. Through her private practice, Joan Garbow and Associates, LLC, she helps aging seniors and their families.
“I am honored to be selected by my fellow Connecticut Aging Life Care Professionals to represent them on the ALCA Board,” said Joan. “The challenges faced by seniors and their families are far ranging and include home care, financial planning, conflict resolution, alternative living options, and access to available resources. Our mission is to identify the issues and help improve the quality of life for our clients with both short- and long-term goals.”
(June 9, 2015) Joan Garbow, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager from Ridgefield, CT, was elected an Officer of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Geriatrics Society on June 9, 2015 at the CGS Annual Meeting.
The Connecticut Geriatrics Society, founded in 1997, is affiliated with the American Geriatrics Society. The mission of the organization is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Connecticut Geriatrics Society meets in Fairfield County, hosting speakers of relevant topics related to the field of geriatrics, and for professionals and organizations that serve the elderly population to share relevant issues.
“I am honored to be asked to join such an important organization. By working together and sharing ideas with fellow geriatric professionals, we can improve the quality of life for seniors throughout the area.”
For more information on The Connecticut Geriatrics Society, contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org.